2010 in review

2 January, 2011 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

WordPress sent me this “blogalysis” for Joyful Molly 2010. My own stats give me different numbers, though – each review of the “Garrow’s Law” episodes  had more readers than my review of the Garrow-biography, and there are many posts which got far more hits than “Anne Lister”. Hardly anybody came looking for the “Colossus of Rhodes”, but tons of people were looking for “18th century navy uniforms”. I guess that many visitors have blocked WordPress cookies, and that’s why the stats are flawed, but still, it’s interesting to see what I’ve been up to last year. Now I only have to decide whether this means that I should write more or less!

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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

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 71,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 61 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 249 posts. There were 325 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 6th with 569 views. The most popular post that day was Books (and gavels!): Sir William Garrow (biography) by John Hostettler and Richard Braby.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were bbc.co.uk, joyful-molly.com, en.wordpress.com, twitter.com, and joyful-molly.livejournal.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hms victory, anne lister, 18th century erotica, rowlandson, and colossus of rhodes.

Attractions in 2010

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

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Books (and gavels!): Sir William Garrow (biography) by John Hostettler and Richard Braby April 2010
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Resource updated: Molly Joyful’s list of naval and historic resources October 2007
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Resource/art: 18th/19th century e-ro-ti-ca June 2007

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TV Tip / Resource: “The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister” – BBC2 March 2010
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Resource/art: even more 18th century naval naughtiness! July 2007

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Have a Merry and Joyful Christmas! Resource: The Snuffbox, The French Admiral and the Lieutenant’s Wife

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