Happy 2013, all.
Here’s a list of the top 10 most-visited posts on the blog in 2012… or rather, starting with March, the earliest I have statistics available. March is when I moved from Piwik to Google Analytics, with the discovery that Piwik can’t export its own data. (Shades of the GnuCash incident…) Still, here’s the top posts for 2012:
- Anthony’s Xubuntu 12.04 post-installation guide: By far the most popular post on the blog, it’s usually the most visited post each day, barring a few random spikes.
- Tech thoughts: Xubuntu 11.10 post-installation guide: Less popular once 12.04 came out, but still gets some traffic (people with older installs?).
- The main blog/site URL.
- Linux Mint XFCE (201104) vs. Xubuntu 10.10: Battle of the XFCE-using distros: Despite this post being long outdated (written back in April 2011), and that there’s likely more thorough/updated comparisons between the two elsewhere online, there’s still a steady stream of traffic for this post. (These days, I’d probably suggest going with Mint Xfce over Xubuntu…)
- Catwoman, Starfire, and the DCNU reboot: Much of the traffic dropped once I resized the included graphic to a less gargantuan size, but it still draws some traffic. Of course it doesn’t help that DC’s issues with sexism still persist in the “New 52.”
- “Comixology” tag: I’ve devoted plenty of virtual ink to writing about Comixology.
- Nook Color and Nook Tablet now have CBZ file support: What the title says. I also still get a few hits on an older how-to-root-the-Nook post. These days, the Nook’s been given to my niece, as I’ve replaced it with the much more versatile and nicer Nexus 7.
- Anthony’s Linux Mint 13 Xfce post-installation guide: In late summer, I moved to Linux Mint from Xubuntu, and with it, wrote a post-installation guide to accompany the move. Not as popular as the Xubuntu guide, but given I just moved to Mint 14, I might consider updating this guide at some point.
- Anthony gets a new HP laptop and moves to Linux Mint: What the title says. I bought a newer HP laptop this summer, and installed Mint 14 on it. While I’ve moved to a Mac Mini for home computing, I still use the laptop on trips out of town, plus for a few things I don’t have on the Mini (a Usenet newsgroup reader that doesn’t cost $30 and a CD/DVD burner, particularly).
- More 2012 Olympics tech issues: NBC Olympics website streaming on Linux: My now-obsolete guide to getting NBC’s Olympics streaming coverage to work on Linux computers saw a big spike in site traffic when it was linked to on a Linux-related Reddit subreddit.
While a few of the above were in more than one category, the breakdown seems to be:
- 64% Technology
- 27% Comics
- 9% Other (visits to the site’s main URL)
By far, technology’s the most popular category, with much of it related to the Linux-related posts above. Coming in second would be comics, followed by hits to the main site URL itself.
Thanks again, everyone, for reading my blog!