This is the last post of 2013 that I’ll be publishing. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys have prepared my 2013 annual report and here are the final results. Wooooot!!!
Crunchy numbers for 2013
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
In 2013, there were 351 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,781 posts. There were 784 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 129 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was October 26th with710 views. The most popular post that day was Peter Gray from Linden Lab responds to Kylie Sabra about TOS changes .
Attractions in 2013
These are the posts that got the most views in 2013.
How did they find you?
Where did they come from?
That’s 171 countries in all!
Most visitors came from The United States. The United Kingdom & Germany were not far behind.
Who were they?
These were your 5 most active commenters:
2011 & 2012 annual reports
Wow and thanks so much to everyone that has viewed my blog this year. More great things to come in 2014. Happy New Year 2014! 🙂
In 2013 the SL community lost many well known friends and the grid again lost great talent. They will never be forgotten and the good memories will be with us forever. It’s so sad hearing about well known SL avatars passings during the year and my condolences goes to the family/friends affected.
Tributes go to the following…
Rest in peace. We will miss you!
If you know of any others that passed away in Second Life during 2013, please comment below and lets remember.
There is just hours before 2014 officially starts around the world and it’s time to look ahead to the big events happening in Second Life during 2014. Here is the updated list of events with confirmed dates for next year.
Second Life 11th Birthday
- Second Life will be 11 years old on June 23rd 2014
The Drax Files Radio Hour 2014
- Launches on 10th January 2014
Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2014
- The conference is being held on 9th-12th April 2014
- More details can be found here
2nd annual OpenSim Conference 2014
Relay for Life of Second Life 2014
- RFL Kick-Off Celebration starts on 8th March 2014
- Fashion For Life starts on 8th-17th March 2014
- Paint SL Purple starts on 4th-10th April 2014
- 7th annual Home & Garden Expo starts on 15th-27th May 2014
- Relay Weekend starts on 19th-20th July 2014
- More special events can be found here
Bay City 6th Anniversary 2014
- Bay City community in Second Life will reach it’s 6th anniversary in mid-May 2014 (19th or 20th)
- Other Bay City events include: Mole Day, Hot Bay City Nights, Tree Lighting, Fashion Week and more!
One Billion Rising 2014
- 2nd annual event in Second Life expected to take place on 14th February 2014
SL Blogger Conference 2014
- The SL Blogger conference will be held on 7th to 9th February 2014
- Apply Here
5th anniversary of 1920s Berlin 2014
- Due to take place in mid-late May 2014
- Due to take place in mid-late October 2014
4th anniversary of Emphatic Eccentricia 2014
Skin Fair 2014
- The Skin Fair will take place on 14th to 30th March 2014
Second Life Hunts 2014
I wish everyone a Happy New Year 2014 and please share what SL events you are looking forward to during 2014 in comments. Thanks! 🙂
A new SL Blogger Conference is being planned currently it seems for 2014 to discuss everything about Second Life Blogging which sounds very interesting indeed. The SL Blogger conference will be held on 7th to 9th February 2014.
This is a great chance to share SL blogging experiences with others on the grid and learn more about blogging in general. If you are interested in being a speaker then check out the Google Docs page to apply.
2013 has been a great year for OpenSim with huge growth in regions, users and active users. This month the top 40 OpenSim grids passed the big 30, 000 regions mark and now has nearly 4,000 more regions than Second Life. I would imagine the positive trend will continue into 2014 and 2015+.
For the first time on my blog I’m highlighting the big opensim memorable events and new records from 2013 that I’ve covered this year.
- Nothing to report during this month
Wow, it’s been a busy year blogging about OpenSim grids during 2013 as you can see above and I can’t wait to blog more about OpenSim grids during 2014.
Bring on 2014! 🙂
Ready for Love Festival 2013 – January 13, 2013
One Billion Rising 2013 – February 14th 2013
Raglan Shire Artwalk 2013 – May 5th 2013
HOME EXPO 3 – May 23rd 2013
SL10B History Walk – June 17th 2013
4th of July Town – July 4th 2013
Relay for Life of Second Life 2013 – July 14th 2013
Firestorm 3rd birthday celebrations – September 5th 2013
Virtual Ability Auditorium visit – September 23rd 2013
Grendel’s Children visit – October 1st 2013
Owl eating breakfast at BURN2 2013 – October 28th 2013
My 7th rezday in Second Life – October 31st 2013
Brasil Rio Surf visit – November 17th 2013
The Bay City Tree Lighting 2013 – December 8th 2013
2013 Avi Choice Awards – December 16th 2013
Owl christmas at Bay City 2013