My year in blogging in 2010, by the numbers

I received this e-mail from WordPress.com and thought I’d share it with you in the interest of full disclosure…or at least partial disclosure:

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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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 272 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1383 posts. There were 91 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 16mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 1st with 130 views. The most popular post that day was I am stuck on this ditty and this ditty’s stuck on me.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were networkedblogs.com, Google Reader, ow.ly, unfinishedrambler.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for glasgow smile, vulgar songs, nerd porn, poop drops, and benton air force station. (How’s that for scary?)

Attractions in 2010

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

1

I am stuck on this ditty and this ditty’s stuck on me September 2010
13 comments

2

Rachael Ray and her Glasgow smile April 2010
24 comments

3

Margaret Bourke-White: Bread Line during the Louisville flood, Kentucky 1937 July 2008

4

About this blog August 2009
1 comment

5

Famous people who share their birthday with me (redux) June 2010
10 comments

8 responses to “My year in blogging in 2010, by the numbers

  1. I’m really impressed! I knew you were very interesting but not to the extent that 16,000 people would think so too! Wow! I have 7 people who think I’m interesting!

    • Well, the numbers are increasing here, but mostly because of my counterpart, Unfinished Rambler, who brought some readers over with him. Otherwise I wouldn’t be that interesting. 🙂

  2. I was disappointed that I didn’t get an email as well..Aha!! but I found it, was hiding in my spam folder, go figure. Considering what my top searches were, completely inspired me to write about them..

    Glad to see I’m not the only one with the “weird searches”..

    Happy Blogging!

  3. I love that “poop drops” was such a huge hit on your blog! I received the same email this morning. Sadly I wrote 100 less posts last year than you did. Go figure. 😉

  4. I’m sort of disturbed that you got so many hits from people searching for ‘nerd porn.’ I got this email too, for one of my wordpress.com blogs, but that seems a little strange, since I have about 5 of them, and it didn’t even tell me initially which one it was for!

  5. I received one of these too, and just loved it. I have a “blogiversary” coming up and may use some of it in my post.