2010 in review

We’ve been blogging at WordPress for nearly a year, and what a year it has been!

We had our fifteen minutes of fame in October when the guys over at wordpress decided to put us up on their ‘Freshly Pressed’ frontpage. This generated an enormous rush to our post about the circus – a dying tradition which nonetheless continues to fascinate new generations. It was nice to see that we’re not the only ones to have romantic thoughts about the sawdust, the elephant dung and the bravery in the arena.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how our 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 8,900 times in 2010. That’s about 21 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 101 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 458 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 111mb. That’s about a picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 6th with 771 views. The most popular post that day was The original Vagabond II.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wordpress.com, photito.com, lonelyplanet.com, stumbleupon.com, and photito.smugmug.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for picasso, hippie hippie shake, popeye characters, picasso bullfight, and che guevara.

Attractions in 2010

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


The original Vagabond II October 2010
43 comments and 22 Likes on WordPress.com


About March 2010


Hippie hippie shake May 2010


Cairo: On the lookout for a BIG hump! April 2010


Family travel: holiday makers vs. travelers June 2010


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