Today I received a summary of my blogging activities for 2010 in my email inbox. I do stats for a living, and in this case WordPress and I get on very well together. It was a pleasant surprise to receive an annual wrap-up from WordPress. 🙂
So, I’ll share the content of the summary, and here’s what it is:
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 164 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 302 posts. There were 495 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was December 6th with 273 views. The most popular post that day was Midnight’s Children Week 3 Wrap-up, Week 4 begins (3 to 13 December 2010). (and in January 1, 2011, the highest blog hit is 353, woohoo!)
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were Google Reader, WordPress Dashboard, blogger.com, mail.yahoo.com, and maphead.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for gregory david roberts, tintin, new moon, tahir shah, and the girl with the dragon tattoo.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Midnight’s Children Week 3 Wrap-up, Week 4 begins (3 to 13 December 2010) December 2010
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson March 2009
Adventures of Tintin : Last 4 May 2009
Beware of Your Beloved Wife (or wives) March 2009
Adventures of Tintin : Earlier works March 2009
Some of your most popular posts were written before 2010. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.
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The thing is it doesn’t matter who is reading my blog and what are my top posts, unless I run this blog for a profit, which I don’t. I will obviously not write about those topics that has biggest hit again, because I have finished all there is to read on the many Adventures of Tintin. I am obviously not going to write another post (or any blog post that bears controversial or explicit key words) about “Beware of your beloved wife” which seems to draw so much interest since it first published. I am also curious as to why there are so many people doing key word search of gregory david roberts of Shantaram in google?
Some blog hits are genuine, some are bogus, what the heck, just for the fun of it!
But… it is still nice to see the Happiness Engineers and Stats helper Monkeys in WordPress (that’s what they call themselves) are busy and working hard to push those stats and analytics to all bloggers and maintain a good sense of humour. I like it and I like flying with wordpress. So Thank you WordPress. 😉