2010 in review

Those ever amazing folks at WordPress quite frankly never cease to amaze. I got this in an email and decided to share it. Wild some of the stuff these folks do for a bunch of folks that don’t pay anything.

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

Featured image

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 32,000 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 258 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1171 posts. There were 97 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 10th with 543 views. The most popular post that day was Arizona v Douchebags.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rutherfordl.wordpress.com, en.wordpress.com, My Comments, WordPress Dashboard, and threesurethingsoflife.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for in2thefray, is torture ever acceptable, usa vs iran, is torture ever acceptable?, and beaver shot.

Attractions in 2010

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


Arizona v Douchebags May 2010


In2thefray September 2010


The Inspiration… August 2010


In2the Conversation we wanted? or perhaps just the one we deserve… July 2010


In2 Right Wing Inanity AND Left Wing Insanity… June 2010



  1. Hucking Fypocrites says:

    lol…”Beaver shot.” Figures that would be a draw.

  2. Alfie says:

    That comes up because of this post

  3. Rutherford says:

    You’re lucky you used the phrase beaver shot because the post itself wasn’t your finest IMHO. I don’t recall anyone ever saying Scott Brown’s soft core was a disqualifier. It was just brought up to make him look bad, but hardly to say it was a disqualifier. Just as Clinton’s “didn’t inhale” was mocked in his day and Obama’s drug use was brought up to make him look bad.

    Anyway, congrats on your stats. I’m glad I held back on publishing mine because you and Graychin make me look like small potatoes. 🙂

  4. Rutherford says:

    P.S. I like Scott Brown … and not only because he’s a moderate. Guy seems genuinely nice.

  5. Rutherford says:

    Wups … I’m an idiot, I just looked at my stats again and actually I didn’t do as shabby as I thought … I was off by a factor of 10. Congrats anyway.

  6. Alfie says:

    Rutherford the linked post was never meant to be nice or my finest hour. In truth it stands as one of those posts I rapidly and rabidly stomped out on the keys in angst and anger. I must disagree with you though in exactly how much the episode was being trumpeted as a very reasonable anti-Brown thing.
    For an example of my calmer blogging you can check out THIS.
    As always thanks for commenting. btw you must rule on comment count..

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