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

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 36,000 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 406 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1432 posts. There were 410 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 57mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was August 4th with 574 views. The most popular post that day was To Live Like a Womble, That’s the Dream.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were sidepodcast.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, Google Reader, and jetmore.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for baby panda, panda, pandas, panda bear, and baby pandas.

Attractions in 2010

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


To Live Like a Womble, That’s the Dream August 2010


Baby Panda Thursday #7 April 2009
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Top Ten Pros and Cons of the Mac June 2008


Baby Panda Thursday #49 March 2010


Baby Panda Thursday #8 April 2009

7 thoughts on “2010 in review

  1. I got a similar e-mail, and despite the likes of Kovalainen, Virgin Racing and ITV Football tweeting my blog, my busiest day of the year was when I got 2 views. Uh hu.

    But it seems panda’s work for this, good work.

  2. Yes, I’ve never been 100% convinced of the numbers in the WP stats, but I do find the referees and search terms interesting.

    I can’t believe that Mac post is still popular. It will haunt me forever!

  3. I had a similar e-mail for my web-log giving me a, “Wow”, for a fraction of the visits, followed by a, “We think you did great!”. I am being patronised by a computer!

    Incidentally, when oh when will WordPress and other blogging services think to provide a spell-check option for komentts?

  4. Um… In reference to your referrers section, “one of those things is not like the others, one of those things does not belong…”

  5. It seems odd to me that there is no correlation by the posts that are visited most and the number of comments they receive. Logic would suggest more popular posts shoud get more comments

  6. Interesting. I know that Mac post gets viewed all the time, but no one has commented on it for a long time. I suppose it is a combination of views and comments, where sometimes views win.

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