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Marilyn R. Gardner

2013 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on Marilyn R. Gardner’s activity in 2013. 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 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 8 days for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 313 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 982 posts. There were 556 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 336 MB. That's about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was May 9th with 2,136 views. The most popular post that day was Learning to Grieve Well.

Attractions in 2013

These are the posts that got the most views on Marilyn R. Gardner in 2013.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for saudade, pioneer woman, opinion, don't be defeatist dear, and maggie smith downton abbey quotes.

Where did they come from?

That's 199 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. Canada & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was Learning to Grieve Well

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Robynn 256 comments
  • 2 Bettie 104 comments
  • 3 Marilyn's Mom 87 comments
  • 4 Little Gumnut 70 comments
  • 5 petra09 57 comments

See you in 2014

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2013. We look forward to serving you again in 2014! Happy New Year!


Marilyn R. Gardner

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