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Off The Base

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 Off The Base’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

In 2012, there were 366 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 861 posts. There were 482 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 334 MB. That's about a picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was November 12th with 1,566 views. The most popular post that day was Send a Deployed Service Member a July 4th Thank You.

Attractions in 2012

These are the posts that got the most views on Off The Base in 2012.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ptsd, tuskegee airmen, thank you military poems, camp lejeune, and us navy.

Where did they come from?

That's 172 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 Afghanistan: Panetta Visit Attacked, Marines Asked to Disarm

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Claudio Alpaca 69 comments
  • 2 Claudio Alpaca 61 comments
  • 3 ssgt leslie 39 comments
  • 4 Harold 36 comments
  • 5 Taking On A Cause 21 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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