Saturday, December 31, 2016

Worldly Rise Year End Stats 2016 Edition

Once again I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of my stats. Because stats are fun and don’t let anyone tell you different. So, I’m essentially following on the mold of last year’s statistics. Enjoy!

— In 2016, I started with Liberia and ended with Namibia.

— At the end of 2016, I completed the 119th country for this blog. I did go back and add in the three countries that are not part of the UN at the end, so this now makes me 61% finished with this project. (I’m definitely making headway! Only three more years to go…)

— Of all the countries I have completed so far,
36 (30.25%) have been in Africa
32 (26.89%) have been in Europe
15 (12.61%) have been in Asia
          9 (7.56%) have been in the Caribbean
 8 (6.72%) have been in the Middle East
         7 (5.88%) have been in South America
 5 (4.20%) have been in Oceania
          5 (4.20%) have been in Central America
 2 (1.68%) has been in North America
— Of the 94 countries I have completed so far, 263 languages are represented in some capacity, either as an official language or at some kind of national/regional/vernacular level. Here are the ones who hold some level of status in three or more countries.  
English: 36
French: 32
Arabic: 16
Spanish: 14
German: 11
Russian: 8
Croatian: 7
Armenian: 6
Portuguese: 6
Albanian: 5
Romany/Romani: 5
Serbian: 5
Greek: 4
Bulgarian: 4
Italian: 4
Ukrainian: 4
Azerbaijani: 3
Danish: 3
Garifuna: 3
Hungarian: 3
Slovene/Slovenian: 3
Swahili: 3
Berber (Tamazight): 3
Occitan: 3
Turkish: 3

— As of December 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. EST, I have had a total of 383,614 pageviews (an increase of 134,749 from this time last year) and have been read by at least one person in 165 countries (an increase of 4 countries). I have posted 545 blog posts (an increase of 101 posts) since I started in February 2012 and now have 22 followers (I gained one more follower this year).

— Here are the top ten countries based on the number of pageviews (of all time):
            1. United States
            2. Russia (number 8 last year)
            3. Philippines
            4. United Kingdom (number 2 last year)
            5. Canada (number 4 last year)           
            6. Germany
            7. France (number 5 last year)
            8. Ukraine (number 7 last year)
            9. Australia
            10. India

— If everything goes as planned for 2017 (which may or may not happen), I will start with Nauru and end with Samoa. 

Have a happy new year!

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