2014 WordPress Annual Report


Last week, WordPress’s stat monkeys put together my annual report detailing how Stumble Down Under did in 2014.

The crunchy numbers made me pretty happy.

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Funny enough, none of the entries I wrote in 2014 were among the most viewed.


I know that Using Tampons in Australia is still a popular post and I have no explanation for this. Never in a million years could I have guessed that a post about tampons would become my definitive piece of writing on expat living. The others are less surprising. People like to read light, fun stuff. My top performing post among those written in 2014 was How to Speak Australian. You can view the entire report here.

I have to thank you, my readers. Your readership, insights, and support is invaluable. A special shout out to my fellow expat bloggers Juli Townsend, Cristin at Between Roots and Wings, Christie at The Plunge Down Under, Amelie at Lost in Traducción, Diane at Oui in France, and to David Prosser, Kim Thomas, and Expat Arrivals.

How did your blog perform in 2014?




  1. These stats are always so much fun. Never what you think they’ll end up being when you set out to write!
    And, thanks for the shout out. Having more of an expat blogging community was such a nice development of 2014. I’ve loved getting to “know” all of you, as well.
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  2. Congrats, Cosette, on a great year of blogging and thank you for the shout out! I have to go back and read a few of your posts that I missed. Thanks so much for your support and here’s a toast to even better things in 2015!
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