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West Cork History

2013 in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com!


About the fireworks

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on West Cork History’s activity in 2013. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2013, there were 157 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 340 posts. There were 750 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 334 MB. That's about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 23rd with 400 views. The most popular post that day was Mallow (Magh nAla, Plain of the Stone), Co. Cork, Some Church of Ireland Records from 1700.

How did they find this blog?

The top referring sites in 2013 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. reddit.com
  3. mail.yahoo.com
  4. corkgen.org
  5. corkrecords.com

Some visitors came searching, mostly for solicitor margaret cork, muintervara, durrus history, and cornelius leary born bantry area 1842.

Where did they come from?

That's 100 countries in all!
Most visitors came from Ireland. The United States & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2013 was Records of the Barrys of County Cork from the Earliest to the present time (1902) with Pedigrees

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Barry Bradfield 5 comments
  • 2 ralphbullivant 3 comments
  • 3 Mary Jean Mulherin 3 comments
  • 4 Ann Forster 3 comments
  • 5 Michael Daley 2 comments

See you in 2014

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