Happy WordPress Birthday!

Today is the 1 year anniversary of this blog’s existence on the WordPress platform. In this year, we’ve had 641,000 hits on the blog. This is 41,000 more than I envisioned having ideally.

Here are the visits from just the last 7 days:

United States FlagUnited States 4,735                     South Africa FlagSouth Africa 1,635                             Canada FlagCanada 1,157

United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 567                   Germany FlagGermany 263                                        Australia FlagAustralia 258

Belgium FlagBelgium 101                                     Netherlands FlagNetherlands 98                                    Denmark FlagDenmark 81

France FlagFrance 72                                         Israel FlagIsrael 71                                                  Ireland FlagIreland 66

India FlagIndia 65                                            Poland FlagPoland 52                                                 Slovenia FlagSlovenia 49

Sweden FlagSweden 49                                        Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 42                                      Philippines FlagPhilippines 40

New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 39                              Croatia FlagCroatia 37                                               Italy FlagItaly 30

Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 28                       Spain FlagSpain 27                                                 Japan FlagJapan 19

Greece FlagGreece 19                                         Romania FlagRomania14                                         Brazil FlagBrazil14

Singapore FlagSingapore 13                                   Argentina FlagArgentina 13                                       Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 13

Thailand FlagThailand 11                                      Latvia FlagLatvia 11                                              Finland FlagFinland 10

Malaysia FlagMalaysia 10                                    Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 9                                             Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 8

Ghana FlagGhana 8                                            Mexico FlagMexico 7                                             Serbia FlagSerbia 7

Norway FlagNorway 7                                        Turkey FlagTurkey 7                                               Russian Federation FlagRussia  7

Portugal FlagPortugal 7                                     Albania FlagAlbania 7                                              Indonesia FlagIndonesia 6

United Arab Emirates FlagUAE 6                                              Bahrain FlagBahrain 5                                             Iceland FlagIceland 5

Ukraine FlagUkraine 5                                        Cyprus FlagCyprus 5                                            Jamaica FlagJamaica 4

Slovakia FlagSlovakia 3                                       Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 2                                            Panama FlagPanama 2

Venezuela FlagVenezuela 2                                  Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 2                                     Uruguay FlagUruguay 2

Azerbaijan FlagAzerbaijan 2                                 Estonia FlagEstonia 2                                           Guam FlagGuam 2

Barbados FlagBarbados 2                                   Mongolia FlagMongolia 2                                      Nigeria FlagNigeria 2

Colombia FlagColombia 2                                  Georgia FlagGeorgia 2                                             Rwanda FlagRwanda 1

Chile FlagChile 1                                           Netherlands Antilles FlagNetherlands Antilles 1                 Pakistan FlagPakistan 1

Lithuania FlagLithuania 1                                  Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia 1                                  Austria FlagAustria 1

Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 1

Overall, moving to WordPress has been a great idea, and I congratulate myself on making the move. In the past year, Blogger has crashed several times and has undergone an interface change that makes it a pain in the ass to use.

8 thoughts on “Happy WordPress Birthday!

  1. I was the first commentator on this blog.

    Hope you become so big one day that I put this on my resume!


  2. Did you never figure out the South Africa mystery? I was sitting on the edge of my seat–I really wanted to know! 🙂

    I don’t know how representative your last 7 days are of your visitors in general, but I enjoy seeing the distribution. My top 3 visiting countries are the US, Colombia, and Argentina. Too bad WordPress didn’t install this feature earlier.


    1. Colombia? How interesting! Do you know why that happened?

      The South African wave has now mostly subsided but it remains as much of a mystery as it was at the start.


      1. I had a South Africa wave a few weeks back (though nowhere near as much of a wave as you did, given that I average around 150 views/day) – it turns out that a parent of a could of Autistic kids in SA found my blog and shared it. She then left a comment telling me what the influx of views from SA was from. It was very neat. I really like the new feature – so cool to see how international things can be. Happy WP Birthday!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.