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2013 in blogging

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About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on The Connected Classroom’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 146 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,013 posts. There were 141 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 58 MB. That's about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 4th with 183 views. The most popular post that day was Students Front & Center @ METC 2013.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on The Connected Classroom in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. twitter.com
  2. facebook.com
  3. csd.org
  4. 2014.metcconference.org
  5. csdtechpd.org

Some visitors came searching, mostly for show me a movie winning 2012, wired classroom, and common core for the not so common learner.

Where did they come from?

That's 97 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & Philippines were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was Guest Blog Post on the Upcoming 19th Annual CHARACTERplus National Character Education Conference

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 johnzoccola 1 comment
  • 2 John Matthews 1 comment
  • 3 Steve Ryan 1 comment
  • 4 Mike Royal 1 comment
  • 5 Kristie Nuelle 1 comment

See you in 2014

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2013. We look forward to serving you again in 2014! Happy New Year!


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