2011: The Year In Blogging

It was another great year for readership here at Artifacting. 2001 brought 1,016,006 absolute unique readers to the blog. I’ve been writing this blog for seven years so it feels great to have finally hit the 1M mark. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers throughout 2011. The peak in late August came from the blog entry about the art of stealing. The dip in mid December was a result of the site getting hacked.

Absolute Unique Visitors 2011

The top ten most visited posts published in 2011:

  1. Get A Cute Nickname For Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend
  2. Rainbow Dash Attack
  3. 5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte
  4. Colorized Version Of Burning Monk Thích Quảng Đức
  5. 24 Hours Of American Hardcore Punk Songs
  6. Grantland (And ESPN Page2) RSS Feed
  7. The Gävlebocken (Gävle Goat) Has Once Again Gone Up In Flames
  8. Hewlett-Packard (Still) Knows Nothing About Personal Computers
  9. Disneyland Entry Whistle/Sound Ringtones
  10. Colfax Avenue, 1972

Referring sites sent 94,092 unique visitors to Artifacting in 2011 via 2,613 sources. That is actually a slight from 2010. Below is a chart of referrals to Artifacting throughout 2011:
Unique Visitors From Referring Sites

The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2010 were:

  1. Facebook
  2. Stumbleupon
  3. Yahoo Answers
  4. Reddit
  5. Wikihow
  6. Metafilter
  7. The Blaze
  8. Fishing Buddy
  9. Boing Boing
  10. Twitter

Once again, not a single personal blog has made the list (this hasn’t happened since 2008). I beginning to believe personal blogs are going the way of the ghost.

General stats for Artifacting are as follows:
Posts 1,278
Categories 78
Comments 7,530

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

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