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The Next Grand Minimum

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 Next Grand Minimum’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 90,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2012, there were 153 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 259 posts. There were 104 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 26 MB. That's about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 13th with 1,329 views. The most popular post that day was Russians Scientists -- Next Little Ice Age Near.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on The Next Grand Minimum in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for solar cycle 25, next grand minimum, the next grand minimum, next ice age prediction, and maunder minimum 2012.

Where did they come from?

That's 134 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. United Kingdom & Australia were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Russians Scientists -- Next Little Ice Age Near

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Russell Steele 22 comments
  • 2 Sean 18 comments
  • 3 Anthony J.Mengotto 15 comments
  • 4 DJ 11 comments
  • 5 Dena 10 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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