If you have WordPress Jetpack plugin installed you should have your 2012 Annual Report by now. Below is the summary.
WordPress only reports the top 5 in the annual report so I used Google Analytics as well to get the top 10.
My top referring sites in 2012 are mostly social networks – Twitter, Stumbleupon, Facebook, Youtube and XDA Forums.
Also, according to WordPress some of my most popular posts were written before 2012 so my writing has staying power. Sounds awesome! Now, here’s the list:
10. Windows 8 Consumer Preview VirtualBox Installation Step-by-Step: It seems that many people interested to test Windows 8 in virtual machine. VirtualBox is free so it’s not surprising it is popular.
9. iGoogle Alternatives – Find a New Start Page Before Google Shutdowns iGoogle in 2013: After all, many people still use a start page. I’m not sure if it was a good move for Google.
8. BlueStacks on Windows 8 to Run 400,000 Android Apps: BlueStacks is getting better and better and if they continue to make more Android apps run with 100% compatibility on Windows 8 it might become the best way to run Android on x86 machines.
7. Google Black Navigation Bar: Remove, Disable or Change It: People are still not stopping to make Google black navigation bar a facelift. Maybe Google should consider giving more options to people like how Microsoft gives more option to customize Windows start menu and Apple, OS X dock.
6. Windows 8 Release Preview VirtualBox Installation and Error Troubleshooting: This is a surprise because I have three Windows related blog posts in top 10.
5. 8 Blogging Lessons from Game of Thrones (Part 1): Game of Thrones is one of my favorite show this year and it will return on March 31, 2013 as hinted in HBO teaser.
4. Browser Wars Illustrated: From #7, up to #4. I never thought browser wars is that popular.
3. Free Facebook Mobile Access (Philippines Promo): While the promo is not available anymore, some people are still looking for free Facebook access using their mobile phones. With the increasing availability of LTE phone I could see that it will stay on my top posts for quite a while.
2. Kindle Comparison Chart – Kindle Fire vs. Others: Same as last year, still in #2. I really think I should write more about gadgets.
1. How to Wisely Use DFA Passport Appointment System: Still my #1 post. I hope it still serves as a helpful guideline for many Filipinos who are confused on how to get the new Philippine e-passport.
I wrote a total of 83 posts this year and this is my most active year in blogging yet after my long hiatus in 2008.
I know I can do more next year so I am excited to start 2013 already. In just a few hours, it’s already 2013. Happy New Year !
Grateful for the past. Hopeful for the future. Confident in the present. #2013
— Marck V. (@metallicvapor) December 30, 2012