2010 in review courtesy of the WordPress fairy

My inbox was visited this morning by the WordPress fairy who brought the following bits of good news. As far as I know, I’ve never once in my entire life been rated as “wow,” so that feels pretty good. I can’t help but wonder if everyone got that same rating, though. If so, then this merely represents yet another “participant” ribbon to add to my already impressive collection. –Tom

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-Meterβ„’ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 516 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 694 posts. There were 489 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 19mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was September 9th with 4,115 views. The most popular post that day was The Tuesday employee whiteboard.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were reddit.com, WordPress Dashboard, wordpress.com, google.com, and melcarroll.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for angry songs, misery motorsports, sideways 2, top angry songs, and best angry songs.

Attractions in 2010

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


The Tuesday employee whiteboard September 2010
11 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com


My list of top five angry songs January 2010


A crash and a mob August 2010
20 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com


Sideways 2 – Merlot Strikes Back May 2010


Ancestry.com can eat my ass March 2010

17 responses

  1. I got a wow too, but they said my busiest day of the year had 2 views.


    1. I’m going to bet money that your busiest day had 2k views. I think their fairy had a little programming error and dropped the numbers after the comma. I manually fixed mine before posting.

      Your blog is very much a “wow” in a real sense of the word. Unlike mine.


  2. I got a wow as well. Suddenly, I don’t feel as good about myself.


    1. I feel your pain. To be rated the same as me has got to feel even worse than a participant ribbon. πŸ™‚

      I keed, I keed!


  3. […] world, I am sure) and sharing the 2010 in review email I received from WP… Fix it or deal and Shouts from the Abyss have also reposted theirs… go have a […]


  4. Congratulations for having such a good year!


    1. Aw, thanks. You, too. Your blog is hella entertaining.

      I’m well on my way towards acheiving my dream of Pro Blogging. The part I left out of this post?

      “You earned $0.00 in 2010.” Beat that!

      I guess it is time to quit my day job.


      1. What?!?!? Some people get PAID for drooling all over the net?!?! 😯


  5. I received none such “wow” kind of info but I do see the usual WP stats info they give all the time…

    I’m a classic deleter, so blog post numbers don’t really apply. Any regular reader will know I’m verbose, compulsive and possibly suffering from multiple psychoses. πŸ™‚

    Anyhoo, looks like you da man!


    1. I notice that you can often update several times a day. I am in awe of your stamina!



      1. Chatter whilst saying nothing.


  6. Hey, I’m still waiting for my shout out from WordPress. Oh yeah, when I posted Obama Cholo I was one of WordPress’ fastest growing blogs for ONE whole day. Also, how’d you get that cool meter? Since I do teach third grade, I’m a sucker for pie charts.


    1. Since I have third grade maturity I also have a fondness for pie charts. I plan to publish more of them soon and with my own special flair.

      WordPress must be saving the best for last. πŸ™‚

      Fastest growing for one whole day? I can only imagine. That must have been intoxicating! πŸ™‚


  7. I got a wow too….Maybe I’m not as wow as I thought! lol


    1. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone who didn’t. Just some who complained about being left out.

      I cherish this latest “participant” ribbon to add to my collection!


  8. Hmmm… I guess they gave a lot of ‘wows’ out – I wonder who got the ‘you suck’ award? I’d like to visit that blog! πŸ˜‰


    1. I’m still searching. As far as I can tell it was nothing but wows.


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