The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com, who hosts this blog, mulled over how I did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of my overall blog health, straight from them. This blog is a very modest one (so it must not take much to get a “Wow” rating). Maybe WordPress practices grade inflation, as a nefarious business development tool. I.e. trick me into continuing the blog, even if it stinks, just to keep my paying my subscription fees.
But I am most grateful for my clever band of readers. I especially appreciate this, given that I violate the cardinal rule of blogging: to be focussed and deliver reliable content on a narrow-ish topic. (Like CakeWrecks. Just crazy, funny, amazing cake photos.)
Re. my blog traffic, I have always been amused at how popular the search term “Innocent High” is. The blog post of my son’s “Not-So-Innocent High School Video” must be a real disappointment to people who are searching for long-lost classmates.
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The 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 61 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 234 posts. There were 249 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 556mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was August 10th with 184 views. The most popular post that day was What it is REALLY like to get your picture in The New York Times.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were dailygrommet.com, facebook.com, whjwc.org, twitter.com, and digg.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for jules pieri, tech logos, italian easter eggs, prosperity hens, and innocent high.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
What it is REALLY like to get your picture in The New York Times August 2010
Jules Pieri Profile May 2007
Places where things get made; Pittsburgh March 2009
Raymond Loewy: Father of American industrial design? December 2007