The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Elie Chahine’s blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
In its continuing quest to streamline its online services, Google brought three of its most popular goodies under the same roof. In its official Gmail blog, the search giant announced that, beginning over the next couple of weeks, Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+ will merge into the same 15GB pool of shared cloud storage.
The move by Google, allows users to allocate their available storage any way they like between the three services. An updated Google Drive storage page will be updated to show the usage of the storage space.
Google has done away with the old Gmail storage upgrade plans. New ones will apply for all three services starting at $4.99 a month for additional 100GB.
21 December 2012 marks my 1st Blogiversary, meaning that I’ve officially been blogging for a year!
I’ve been trying to visualize what blogging means to me, to see it and then explain it to you all.
Blogging is, at best, a roller coaster. Each day you climb aboard, wondering if the highs will thrill you, urging you to throw your hands up and scream in delight. If the lows frighten you, they’ll leave a lump in your throat, tears welling beneath your closed eyelids. You look beside and behind you to see who has climbed on board with you. Sometimes there’s a celebrity seated next to you, holding your hand and yelling “Woot!!” Behind you are the daily riders, watching your reaction as the roller coaster approaches the ascent.
And then at times you look beside you and the car is empty… you’re riding alone, or so you think. The same crew is behind you, you’re just too afraid to look, to open your eyes and see behind you.
To the same group of readers who come back day after day, thank you. You’ve been quiet, some of you. Others have made their presence known again and again. Thank you for following my roller coaster ride, even when we weren’t sure where it was headed. It’s been a great year, and I can’t wait to continue this wild ride.
Also, it’s almost the end of 2012, so here’s a look back at the year’s biggest hits on my blog. The best of everything: