–2012 in Review…

by Andy Grogan on December 31, 2012 · 0 comments

in General Mumblings

I read with great interest today Michel de Rooij’s “A short retrospective” summarising 2012 on his excellent blog EighTwoOne #821. I thought that was pretty cool.

Michel and I both use WordPress as our blogging platform – and one the many things that WordPress does is (if you are either blogging directly on or have your hosted sites connected to Jet Pack) they provide you with some “fun” stats for your site each year.

Given that I liked Michel’s so much – I thought that I would share some of mine.


Wow – more visitors than Liechtenstein? It’s odd as I have been to Liechtenstein and it is a great place; and I am sure that it is more fun than my blog! – Maybe I can set up some kind of tourist economy for in 2013, then again perhaps not.

I am still amazed at the amount of people who visit my blog, and of course grateful for their (your) continued support. I will be hoping to keep posting on through 2013 – and there are many cool topics to get my teeth into, especially in light of the Wave 15 products that have been released in 2012.

It seems that I get most of my traffic from forums and from Paul Cunningham’s rather cool Exchange Server Pro website (please visit if you have not already done so) – interesting to see that I get some reasonable traffic from Facebook. I have to admit that I have not done as much with the Facebook page as I would have liked – definitely something to focus on in 2013.


Interestingly enough, WordPress thinks that I have had visitors from 208 countries! I had a quick look online and there is some conjecture about exactly how many nations there are – but the popular vote is around 196. Mind you, when you bring into the equation things like Recognised States, Observer States, Dependant territories etc. that figure does rise to about 249.

So – should I claim that my blog has technically had a visit from almost every country in Earth? or do I think that perhaps this little stat is open to interpretation?, Bugger it – I am going to claim that created several new nation states in 2012, one of which is called “” (if you look hard enough on the world map you will see it in between Greenland and Norway!)


Anyhow, I hope that you have enjoyed this little run through and you have enjoyed over the last year. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your continued support, comment and suggestions. This only leaves it for me to say – please have a happy and safe new year for 2013.


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