2010 in review

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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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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 78,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 437 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 838 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 235kb.

The busiest day of the year was April 19th with 905 views. The most popular post that day was Boiling a frog past the tipping point.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu, Google Reader, facebook.com, mentalfloss.com, and throwgrammarfromthetrain.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for but instead, for because, arnold zwicky, cats, and emoticons do arnold.

Attractions in 2010

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


Boiling a frog past the tipping point February 2010


What’s the past tense of the verb text? December 2008
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Country obscenicons July 2010


Dolls and action figures July 2010


Postcard collages April 2010

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