And the winner is…!

The most popular post here in 2012 was Sniffing out the swamp then looking up…. (August 2012).

You may view my WordPress Annual Report.

Crunchy numbers

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 49,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals

In 2012, there were 399 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,535 posts.

The busiest day of the year was June 9th with 878 views. The most popular post that day was Australia not earthquake free.

The most viewed posts:

  1. Home page / Archives 18,610 views in 2012
  2. Sniffing out the swamp then looking up…. 1,753
  3. A very personal Australia Day 26 January – my family 1,396
  4. Being Australian 16: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 9 – my tribes 1,230
  5. Nostalgia and the globalising world — from Thomas Hardy to 2010 935
  6. The Rainbow Warrior 752
  7. Being Australian 11: inclusive multiculturalism Aussie style 4 665
  8. About 532
  9. Tomorrow is… 531
  10. This may well be the best Australian history book I have EVER read! 505
  11. Jack Vidgen–Australia’s Got Talent last night 480
  12. Niggling example of political short-sightedness: Maldon-Dombarton rail link 478
  13. Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta Episode 3–SBS last night 373
  14. Wollongong local history 336
  15. Being Australian 302
  16. Family history and mystery–the Indigenous connection 299
  17. Being Australian 20: poem and song, images, dreams, nostalgia, England 295
  18. Best documentary on climate change so far… 268
  19. Sport and multicultural Australia 259
  20. Australia’s flood crisis 257
  21. Mail me 252
  22. Australia’s Got Talent 2011 Grand Final 252

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Here is the Photo Blog’s December collage.

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Top posts there were:

  1. Home page / Archives 5,087
  2. Shellharbour 2 – Beverley Whitfield Pool 127
  3. Corner of Goulburn and George Streets, Sydney 125
  4. The amazing Surry Hills Library 1 112
  5. 2012 96
  6. St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Wollongong — 3 94
  7. The ultimate old photos post 93
  8. Paddy’s Market to Ultimo 2 – the markets 93
  9. Small Buddhist temple 3 89
  10. Wollongong–Boxing Day sales crowds, but not on Boxing Day 68
  11. Old Illawarra: mystery scans from my family archives 67
  12. Illawarra Flame Tree — Brachychiton acerifolius 66
  13. Waiting for Jack Vidgen — 1 65
  14. Old haunt derelict now 64
  15. 2009 Mardi Gras Fair Day 4 – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party 62
  16. Volcanic eruption in Australia ’3000 years overdue’! 58
  17. Old court house, Wollongong — 2 57
  18. Lunch at The Hellenic Club, Figtree 54
  19. Revisiting Surry Hills: The Shakespeare Hotel and Devonshire Street 52
  20. The Carrington Hotel, Bourke Street 50
  21. Mount Keira 50