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 9,800 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 143 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1384 posts. There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 3rd with 141 views. The most popular post that day was Taliban buy out fund.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blogs.sun.com, englishmanindubai.com, Google Reader, mystufie.co.cc, and digg.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for donkey ride, dubai panorama, qat, kamaz, and toyota pickup.

Attractions in 2010

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


Taliban buy out fund January 2010


Ouch! June 2009


Dubai Panorama February 2008


Five years today April 2010


Yet another Gulf bashing article April 2009

4 Responses to “2010 in review”

  1. Riz Din Says:

    Good old WordPress. Blogger offers weekly and monthly stats, but not yearly. Google has turned into a slowish behemoth, jack of all trades, master only of search.

  2. 2010 in review « An Englishman in Dubai Says:

    […] Chris beat me to the punch and published his 2010 Blog review kindly sent over by wordpress. It certainly makes for interesting reading. I wish I could be as prolific as others. […]

  3. Michelle Says:

    searching “donkey ride” – hahah

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