2010 in Review (by Team WordPress)

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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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed 14,047 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 50 posts. There were 365 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 649mb. That’s about 1 picture per day.

The busiest day of the year was April 9th with 196 views. The most popular post that day was Museum of Personal History.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, networkedblogs.com, etoc.biz, mail.yahoo.com, and ifihadablogpart2.blogspot.com.

Attractions in 2010

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


Museum of Personal History March 2010


Sadako, Seppuku, and Scary Stories July 2009


Road Trip to Rizal July 2009


Heaven and Hell on Earth October 2009


And the Loyalty Award Goes to… August 2009

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2010. Your writing has staying power!

WordPress Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2010.

We look forward to serving you again in 2011! Happy New Year!

Andy, Joen, Martin, Zé, and Automattic

25 thoughts on “2010 in Review (by Team WordPress)

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  1. Pretty cool how you get the meter reader. I didn’t open my blog to the public until August and took forever figuring out how to add the gadgets. I know what post got the most views and the was “hatred is learned behavior” I was shocked when I figured out how all the stuff worked and to see the break down. I never even looked at that stuff and didn’t know it was even there

    I am glad you had a great year with your blog. I hope the coming year will hold more wonderful stories to share and pictures too!

    Lots of Love, Deanne

    1. Yup WP is cool like that. I’d never raise a pinkie to make a year in review, so it was great for WP to do it for me. 🙂

      I don’t think 14,000 hits is something to crow about, though. I see blogs with a hundred thousand views! But I guess for a blog like mine with a very specific audience niche, it’s good enough.

      It’s not in the stats, but the best stat is the number of amazing friends from around the world that I’ve gotten to know through this blog. Like you Deanne! Lotsa love back!

  2. A bell is no bell ’til you ring it,
    A song is no song ’til you sing it,
    And a year in your past
    Wasn’t put there to stay –
    year isn’t a new year
    ‘Til you give it away.. WAY WAY ..
    The most beautiful views are the one you share with us ..
    in 2010 we are someones love the you “you love”, that’s just fabulous .. US US US.

    AJ’s Fan , TAMTOY Jan 4th 2011 ..

    1. And your appreciation is no appreciation if you don’t post it! 🙂 Thanks for posting a comment, Tam! You made my new year.

    1. I hope so too, Nehha! More traveling for 2011! 🙂 I remember you sent me an article about the relaxed visa requirements for India. I’m glad to say that recently, the Philippines has been included in the list of countries for visa-upon-entry to India! And with Air Asia offering rock-bottom fares, I think The Transcendental Tourist could visit India soon! 🙂

  3. Your blog is worth global attention much more than daily news. The history, visuals, and prose you share are a treasure. The fact that your posts are infrequent yet poignent makes it a treat and yet a staple at the same time. I love reading of your travels and wish a world of new adventures.

    Be well,

    1. Thank you always, Ron. You can’t imagine how much I appreciate your encouraging words. Writing can be a lonely and self-critical activity, but comments like yours make it worth all the trouble.

    1. It’s so easy to become obsessed with factoids and figures in WP. This is just a summary, actually. WP gives users far more detailed stats in different categories; checking it daily has become a guilty pleasure. LOL!

    1. Amen to that! Dunno how I could travel more, considering I’m broke all the time – haha! – but I’ve managed for 3 years now. So yeah, I’m curious where this year will take me!

    1. Lufet ka jan! My one month is just an hour worth of hits of the “real” travel bloggers noh! Teehee…

  4. This was so cool when I also got the review from WordPress. Congrats on the words with staying power AJ! Although kahit nosebleed minsang yung mga posts, more travels and more in-depth stories! 😀

    1. I could never live down my nosebleed rep. Haha! Thanks Soloflighter, but this post is for 2010. I already have one for 2011 and you’re the blogstar there. 🙂

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