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2010 in review

January 02, 2011  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   3 Comments

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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,200 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 105 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 604 posts. There were 62 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 223 views. The most popular post that day was And in strange eons, even Christmas may die..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for grief, kissing, anthony pacheco, cheerleaders gone bad, and if you are looking for a guilty, you only need to look into the mirror.

Attractions in 2010

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


And in strange eons, even Christmas may die. December 2008


The Pericles Commission by Gary Corby December 2010


Kissing Week, Friday: Cookies! July 2009
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Son of Ereubus by J.S. Chancellor September 2010


“…but again truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.” November 2009

3 comments on: 2010 in review

  1. Anthony January 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Apparently, my 9.3 readers are addicted to reading blogs.

  2. Gary Corby January 4, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I’m honored to have made second in your attractions list! Thanks Anthony for your support throughout 2010, and it was terrific to meet you in real life!

    • Anthony January 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

      You are welcome. WordPress burped for some reason, my #1 post from last year was “Mad World Deconstructed” (which tickles me as it was a homework assignment). The rest of the stats are accurate, though.

      As I suspected, readers and writers like free books. The best contest to run is one with no strings attached and simple in nature. All someone had to do to win was comment. All the other rules stand in the way of attracting people to the review or post. I’ll be repeating this again.

      An exception to this, I think, is the book photo contest. I believe that is an established and fun way to express yourself as a reader, so it draws responses because it’s fun. The prizes authors offer up, however, seem to me too lackluster for the creative efforts they are asking for their readers. If I ever ran such a contest, I would bump it up several notches.

      Fun times. It’s interesting that this year I got half the blog traffic from last year. Last year I wrote several humorous pieces that were linked by popular sites in the firearms community. Sadly, humor pieces for me take a while to fester. I cannot be funny on demand. But I can be sarcastic on demand, so there is hope for me yet.

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