2011 in Review — Blogging by the Numbers

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 44,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Your Government at Work: CDC vs. Zombies

If you're ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency. emergency.cdc.govThere’s a lot of debate about what government should or should not be doing; whether it should be more or less involved in the lives of private citizens. Well, I think we can all agree on one thing: The government should absolutely stand ready to protect us from a zombie apocalypse.

And that’s where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes in. I promise I am not making this up: The CDC recently published, on its Public Health Matters Blog on May 16, advice on preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse. It’s true. And it’s not even October! The CDC references the history of zombie beliefs in the real world as well as TV/movie depictions (while conspicuously failing to mention AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, in which the CDC figures prominently, if not exactly favorably; go figure!), and then goes on to explain the preparations one should make to stave off zombies. And, of course, survive other types of disasters. “Identify the types of emergencies that are possible in your area. Besides a zombie apocalypse, this may include floods, tornadoes, or earthquakes. If you are unsure contact your local Red Cross chapter for more information,” the blog entry advises.
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2010 in review (inside the numbers…)

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 23,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 230 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 488 posts. There were 288 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 30mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 1st with 192 views. The most popular post that day was MAKE IT OR BREAK IT 2.10: At the Edge of the Worlds.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for karen gillan, amy pond, burn notice, fiona burn notice, and burn notice fiona.

Attractions in 2010

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


MAKE IT OR BREAK IT 2.10: At the Edge of the Worlds September 2010


Coming Attractions: 11th Doctor January 2010


Doctor Who Series 5: New promos! February 2010


BURN NOTICE 4.1: When Michael met Vaughn… June 2010


STARGATE UNIVERSE 1.16: Sabotage May 2010
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