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Tuesday
Dec182012

2012 retrospective

The end of the year is nigh — time for our self-indulgent look-back at 2012. The most popular posts, not counting appearances on the main page. Remarkably, Shale vs tight has about twice the number of hits of the second place post. 

  1. Shale vs tight, 1984 visits
  2. G is for Gather, 1090 visits (to permalink)
  3. What do you mean by average?, 1008 visits (to permalink)

The most commented-on posts are not necessarily the most-read. This is partly because posts get read for months after they're written, but comments tend to come right away. 

  1. Are conferences failing you too? (16 comments)
  2. Your best work(space) (13 comments)
  3. The Agile toolbox (13 comments)
EvanMatt
The texture attribute posts The Agile toolbox
Polarity cartoons The power of stack
The digital well scorecard A mixing board for the seismic symphony

Personal favourites:

Where our readers come from

The distribution of readers is global, but has a power law distribution. About 75% of our readers this year were from one of nine countries: USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Norway, India, Germany, Indonesia, and Russia. Some of those are big countries, so we should correct for population—let's look at the number of Agile blog readers per million citizens:

  1. Norway — 292
  2. Canada — 283
  3. Australia — 108
  4. UK — 78
  5. Qatar — 72
  6. Brunei — 67
  7. Ireland — 57
  8. Iceland — 56
  9. Denmark — 46
  10. Netherlands — 46

So we're kind of a big deal in Norway. Hei hei Norge! Kansje vi skulle skrive på norsk herifra.

Google Analytics tells us when people visit too. The busiest days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, then Monday and Friday. Weekends are just crickets. Not surprisingly, the average reading time rises monotonically from Monday to Friday — reaching a massive 2:48 on Fridays. (Don't worry, dear manager, those are minutes!)

What we actually do

We don't write much about our work on this blog. In brief, here's what we've been up to:

  • Volume interpretation and rock physics for a geothermal field in southern California
  • Helping the Government of Canada get some of its subsurface data together
  • Curating subsurface content in a global oil & gas company's corporate wiki
  • Getting knowledge sharing off the ground at a Canadian oil & gas company

Oh yeah, we did launch this awesome little book too. That was a proud moment. 

We're looking forward to a fun-filled, idea-jammed, bee-busy 2013 — and wish the same for you. Thank you for your support and encouragement this year. Have a fantastic Yuletide.

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Reader Comments (1)

It would be interesting to see if the geographical distribution of your readership correlates to that of your combined social networks. Are there countries where those are less effective?

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermatteo

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