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From the Archivist's Notebook

2015 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on From the Archivist's Notebook’s activity in 2015. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

There were 234 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 237 MB. That's about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 1st with 405 views. The most popular post that day was Tales of Olynthus: Spoken and Unspoken.

Posting Patterns

In 2015, there were 18 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 44 posts.

Best Day

with 5 posts total

Attractions in 2015

These are the posts that got the most views on From the Archivist's Notebook in 2015.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2015 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. twitter.com
  3. feedly.com
  4. maillists.uci.edu
  5. ascsa.edu.gr

Where did they come from?

That's 110 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Greece & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2015 was A Mycenaean “Matter of Fact”: Part II, Joe Alsop’s Greek Bronze Age Archive at the University of Cincinnati

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Glenn R. Bugh 9 comments
  • 2 Hélène Antigone Andromeda 3 comments
  • 3 Maria Liston 3 comments
  • 4 polyxena2 2 comments
  • 5 John Fischer 2 comments

See you in 2016

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2015. We look forward to serving you again in 2016! Happy New Year!


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