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Westminster Confidential

2014 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 Westminster Confidential’s activity in 2014. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 8 days for that many people to see it.

There were 202 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 55 MB. That's about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 8th with 5,460 views. The most popular post that day was Coming Soon: The privatised sick note service that will email you back to work .

Posting Patterns

In 2014, there were 259 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 570 posts.

Longest Streak

31 March - 12 April

Best Day

with 49 posts total

How did they find this blog?

Where did they come from?

That's 157 countries in all!
Most visitors came from United Kingdom. The United States & Australia were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2014 was Coming Soon: The privatised sick note service that will email you back to work

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 jeffrey davies 47 comments
  • 2 jaypot2012 41 comments
  • 3 Mike Sivier 39 comments
  • 4 GMB 39 comments
  • 5 A6er 30 comments

See you in 2015

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2014. We look forward to serving you again in 2015! Happy New Year!


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