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2012 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 The African File’s activity in 2012. You may start scrolling!

Crunchy numbers

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 42,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 10 Film Festivals

In 2012, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 140 posts. There were 73 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 45 MB. That's about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 1st with 297 views. The most popular post that day was Impact of Economic and Political Sanctions on Apartheid.

How did they find this blog?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for effects of apartheid in south africa and globalization in south africa.

Where did they come from?

That's 178 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. South Africa & United Kingdom were not far behind.

Who were they?

The most commented on post in 2012 was Africa's Technological Potential

These were the 5 most active commenters on this blog:

  • 1 Feleg 2 comments
  • 2 Eugene Lee 2 comments
  • 3 Dr. Willy Takang 1 comment
  • 4 Blasius Charles NJI 1 comment
  • 5 Thaddeus Simonds 1 comment

See you in 2013

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2012. We look forward to serving you again in 2013! Happy New Year!


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