2010 in Review

WordPress sent all blog owners a “2010 in Review” stats report by email. One of the options in the email is to post the content to your blog, so I’m going test out how that works by posting portions of the review below. I have no idea whether this information will be of interest to anyone other than stats and metadata geeks like me, but hopefully some of you will find it worth reading.

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 This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 17 new posts, not bad for the first year!

The busiest day of the year was October 5th with 232 views. The most popular post that day was Find Your Civil War Ancestors.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were archives.ncdcr.gov, michaelchardy.blogspot.com, nccivilwar150.com, cwmemory.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for north carolina civil war sesquicentennial, north carolina civil war regiments, george washington brown, civil war speaker north carolina, and union soldiers from nc.

Attractions in 2010

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


Find Your Civil War Ancestors August 2010
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A Many Faceted Gemstone: Our North Carolina Confederate Civil War Ancestors (Chris) October 2010


A Many Faceted Gemstone: Our North Carolina Union Civil War Ancestors (Chris) September 2010


From Tombstone to Ancestry: Jacob Spellman (Chris) November 2010
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George Washington Brown: The Ancestor Who Did Not Want To Be Found (Bill) October 2010

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