Posts Tagged '2013'

2013 In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys have prepared a 2013 annual report for Inspirational Geek.

Looking back perhaps this should have been my first post of 2014, but I was still running through some of the numbers when I wanted to post this, and we are still in the first week (just!) so it isn’t too late.

Whilst I check in on my stats and readers all the time I thought it is about time I shared some of them with you.  After all, you all contribute to them every time you visit the site!

In 2013 I wrote 60 new posts (not quite as many as the year before, but 2013 was quite busy for me) and they reached a staggering 140 countries across the globe!  Topping the list of most readers was the USA, with the UK only just behind in second.

The top stat from the report:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people.  This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Thanks to everyone who read, commented, subscribed and contributed last year.  Here’s to an even bigger 2014!

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The Colour For 2013

Almost as much of a tradition as Christmas itself, it is during the cold December months that a colourful glimmer of what to expect next year is announced.

As I’ve covered previously (here and here), Pantone have made their annual announcement and I give you the colour for 2013: Emerald (or Pantone 17-5641, if you prefer).

Pantone Emerald

After not really seeing that much of this year’s recommended Tangerine Tango, Pantone note that “the prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons now”, already reinforcing that that this year’s selection is a more accomplished one.

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Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.

Executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, explains the choice as the most abundant hue in nature: “the human eye sees more green than any other colour in the spectrum. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

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So, grab yourself  a limited edition Emerald mug to sip your morning brew, or a 17-5641 iPhone 5 case to be be sure you start the new year right on trend.

All information (including RGB, CMYK, and HTML match values) can be found here.


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