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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 Gillespie Lab’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 17 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 99 posts. There were 19 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17 MB. That's about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 24th with 244 views. The most popular post that day was Toxicogenomics - Many many genes....

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Gillespie Lab in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for gillespie lab, problems in teaching science, challenges of teaching science, and challenges in teaching science.

Where did they come from?

That's 112 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. India & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Watson & Crick In 1953

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Nadia Majeed 27 comments
  • 2 Aisha Nasim 25 comments
  • 3 Roshani Shah 20 comments
  • 4 Aditya Bissoonauth 20 comments
  • 5 Vanessa Ramnauth 19 comments

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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