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 image About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it. In 2010, there were 235 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 633 posts. There were 620 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 464mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

I’m a bit embarrassed that the photo those stat monkeys chose was a Google image that I used and not one of my own original photographs… I even have one of the USS Intrepid here.

The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 402 views. The most popular post that day was Remembering. Actually, the “Remembering” post was from 11 November 2008. The title of the post on 11 November 2010 is more fully titled “Remembering once again, for always“.  I don’t know why the older post got more hits than the current post that day.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Google Reader, suburbancorrespondent.blogspot.com, sibupegasuspower.blogspot.com, google.se, and google.com.py.
I think this means that special thanks are in order to our friend Google in both the USA and its foreign self in Sweden and Paraguay. Way to go, Google!  😉 And obviously, I owe special thanks to Suburban Correspondent at The More, The Messier, and Reb at Sibu Pegasus Power. (Although maybe they just haven’t bothered to put me in a feed reader and really they are just reading me off their own blogs? Hard to tell…) Some visitors came searching, mostly for poppies, lincoln memorial, slogans, maxine cartoons, and horseshoe pit. Which I find rather funny, because whenever I bother to look at my stats, they are looking for a picture of a 4-month fetus (yes, I do have one here) or summer haircuts for boys (although in general, I don’t advise copying these).

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Remembering November 2008 12 comments

2

Cartoons that crack me up January 2008

3

100 More Bits December 2008 9 comments

4

WWC#34: (1,2,) Three….Fire! May 2008 9 comments

5

Gimme a “P”… Gimme an “A” April 2009 9 comments

Mostly, I want to say to each of you who bother coming here to read what I post:
Thank You. You enrich my life and make blogging worthwhile. A few of you I have met in person — what a wonderful treat!  Many of you I have not yet met but hope to have the opportunity to do so one day. Thank you for making the internet such a fun place to hang out. I value your friendship. ~KC

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9 responses to “2010 in review

  1. oh FUN! i wish there was a way to do this for my blog!! i wonder if blogger does it?? if so i am unaware 😦

  2. um, ok so blogger DOES do this as well, i’m just a moron. also i only turned google stats on since May, apparently, so my stats are a bit… truncated. the weirdest part so far, though, is that this week’s highest volume referring URL is tattodesignsvault.com !?!? 🙂

  3. People probably click over from my rotating blog list – if you’ve posted recently, you’re near the top!

  4. Of course I visit from my blog page 😉 If you were in my reader, I would only comment sporadically. Very good stats btw.

  5. I’m impressed that you crunched the numbers–I am sooo not a number cruncher.

    Maybe 2011 will be the year we meet–IRL, as they say.

  6. Friendships, be it IRL or over cyberspace are invaluable!

  7. The most popular post on my blog is a paid post I did on a bed. They have gotten way more money for the few bucks they paid me than they ever could have dreamed. I want residuals!

    Thanks for being my blogging buddy, Karen. You are a wonderful and important part of my online family. Maybe someday we will get to meet. In the meantime, see you on the next post!

  8. Oh that was fun. More fun than what Blogger can tell me. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  9. I’m glad to have “met” you in blogdom!