2013 Referrals

2013: The Year In Blogging

During 2013 Artifacting saw 1,530,685 absolute unique visitors to the site. While this number is larger than last year is doesn’t show the growth seen in earlier years. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers throughout 2013.

2013 Visitors

The spike on July 7th came from the “Today I learned” Sub-Reddit discovering my post about Venezuela’s Never Ending Lightning Storm.

Below are the top ten most visited posts published on Artifacting in 2013.
Google Street View At Night
Every Human Being
2013 SXSW Music Torrent & Radio
Denver Has The 3rd Best Looking Flag In The Nation.
Climbing The Mercury City Tower
Museum Of Endangered Sounds
Rare Color Film Of The Three Stooges
Gravity Is A Mistake
United States Of Electoral Votes
Bruce Springsteen <–> Dolly Parton

Referring sites sent 165,029 visits from 1,469 different sources during 2013. Less than last year.

2013 Referrals

The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2013 were:

Stumbleupon
Yahoo Answers
Reddit
Facebook
Squidoo
WikiHow
Just Free Stuff
Metafilter
Disneyland Fanclub
Pintrest

This year Pinterest, Wikihow, Just Free Stuff, and the now defunct Disneyland Fanclub were all newcomers to the list over the past year.

General stats for Artifacting are as follows:

Year # Of Posts Avg. Length Of Posts Total Length Of All Posts Comments (Mine)
2013 30 4,889 146,682 115 (2)
2012 88 2,093 184,142 273 (7)
2011 96 3,369 323,412 304 (13)
2010 172 1,900 326,775 326 (20)
2009 105 1,828 191,907 285 (19)
2008 135 956 129,117 363 (34)
2007 248 835 207,145 568 (124)
2006 221 927 204,804 536 (122)
2005 39 1,392 54,292 295 (0)
2004 117 1,673 195,757 955 (0)
2003 144 1,473 212,112 701 (0)

If you’re interested I also have the similar year-end stat posts for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

2013: My Year In Photos

The trend of taking more photos with my phone than my point-and-shoot camera continued in 2013. I’ve also been taking a lot more video this year. I have posted a lot more to Instagram this year while locking down my Flickr account to mostly private and using it as a backup to my harddrive. Here is a short video of my top 5 most favorited pictures from from my Instagram account taken over the past year (as created by Statigram):

2013 Wavegraph

2013: My Year In Music

I have been scrobbling my listening habits to last.fm for almost seven years now. Below I have listed the bands that I listened to most during 2013. Two of the bands in my top ten this year were also on last years list.

  1. Ratatat
  2. Ween
  3. Songs: Ohia
  4. Against Me!
  5. Make Up
  6. Built To Spill
  7. Kanye West
  8. 10 Ft. Ganja Plant (6th last year)
  9. Beastie Boys (4th last year)
  10. Cloud Cult

Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year.
2013 Wavegraph

Additionally, here is a list of my most listened to songs of 2013:

  1. Ratatat – Wildcat
  2. Ratatat – Tacobel Canon
  3. Ratatat – Tropicana
  4. Brassy – Who Stole the Show
  5. Ratatat – Swisha
  6. African Bush Doctor – Not for Sale
  7. Ratatat – Nostrand
  8. Cat Power – Good Woman
  9. Ratatat – Loud Pipes
  10. Junior Toots – This is Fire

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen this year included:
Dinosaur Jr.
Vampire Weekend
Of Monsters And Men

You can also see similar lists put together for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.

2013: My Year In Cities & Towns

My travel was light again this year. Below is a list of cities and towns I’ve visited in 2013. I spent one or more nights in each place listed and those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days.

Edwards, CO*
Niwot, CO*
Vail, CO*
Winter Park, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Nassau, Bahamas
Alice Town, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Dumore Town, Harbour Island, Bahamas

I also have city and town lists for 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.

2012 Wave Graph

2012: My Year In Music

According to last.fm these are the bands that I listened to most during 2012. Only one band in my top ten this year were also on last years list.

  1. Aden
  2. John Lennon
  3. Twothirtyeight
  4. Beastie Boys
  5. Rainer Maria
  6. 10 Foot Ganja Plant (4th last year)
  7. Fishbone
  8. Metallica
  9. Push Kings
  10. Rod Stewart

Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year.
2012 Wave Graph

Additionally, here is a list of my most listened to songs of 2012:

  1. Wilco – I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  2. Wilco – I’m the Man Who Loves You
  3. John Lennon – Jealous Guy
  4. John Lennon – God
  5. Aden – Would You Have Stayed?
  6. John Lennon – Working Class Hero
  7. Twothirtyeight – Indian in Your Eyes
  8. Fishbone – Everybody Is a Star
  9. Twothirtyeight – You Made a Way For Moses
  10. Aden – Scooby Doo

You can also see similar lists put together for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. Last.fm is the service I use to track my listening habits. I’m always trying to discover new music so please go ahead and friend me over at last.fm.

2012: The Year In Blogging

It was a another great year for readership on Artifacting with 1,506,431 absolute unique readers coming to the blog over the year. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers throughout 2012.

Absolute Unique Visitors 2012

The spike on March 17th was caused by Buzzfeed linking to my Sloth Name Generator. The spike on April 27th was caused by Metafilter linking to my Perfect Face Post. And the spikes in June were caused by Stumbleupon finding my Alternative Default Facebook Profiles (almost two years after posting them).

The top ten most visited posts published in 2012 are:

Find The Name Of Your Inner Sloth
Miss NASA Beauty Pageant
The Perfect Face
The Women Of Denver Don’t Really Look Like This
Rain Room
Hunger Games: The Most Accurate Maps Of Panem
Teahupo’o
Names And Types Of Full Moons
Top 100 Best Children’s Books
Brooke Shields And Punk Rock

Referring sites sent a smaller percentage of the total visits to Artifacting this year. In 2012 there were 261,471 referred visitors arriving from 2,097 different sources. Below is a chart of referrals to Artifacting throughout 2011.

Unique Visitors From Referring Sites 2012

The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2012 were:

Stumbleupon
Yahoo Answers
Facebook
Metafilter
Reddit
Buzzfeed
Dark Roasted Blend
Squidoo
Twitter
Dirty

This is the first year since I’ve been tracking that Boing Boing didn’t make my top 10 referral list and the first year that Buzzfeed actually did make the list. I also think it’s interesting that Yahoo Answers has been in the top three referrers for the last four years.

General stats for Artifacting are as follows:

Year # Of Posts Avg. Length Of Posts Total Length Of All Posts Comments (Mine)
2012 88 2,093 184,142 273 (7)
2011 96 3,369 323,412 304 (13)
2010 172 1,900 326,775 326 (20)
2009 105 1,828 191,907 285 (19)
2008 135 956 129,117 363 (34)
2007 248 835 207,145 568 (124)
2006 221 927 204,804 536 (122)
2005 39 1,392 54,292 295 (0)
2004 117 1,673 195,757 955 (0)
2003 144 1,473 212,112 701 (0)

If you’re interested I also have the same stats for 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

2012: My Year In Cities & Towns

My travel was light again this year. Below is a list of cities and towns I’ve visited in 2012. I spent one or more nights in each place listed and those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days.

Edwards, CO*
Niwot, CO*
Vail, CO*
Las Vegas, NV
Buford, CO
Rifle, CO*
Jacksonville, FL
Aspen/Snowmass, CO

I also have city and town lists for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007.