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2010 in review

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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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 140 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 340 posts. There were 219 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 81mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 11th with 3,386 views. The most popular post that day was How to Describe an American–if You Aren’t (that was the day WordPress put me on their front page. What a day!)

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for michelle obama, spider bites, body language, mushrooms, and chimpanzee.

Attractions in 2010

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


How to Describe an American–if You Aren’t February 2010


My Character is Sick–How to Show (Not Tell) Some Illnesses October 2009


Do You Have a Character Who’s a First Lady? November 2009


Ten Favorite Geek Words–Part I June 2009
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How To Write Descriptions People Want to Read: Wild Animals August 2009
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4 thoughts on “2010 in review

  1. Wow! That’s an amazing tool. Really puts things into perspective with how much you achieved in a year. The most visits I had was in September when I posted pictures of the new Johnny Depp film that was being filmed in Greenwich.

    I hope to be a prolific blogger like you in a couple of years time 🙂 Happy blogging in 2011!


  2. Hi, Jacqui! Well, you beat my highest number of comments for a post by 3 (my highest was 38). So, even though your site visits are a kazillion times higher than mine, I feel like I’m at least in the running … 🙂 … Given all your numbers, I was expecting an overall rating off the wheel rather than “Wow.” Of course, you’re “off the wheel” anyway for me and your other followers.

    My own posts have been scarce the past ten days while getting through radiation, which will conclude tomorrow. Big writer’s conference in NYC next week (21st-23rd). This is the second event by Writer’s Digest, the first being the one in September 2009 that turned my writing/publishing life upside down, inspired my blog, etc. So I’ll be blogging live from the event this time, an activity that will speak volumes to the progress made, will hopefully encourage others to clear their own path, and should also help me catch up with everyone.

    Take care, Jacqui. Hope 2011 is off to a great start for you. –Cheri


    • I forgot about my 41 comment post. That’s the time WordPress put me on their front page. It’s amazing what publicity can do for us girls.

      I’m looking forward to your review of the conference. I’ll be there with you in spirit.


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