Now that November’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) is a fond memory and your blogging habit is firmly entrenched, it’s time to take a peek back at November by the numbers on WordPress.com.
Posts that grabbed your attention
In November, you wrote nearly 36 million posts and over 245 million words. Think about that: 245 million words. That’s about 4,000 250-page books. Your muses were on fire on November 21st, the most prolific day of the month, where together you wrote nearly 1.5 million posts.
The post has been widely publicized and featured on BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Mail Online, Cosmopolitan, The Matt Walsh Blog, and Today.com, just to name some of the outlets that covered the post and its rise to fame.
Lest we forget
On November 11th, we marked Veteran’s Day in the United States and Armistice Day and Remembrance Day elsewhere around the world. A Pearl Harbor survivor’s “visit to the Navy,” recorded in A Sailor’s Dying Wish, is powerful. The story of Electrician’s Mate Second Class William Bud Cloud’s visit to the USS Dewey, and the incredible reception he received from the servicemen and women aboard the ship, is both poignant and moving.
Good things to come
Your favorite topics in November
Speaking of Veteran’s Day, you published 3,710 posts on that topic in November.
The holiday season was front and center. You wrote 39,510 posts on Thanksgiving, 1,694 posts on Hanukkah, and 54,290 posts on Christmas, maybe because you’re thinking of food, (48,170 posts) family, (46,948 posts) and friends (18,125 posts).
A lively conversation
You’ve got a lot to say! You wrote 53 million comments in November in response to nearly 36 million posts. You were feeling chattiest on November 1st, where you made over two million comments across WordPress.com. You gave out over seven million Likes during the month.
Behind the scenes at WordPress.com
In November, we were excited to launch Twenty Fourteen, the new default theme for the upcoming year. It’s a free, sleek, magazine-style theme we think you’re going to love for content-rich sites.
Previous instalments in the “By the Numbers” Series
- Dec 9, 2013 @ 2:25 pm
- behind the scenes
Dec 9th at 6:07 pm
36 million posts, wow!
Dec 10th at 12:55 am
Pretty amazing people are talking more about hockey than football. That definitely doesn’t correlate to the whole nation.
Dec 10th at 4:47 pm
36 million! Thats insane! Congrats on your success!
Dec 10th at 4:57 pm
Bravo! I always love the numbers update. Also, twenty fourteen theme is such an impressive layout, way to go WordPress!
Dec 11th at 3:11 am
Who would have thought hockey was more popular than football in regards to writing more posts? Interesting…
Dec 11th at 10:45 am
I am very much a “numbers man” but this is above all expectation! 4,000 250-page books! Can we top that in Dec 2013? Yes I think we can!
Dec 11th at 5:20 pm
Not many views on my blog yet, but I just started it on Nov. 28th, so I only had one post that would have qualified here, and only two days for people to view it. I have to admit, WordPress is a blast. And since I do OKC Thunder postgames, I’ve already had 5 posts for December, and I’m about to write #6. I should have a total of 17 posts by the end of the month, so you know I’ll be on here A LOT.
Dec 11th at 5:25 pm
26 million actual views (make that 26 million and one) wow! Still, I am proud of today’s 21 views. And I am loving WordPress – Thank you. Have a great Christmas.
Dec 11th at 7:10 pm
I am new to WP, started Nov 2013, with 370 views on one blog, and 50 on another. At the same time I started on About.me.com and I have had 11550 views in the same period. About.me site is a one page, with links to WP etc. I am obviously missing the important ingredient required on WP. Congratulations to all who make this a great site.
Dec 12th at 6:24 pm
Terrific numbers! An article has had over 26 million views to date. I think I need my whole life to even one of his popular written post.
Dec 13th at 1:51 am
Loving the WordPress platform!!! Congratulations on all of the success!!!
Dec 18th at 4:26 pm
I published frequently in November, but did not participate in NaBloPoMo. However, I was so inspired by everyone else I might give it a try next year!
Dec 18th at 4:30 pm
Since incorporating photography, doing NaBloPoMo daily, doing the daily prompts, and weekly photo challenge, my blogs have greatly improved in followers and views! Thank you WordPress for all your inspiring prompts and I wish you all happy holidays and continued success in the new year ahead!
Dec 18th at 8:08 pm
Very cool! I only started in December, so perhaps my stats will contribute next month!
Dec 19th at 12:02 am
Awesome! I feel the rush before Christmas and New Year and have a hunch that next month’s statistics will be bigger.