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

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2010. That’s about 22 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 188 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 257 posts. There were 201 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 123mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 22nd with 142 views. The most popular post that day was In memoriam: Scott Simpkins.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, vqronline.org, digg.com, en.wordpress.com, and samsbeginnersmind.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for sam snoek brown, benzaiten, scott simpkins, samuel snoek brown, and scott simpkins unt.

Attractions in 2010

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


In memoriam: Scott Simpkins September 2010


untitled January 2010


Patrons of writing and teaching: Saraswati/Benzaiten March 2010


Patrons of writing and teaching: St. Francis de Sales and St. John the Apostle February 2010


One tragedy in academia August 2010
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Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

2 thoughts on “2010 in review

    1. I know, right? Who knew the “patrons” posts would wind up generating so much traffic? The VQR thing surprised, me, too. But my favorite stat is that Scott is on top: may he long remain the most popular topic in my blog. 🙂

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