A year-in-review for this blog

Editor’s note: I received this report from WordPress about Sierra Foothills Report. I’m happy to share it, being a fan of publishing transparency:

•London Olympic Stadium holds 80,000 people. This blog was viewed about 520,000 times in 2011. If it were competing at London Olympic Stadium, it would take about 7 sold-out events for that many people to see it.

•In 2011, there were 1,459 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 4,117 posts. There were 859 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 303mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

•The busiest day of the year was March 15th with 3,147 views. The most popular post that day was “How The Union makes light of racism in our community.”

•The top referring sites in 2011 were:

•Your most commented on post in 2011 was “Sierra Foothills Report on hiatus for two weeks.”

These were your 5 most active commenters:
1. John Stoos, 2539 comments
2. kate, 1913 comments
3. Ben Emery, 1587 comments
4. Steve Frisch, 1477 comments
5. Douglas Keachie, 796 comments

•These are the posts that got the most views in 2011:

1. How The Union makes light of racism in our community — 44 comments, March 2011
2. 9/11 Budweiser Clydesdales commercial – shown just once — 15 comments, September 2011
3. Sierra Foothills Report on hiatus for two weeks — 217 comments, August 2011
4. “No you can’t be Charlie Sheen for Halloween”! — 0 comments, March 2011
5. Craigslist, eBay flooded with Burning Man tickets — 15 comments, July 2011

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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