2010 in 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 Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 280,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 12 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 408 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 790 posts. There were 99 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 30mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 8th with 2078 views. The most popular post that day was (Guest Post) The GREAT10 Challenge.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were reddit.com, twitter.com, andyxl.wordpress.com, facebook.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for telescoper, flaming june, peter coles blog, in the dark, and logo.

Attractions in 2010

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


(Guest Post) The GREAT10 Challenge December 2010


Flaming June June 2009


Doubts about the Evidence for Penrose’s Cyclic Universe November 2010


Unravelling Cable September 2010
54 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com


The Joy of Natural Units March 2010

10 Responses to “2010 in review”

  1. Which post got the least hits?

    • telescoper Says:

      I could work this out, but the stats counter only appears with each post so I’d have to go through all 408. However, I’m pretty sure it is one from 31st December as they had the least time to get hits in 2010!

  2. Good work, it’s an interesting blog and I enjoy reading it. I do think Columbo should have his own column, however. 🙂

  3. I got one of these too. Your total year visits are 2.15 times as much as mine Peter, and you also wrote 6.0 times as many posts. I wonder of these things are connected ? ! Keep it up ole bean, and I vote for a Columbo blog too.

    • telescoper Says:

      If ever I think I’m getting too many hits I just post about modern jazz or opera and it brings me back down to Earth. Your average per post must be way higher than mine as you don’t do stuff like that!

      Incidentally, my total all-time views are about 435,000. Am I near yours yet?

    • telescoper Says:

      ps. According to wordpress your blog refers quite a few to mine. Thanks! I hope you get some back from me!

  4. Anton Garrett Says:

    I expect that Columbo is fur too busy to blog (if he did it might be called Paws For Thought, though never Subordinate Claws); and thereby hangs a tail…

  5. telescoper Says:

    The nearest Columbo ever comes to writing a post is when he decides to go walkabout on the keyboard. It’s about time I did another post about him though. In March the old thing will be 17.

  6. Thank you for your post on the Ruckert Lieder – Mahler. Appreciated.

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