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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

WordPress Wishlist Survey 2011 [infographic]

Oh go on then, a couple more infographics before the new year. Those in the know about WordPress will realise that this blog is in fact a Wordpress blog, which is probably my favourite blog platform.
This infographic from Woo Themes, shows some key WordPress facts, including reasons why people choose to use WordPress as their blogging platform; for ease of CMS (content management system) and coding.



Top 3 Premium Music WordPress Themes

There are some really eye catching wordpress themes out there for pretty much any genre or niche. Here’s a little top 3  for band or music themes.

Faded Theme
The faded theme by Mint Themes looks great for rock bands and indie bands alike. The theme includes most things that a band would need with a cool rotating banner. $79 for this one.

Faded WordPress Theme

Soundcheck Theme
Created  by Press 75 this theme is probably my favourite, the design is slick and has an almost social media feel to it, with tiles and widget boxes which reminds me a little of the Tumblr dashboard. Yours for $75.

Soundcheck WordPress Theme
Dark ‘n’ Gritty
You’ll gather I’m a fan of dark websites and so its no surprise that this one has made my top 3. This has a grungier feel to it and offer pretty much everything a musician or band could need from a site. This theme costs around $70 from Foxhound.


For more cool Wordpress music themes check out this selection from Premiumwp.com.

Tumblr Numbrs: The Rapid Rise of Social Blogging [infographic]

Here we have a fairly funky infographic based on the massive growth of social media blog platform Tumblr. I’m a fan of both Tumblr and WordPress for social blogging, both sites for me offer something slightly different:

I find Tumblr to be very creative and extremely popular with photographers and designers. Although I’ve not really used it for articles yet I do follow some blogs who publish articles regularly. I guess it depends what theme you use and your search and share style. You’ll notice my tumblr is a little random and includes lots of images without any real structure.

WordPress for me is much more tailored to a journalistic magazine style approach. I find the platform easy for article based posts, although the CMS is perhaps not as user friendly as Tumblr. Again this depends on your theme and various add-ons and widgets.

The problem I have with Tumblr is that a lot of content is copied or reblogged. This may be the sites that I follow, but with WordPress sites I feel I gain a little more insight into topics but perhaps without the creative cool factor.

Anyway, here’s the infographic:

Tumblr Numbers

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