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The Black Laser

2012 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2012. And because we like to share, we made the fireworks available as a jQuery plugin on GitHub.

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on The Black Laser’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 38,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

In 2012, there were 160 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 647 posts.

The busiest day of the year was February 14th with 284 views. The most popular post that day was A Happy Valentine's Day from The Black Laser!.

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Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on The Black Laser in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for birdy nam nam goin in lyrics, sittin on the toilet, sitting on the toilet, kurt vonnegut, and tonsils.

Where did they come from?

That's 162 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was No, really, what do you use that iPad for?

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Sgt McGarnickle AKA Skidmark 12 comments
  • 2 Monica 3 comments
  • 3 Skamperdans 3 comments
  • 4 J Zizzle 1 comment
  • 5 ghest 1 comment

See you in 2013

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!


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