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

Featured image

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

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 48 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 233 posts. There were 23 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 22mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 5th with 302 views. The most popular post that day was Brent Staples: “Black Men and Public Space”.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, thewritealley.com, google.com, groups.google.com, and metal-archives.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for black men and public space, brent staples, black men and public space brent staples, brent staples black men and public space, and go forth walt whitman.

Attractions in 2010

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


Brent Staples: “Black Men and Public Space” October 2009
4 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


“Little Things” aka “Popular Mechanics” aka “Mine” by Raymond Carver May 2008


2 Poems by Charles Bukowski: “Bluebird” & “The Great Escape” July 2009
3 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Sherman Alexie’s “The Joys of Reading & Writing: Superman & Me” June 2010


Silko’s Ceremony: Notes, Links, Questions to Consider July 2009