2010 in review: blog stats edition

[This post was originally sent to me from WP.com as an e-mail, and they happily included a link that would allow me to share some stats. Personally, I’m quite surprised that my race report for the 2010 BMO Vancouver Half was the top-viewed. All the searches for the Austen-related postings have dropped, but the one previewing Doctor Who series 5 still seems to be popular: 5th-most viewed in 2010. It’s also good to know that hits to this blog have been coming from the auto-generated tweets whenever a new post is published, hence the referrals from the Twitter site and Hootsuite. What follows below is the original text provided by WP.com; I’ve only made some changes in formatting and added hyperlinks to the referrals section.]

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 5,800 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 43 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 140 posts. There were 26 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 3rd with 54 views. The most popular post that day was Race report: 2010 BMO Vancouver Half Marathon.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, buzzer.translink.ca, dailymile.com, en.wordpress.com, and hootsuite.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lost in austen, emma film, doctor who, jemima rooper, and the jane austen book club.

Attractions in 2010

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


Race report: 2010 BMO Vancouver Half Marathon May 2010


Price and Prejudice, or Lost in Austen reviewed December 2008


Emma’s, like, such a ripoff of Clueless March 2008


Jane Austen City Limits bonus #2: Jane Austen Book Club March 2008


Doctor Who link love: season premiere April 2010