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Nigel Chaloner

2011 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Nigel Chaloner’s activity in 2011. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 143 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 501 posts. There were 141 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 23 MB. That's about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 24th with 210 views. The most popular post that day was Acacia Designs.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2011 were:

Some visitors came searching, mostly for wonga review, george shaw, bollocks, abomination, and the abomination.

Where did they come from?

Most visitors came from United Kingdom. The United States & Canada were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2011 was Is Brian True-May racist or is Lloyd Langford prejudice?

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 frogmella 20 comments
  • 2 dan meskell 2 comments
  • 3 SS 2 comments
  • 4 Tom London 2 comments
  • 5 gail.feltham 2 comments

Attractions in 2011

These are the posts that got the most views on Nigel Chaloner in 2011.

See you in 2012

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We look forward to serving you again in 2012! Happy New Year!


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