2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured imageThe average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 305 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1025 posts. There were 485 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 77mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was June 3rd with 326 views. The most popular post that day was Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were comments.realclearpolitics.com, bloglines.com, en.forums.wordpress.com, en.wordpress.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for alien computer, world ugliest dog, alienware computer, alienware, and travelers advantage scam.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder March 2009
9 comments

2

Arizona clarifies wording on immigration bill April 2010
3 comments

3

Grandma vs. the Alien: Chapter 2 September 2008
4 comments

4

Do you drink soda, pop, or coke? November 2009
3 comments

5

Poems about my 5-year-old May 2006
1 comment

8 comments

  1. I would be a contributor to the Google Reader stats. Love the search terms about aliens. On mine, the page with the most hits was the one about new cigarette packaging, keywords “gross smoking photos.” Between that and your “ugliest dog,” I take this as further proof that the Internet is driven primarily by people’s desire to see things that turn them off. 😉 (And I know that was grammatically horrific. However, I will worry about grammar tomorrow.)

    1. Bizarre, gross, sensational, extreme. It all sells, along with sex. I guess it’s too much to hope that people would land here because they were looking for “most astute political observer” or something.

  2. I’ve enjoyed your blog this year, haven’t commented as often I should…
    Funny I got the exact same message from WordPress. I’m wondering if anyone got one that said your blog is “blah”.?

      1. I agree with you there.. except I had JUST posted my stats for the year…
        Damn could have saved the time.

        Thought of you last Tuesday when I was in Denver for about 6 hours.

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