My blog in 2010: The stats

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I got a review of my stats for the year from WordPress. It makes for interesting reading for me. Basically, my blog has had over 7000 hits in 2010!  Putting it into perspective about the number of Jumbo Jets is an excellent way to make the statistics come alive (maths teachers please note!). This is what WordPress came up with:

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 7,300 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 212 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 221 posts. There were 78 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 27th with 175 views. The most popular post that day was How not to use computers in schools.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for poems about Haiti, poems for Haiti, malcolm bellamy, dancing under the gallows, and poems on Haiti.

Attractions in 2010

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


How not to use computers in schools August 2010


Poems about Haiti January 2010
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The Van Meter Library Voice Blog January 2010
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How I got here… December 2009


I have a dream for education August 2010

Can I just say a big thanks to all of you who are reading this post who have read my other posts throughout 2010. I am greatly encouraged by the feedback from WordPress and would commend them for encouraging their bloggers with this service.