2010 in review

Monday 3 January 2011, 12.26am HKT

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 average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 113 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 506 posts. There were 109 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 26 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 22nd with 505 views. The most popular post that day was Week 13 Roundup.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, IP address (that’s Google), WordPress Dashboard, en.wordpress.com, and smalltroubleinhk.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for weed, cigarettes, cheque, weed pictures, and adsense. (You’ve gotta be kidding me, shome mishtake here.)

Attractions in 2010

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


Week 13 Roundup (April 2009) – 4 comments


Factoid: Non-stick frypans (October 2008)


About me (October 2008)


About (August 2008)


Smoke detectors compulsory in Japan (March 2010) – 4 comments

Some of the most popular posts of this blog were written before 2010. WordPress considers my writing has staying power! WordPress suggests I consider writing about those topics again.

And all this goes to show four things:

  • writing in your own time and from your own viewpoint is more important than writing to please others or support the mainstream view;
  • a different perspective on something ordinary outguns an ordinary perspective on something new or different;
  • a well-put-together self-introduction (About and About me pages) gets you hits more than any number of posts;
  • as shown by the post on smoke detectors, write to inform, and you will impress — write to impress (alas, so many of us), you will not inform or impress.

So there.

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