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


The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 136 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 265 posts. There were 49 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 39mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 24th with 154 views. The most popular post that day was Grand Obsessions.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were usu.edu, facebook.com, historynet.com, search.conduit.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for western literature association, western short stories, western literature association conference 2010, western songs, and bryce canyon.

Attractions in 2010

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


Grand Obsessions October 2010


Early American Borderlands Conference August 2009


Book of Eli, End of the World, and the Western January 2010
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Favorite Western Songs February 2009


In Plain Sight: When Mary Met Marshall April 2010


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