My Year of Blogging: 2012 Edition


I just received my WordPress Annual Report for 2012. Every year I like to look and see what my stats are for the year. It gives me a good idea of what people are interested in with my blog:

Page Views- 72,000

“19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 72,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.”

I don’t necessarily care for Jay-Z, but I love the way WordPress puts numbers into perspective.

Busiest Day- October 2nd

“The busiest day of the year was October 2nd with 1,043 views. The most popular post that day was 5.0 PvE Resto Druid Gear Guide.”

I appreciate everyone reading and using my gear guide. It took quite a bit of work and time to put together. I’ll be sure to update it when 5.2 gets much closer to launch.

Top Post for 2012- Changes to expect in 5.0

A lot of people were interested with the changes Mists of Pandaria brought. We got a new talent system and many of our spells and abilities were overhauled. We’ll be seeing even more changes when 5.2 is released.

Top Search Words for 2012- resto druid pvp, resto druid pvp 4.3, resto druid pvp guide, resto druid 5.0, and resto druid pvp gear

Surprisingly, PvP is what brought many people to my blog since I offer a Casual PvP Guide based on my own experiences in Random and Premade Battlegrounds. I am by no means an expert PvP player, but I think many appreciate a “basics” guide that can instruct them on how to gear their character and some basic tips for surviving.

Top Referring Sites for 2012:

I get many referrals from Lissanna who also happens to be an officer in my guild. She funnels a lot of views to many other Druid blogs as well.

MMO-C has a great Resto Guide. I occasionally use it when I forget the name for some of the new enchants we have. I only recently became a forum member on MMO-C since I found that the forum was sometimes made up of the same cesspool found on the official WoW Forums. I’ve gotten a lot better at dodging trolls.

Ah Twitter. You are my pride and joy. I would be so bored at work if it wasn’t for the constant discussions about Druids and bacon.

The WoW Druid Forum also has a great Resto Guide that is maintained by Lissanna from Restokin.

Ah Binkenstein. I’ve gotten quite a few referrals from Bink’s blog ever since I made my Haste Breakpoint chart during MoP Beta. I found the math for deciphering the breakpoints to be quite fun, but unfortunately my end result was still a few numbers off from the true values because of banker’s rounding (I had no idea how to pull that off in Excel). Bink’s numbers were spot on, so credit is to him for the math. Be sure to check out Bink’s other Haste Breakpoint Cards for DPS casters and the other healing classes.

Where did all those views come from?

  • US- 30,503
  • UK- 5,245
  • Canada (eh?)- 5,052
  • Australia- 2,937
  • Sweden- 2,605
  • Germany- 2,525
  • France- 1,758

The US is always a given, but I always find it fascinating that my blog reaches out to people all around the world. I mean, I had 2 views from Uzbekistan!

So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my blog for 2012 and I hope you WILL enjoy it for 2013!

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