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Blogiversary: Get Moving by the numbers

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

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Happy blogiversary post number two! This is our second post to mark the one-year anniversary of the Get Moving blog (in case you missed it, here is the first post on the subject).

This post goes out to all of you who are data junkies. Here's a breakdown of all things Get Moving broken into two parts: One about me and my numbers, and one about the blog specifically.

First let's go through the blog stats since I find this wildly fascinating from a data-nerd standpoint:

Top 5 most popular posts based on Boston.com page views:
1. My fitness secret weapons
2. The 10-minute workout
3. 5 common workout mistakes
4. A popular request for crockpot recipes
5. What to eat before exercising

Least popular 5 fives posts based on Boston.com page views:
1. Marathon gear testers needed
2. Redesigning the fit scoreboard
3. Fit things to do: Earth day eco-beauty bar
4. Resolute toward stumbling
5. NESN's Tom Caron on his first 9K


First official post readers saw:
Welcome to the get moving blog

Number of posts featuring celebrities:
Three: Scott Jurek, Dara Torres, and Liz Claman.


Data about Elizabeth:
Total Fitbit steps to date: 4,692,908 steps
Total miles traveled (either walked or run): 1,933.29
Pounds lost to date: 72
Number of pant sizes dropped: 6 pants sizes
Number of #plankADays done last year: 345 (I was a late joiner!)
Minutes I can hold a #PlankADay: 5.08 (new PR today, actually!)
Cups of coffee consumed: 1,095 (that's roughly 3 cups a day in case you were wondering)
Number of tweets from @BeWellBoston account: 14,465


What stats didn't I address that you'd like to see documented?


Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.

CONTRIBUTORS

Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at Boston.com. She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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