2010 in review

Having spent what feels like an eternity dealing in website analysis prior to buying my pub in 2005, I love statistics, and graphs, and things that generally show me what my blog has been doing.  I like checking out the blog’s site statistics, my pub’s website performance in Google Analytics, the responses to my tweets via HootSuite‘s reports and… well, you get the message.  I like graphs.  And words of encouragement.

So when I got an e-mail from WordPress this morning that showed me how my blog performed during 2010 (see below) I decided to take up their challenge to blog more often in 2011 and beat the figures I created in the last twelve months.  Which probably won’t be too hard as I didn’t really blog too much on this personal blog last year.

Now, I’ve just got to think up witty and interesting things to write about…


2010 Status 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 Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 61 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 85 posts. There were 46 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 29mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was June 21st with 93 views. The most popular post that day was England: No Incentive To Win.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, blog.markjdaniels.com, counter.bestproceed.com, and wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kylie minogue bear, michael schumacher, kylie bear, what day did marty mcfly arrive in the future, and what day did marty mcfly arrived in the future.

Attractions in 2010

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


England: No Incentive To Win June 2010


Kylie Minogue And The Happiest Bear In The World August 2010
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Marty McFly did NOT arrive in 2010… July 2010


F1 2010 – so realistic Karun Chandhok could actually win… October 2010


Why is Senna a Saint and Schumacher Satan? August 2010
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