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Portraits of War

2013 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

Each rocket represents a post published on this blog in 2013. 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 Portraits of War’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 72,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 52 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 249 posts. There were 321 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 153 MB. That's about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 27th with 1,340 views. The most popular post that day was Operation Crossroads - Post-WWII Color Slide Photo - QB-17 Drone Plane at Roswell, New Mexico.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for german u boat, "april 16, 1945" 777th, 69th infantry ww2, nose art, and lee marvin.

Where did they come from?

That's 130 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. France & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was WWI 29th Division 115th Infantry Regiment Panoramic Yardlong Photo - Amazing Details!

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 H. Conrad Lauer 5 comments
  • 2 Rogier van de Hoef 4 comments
  • 3 Chris Kassabian Schaefer 4 comments
  • 4 Jacqueline Clynes 3 comments
  • 5 Chaplain59 3 comments

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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