2010 in review

January 2, 2011

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 Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 100,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 34 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 318 posts. There were 40 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 96mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 14th with 852 views. The most popular post that day was Melody Maker review of May 1987 with staff picks by Carol Clerk.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blissout.blogspot.com, facebook.com, guardian.co.uk, en.wordpress.com, and twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for damon albarn, sinead o’connor, kurt cobain, the cult, and caitlin moran.

Attractions in 2010

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


Melody Maker review of May 1987 with staff picks by Carol Clerk October 2008


Steve Sutherland interviews Damon Albarn, 16th September 1995 June 2009


Sinead O’Connor N.M.E. cover 1988 May 2008


Barry Egan interviews Sinead O’ Connor, 29th October 1988 November 2008


Damon Albarn on the cover of NME, 16th September 1995 July 2008
1 comment

5 Responses to “2010 in review”

  1. estanis Says:

    i really miss this blog being updated regularly.

    happy 2011!

  2. Matt Says:

    About time you put some more pages up, isn’t it?

    Oh g’wan.

  3. Arthit Says:

    Does this mean this blog is back in full strength?

  4. Charles Says:


    I’m sorry I’ve lapsed on updating the blog. A few things changed at home and I fell out of the habit. I did actually try to start again recently but the computer I use to scan with seems to have broken so I’ll need to sort that out before I can.

    So yes, I will definitely start again, I just don’t know when.

    I posted the 2010 review as WordPress sent it to me and I thought it might be interesting. Quite pleased that the site remains popular despite lack of posts.

    Thanks all

  5. Matt Says:

    Will there be any new posts soon?

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