My Blog’s Report Card

WordPress, emailed me the following post, that I have dubbed a report card.  I call it a report card partly because I did so well on it, but also because it does accurately capture how well this little old blog did in 2010.  Normally, I am reticent to disclose statistics on readership.  It seems to much like disclosing how much money one makes, but since WordPress encouraged this disclosure and supplied the content for this post; who am I to turn down a guest post?

I don’t know if WordPress grades on a curve or as with most of the emails they send me, are just consistently upbeat, but I usually appreciate their cheerleading and this personalized shout-out is even more endearing.  So, I would like to thank them for another year of great hosting, great free hosting.  I would also like to thank Joy, the blog czar, for promoting this blog to WordPress’ Fresh Pressed page, twice in 2010.  Both posts are listed below as numbers one and two top attracting posts.  The remaining top attractors are from the previous year.  This shows that some posts have staying power.  Most of all, I would like to thank you the readers of this blog.  Finally, I would like to thank two special women, Kayak Woman at and Karen at for all of the nice referrals.

2010 Year in Blogging  

The stats helper monkeys at 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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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 35,000 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 368 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1060 posts.

The busiest day of the year was July 27th with 1972 views. The most popular post that day was Do NOT Approach Buffalo.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for m is for the many things she gave me lyrics, johnson shut ins, downhill, regenaxe, and photofunia animation.

Attractions in 2010

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


Do NOT Approach Buffalo July 2010
67 comments and 16 Likes on


The Bike Stalker April 2010


Johnson’s Shut-Ins July 2009


M Is for the Many things she gave me … May 2009


Photofunia and Animated GIFs June 2009

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