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 average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 102 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 211 posts.

The busiest day of the year was October 14th with 490 views. The most popular post that day was Banned by Burn2.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were vaneeesa.blogspot.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for catsuit, felicia day, latex catsuit, unitard, and blue mars.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Banned by Burn2 October 2010
9 comments

2

Unitards & Catsuits July 2010
1 comment

3

Felicia Day August 2010

4

Peter Eisenman August 2010

5

Open Source Vaneeesa July 2010
6 comments

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Author:Vanessa Anne Blaylock

As a Virtual Public Artist my work invites virtual communities to express their identity, explore their culture, and demand their civil rights.

7 Comments on “2010 in Review”

  1. Sunday, 02 January 2011 at 20:14 UTC #

    Nice stats, 20.000 views, well done!
    I found the breakdown of my blog to be completely wrong, quoting some random day to be the most popular. I got the impression it ignored the stats from december and perhaps even November too.

  2. Sunday, 02 January 2011 at 20:15 UTC #

    No actually it counted November in, but my busiest day was in December – Bad WordPress, December is 2010 too!

  3. Monday, 03 January 2011 at 18:48 UTC #

    Huh, that’s weird. The stats they show us *seem* about right. I’d love to run Google Analytics, but you have to switch over to “WordPress.org” to do that, “WordPress.com” won’t allow it.

    It’s funny, we do seem to have a few readers (I”m sure traffic will double when we post YOUR guest piece! 😛 But the lifetime traffic to iRez is less than ONE post from Nightflower! So, it’s all relative.

    Actually the number of readers we appear to have is really nice, but so many of them only come because they search for the word “catsuit” and find that “Unitards & Catsuits” post. And if you look at the search term list that brings peeps here, it’s mostly “sex terms” and those probably aren’t actually bringing peeps who’re really interested in our stuff. (apparently there’s a lot of sex on the internets – who knew! 🙂

    It seemed like your “side project” was getting A LOT of traffic! Did that end up generating bigger numbers than the main blog itself?

    • Monday, 03 January 2011 at 20:35 UTC #

      I laughed at the catsuit search term as well!
      Yeah my recent post about the secret and hidden location doubled my hits since it launched, and these days, I get more hits on that article than the home page. I think it’s because I hit a niche. Trying to search for info myself gave almost no relevant results, so the initial locations I found were my personal discoveries, now people just put me to work in the comments haha!

      In a way, I dislike the fact that my “consumation” posts are the most popular, I don’t think they make people return, they are easily read and then that’s it.

  4. Monday, 03 January 2011 at 18:50 UTC #

    OH!!! And be warned, the WordPress “Stats Helper Monkeys” are SO cute!!! But apparently if you try to feed them they can claw the living crap out of you!! O_o

  5. Monday, 03 January 2011 at 18:53 UTC #

    OH, BTW, do you get this? I often “pingback” (add links to previous blog posts) and WordPress lists them as “comments” to those earlier blog posts.

    Recently (possibly after adding Aero & Agnes so that I’m no longer the sole author, not sure) it started making ME “approve” my own pingbacks!?

    • Monday, 03 January 2011 at 20:38 UTC #

      I have to accept my own pings as well. It’s like it’s the post that is also the author of the ping, and that’s why I have to approve them all the time. Would be nicer if the system could recognize pings from the site itself.

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