2012 By The Numbers

My usual look back at the past year, by the numbers


Blogging was a bit down this year, especially in the second half of the year, I am not sure exactly why but a combination of being incredibly busy, and working on some projects that did not lend themselves to blogging definitely contributed. I have a list of posts I want to write or need to finish, hopefully some of them will get done in January.

Blog by Month 2011-2012

Blog by Year 2011-2012


January’s twitter explosion can be easily explained as the combination of Lotusphere, and the Giants playoff run. The rest of the year while slightly up followed the usual pattern with a jump in the fall when Football season rolls around. (and yes I have always been told I talk a lot)

Tweets by Month 2012-2012

Tweets by Year 2011-2012

2011 Twitter Statistics provided by Tweetstats. 2012 Twitter Statistics provided by Tweetnest


I am always fascinated to see how many pictures I end up taking in a year, so here it is. If you are wondering what happened in August in addition to a Family Vacation, it looks like I spent quite a bit of time with the kids in playgrounds and zoos in August, always great places to take pics.

Photos Taken by Month 2011-2012

Photos Taken by Year 2011-2012

Emergency Room Visits

We knew going in to 2012 that we would be spending some time in the hospital, we wound in the hospital more than we expected to, but out last hospital visit of the year was a good one. Amazing in 2012 we seemed to for the first time in years managed to avoid the emergency room, a streak I would like to keep intact in 2013.

Emergency Room Visits by Year 2011-2012

Making sense of these numbers

In case you are spending any time trying to make sense of all these numbers, I present you one final chart.
The NY Giants won 9 games in 2011, and 9 games in 2012 which makes it look like they had two identical seasons. Their seasons could not have been more different in 2011 they went to the playoffs and won the Superbowl, in 2012 they failed to make the playoffs.

NY Giants Wins by Year 2011-2012

My point, don’t take any of these numbers too seriously, they are just numbers :-). Wishing you all the best for the new year and I look forward to seeing many of you in Orlando in a few weeks where I will make good on a promise I made in 2012 (but that is a story for another day)

2011 by the Numbers

2010 by the Numbers

2009 by the Numbers

2008 by the Numbers

All charts created using the Google Chart API

2 Responses to 2012 By The Numbers
  1. Andy Donaldson
    January 2, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Scanning through the post real quick, my first thought was, “What’s with all these French flags?”
    Happy New Year! See you in a few weeks!

    • Mitch Cohen
      January 2, 2013 | 9:17 am

      I suppose I could change the colors any suggestions?