2010 in review

I got an email today from WordPress.com, giving me a summary of how my blog has done over the past year.  I thought I’d share it for a few reasons:

  • I like stats, and it’s funny / interesting seeing how publishing summary stats lends authority to the “You’re doing a great job!” tone of the message.
  • I’ve been seeing much of this data along the way, and it highlights why this blogging thing has been so strange for me.  I’ve tried to keep a tight focus on what I blog about, so as to have a chance of building up a regular readership, but as you can see below my focus has wandered as my life and career path have shifted.
  • I still can’t get away from that one day that I scratched a mental itch about Portal’s weird feminism.  And the search terms thing just makes it look like all my visits are accidents.
  • Seriously, “fresher than ever”?  At less than two blog posts a month?

Anyway, here’s the auto-generated stuff.

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

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 62 posts. There were 9 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 21st with 102 views. The most popular post that day was Factoring graph puzzles.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were numberwarrior.wordpress.com, Google Reader, blog.mrmeyer.com, larkolicio.us, and twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for steamuserstats, pokemon roguelike, portal character, steam user stats, and graph puzzles.

Attractions in 2010

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


Factoring graph puzzles February 2010


Portal’s Feminism October 2007


WCYDWT: Steam user stats, brainstorming and trigonometric modeling April 2010


The useless paper vs. computer debate February 2010


Mysteriously Roguelike Pokémon January 2008
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