Looking Back at 2012

Looking Back at 2012 January 2, 2013

Here’s your statistical overview of Vox Nova in 2012:

  • We were viewed 470,000 times, which WordPress reminds us is about nine times the volume of tourist traffic that the Principality of Liechtenstein gets every year, so we’ve got that going for us …
  • We sported 355 new posts, bringing the total archive of this site to just over 5,300 posts overall.
  • Our busiest day was February 27, when 2,751 people stopped by, mainly to read MM’s post titled, “Santorum is the one with the ‘phony theology.'”
  • Our most viewed 2012 posts were Kyle’s “Could the Catholic Church Ever Approve of Homosexuality?“, the aforementioned post on Rick Santorum, and Brett’s “Christian Practices in a Consumer Culture.”
  • Our top referring sites were, in order: Facebook, Andrew Sullivan’s “The Daily Dish,” National Catholic Reporter, Google, and that blogosphere within the blogosphere, Patheos.
  • We had visits from people in 189 countries around the world, including 500 from Indonesia, 208 from Thailand, 112 from Ghana, 68 from Venezuela, 6 from Madagascar, 4 from Mongolia, and 1 from Kyrgyzstan. You won’t be surprised to learn that most of our visitors came from the US, Canada, Great Britain and the rest of the Anglosphere.
  • Our most commented upon post was Julia’s late June offering, “As The Church Has Always Taught (Except When It Hasn’t),” which garnered 337 comments.
  • And finally – drum roll, please – our top combox denizens of the year were: A Sinner, with 746 comments; Thales, with 648; Kurt with 580; Rodak, with 547; and Peter Paul Fuchs, with 370 comments!

In 2012, we also said goodbye to Henry Karlson and Sam Rocha, and we welcomed Joshua Brumfield and Aaron Weldon. Thanks to all our faithful readers for making 2012 another great year here at Vox Nova!!

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