2010 in review
25 January 2011 § Leave a Comment
WordPress sent me an interesting summary of activity for 2010, which was of course the first full year of existence for the blog. Some of it is a bit corny, but as always there’s some interesting stuff.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2010. That’s about 20 full 747s.
See what I mean about corny? Of course, 20 full 747s worth of visitors sound like a lot, until you realise that it’s more like 200 people at most, coming to the site repeatedly. Unfortunately, I cannot see the unique IP connections, but yeah, I would estimate my readership at about 150 to 200 people at most – probably about 50 people being regulars, and the rest a mix of irregular visitors and just hits from search engines (and the occasional person looking for spiritual guidance in the real world – sorry, I’m not THAT kind of priest).
In 2010, there were 66 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 90 posts. There were 6 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.
This is more helpful. Sixty-six new posts in 365 days means about a post every 5 days, which is not bad, though I can (and should) do better. From September to December I experimented with short posts in reaction to one piece of news, or commenting a small aspect of the game – I may do that more, in addition to my normal, wall-of-text posts.
The busiest day of the year was April 8th with 80 views. The most popular post that day was Cataclysmic Priests.
Not suprising, the previews of the Cataclysm talents, when everyone was looking for ideas and analysis of the talent trees. By the way, the 80 people establishes the lower boundary to my readership, of course
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were panzercow.wordpress.com, delicious.com, dreambound-druid.blogspot.com, bobturkey.wordpress.com, and missmedicina.blogspot.com.
No surprises here either – aside from delicious.com whose dynamics I am still trying to wrap my head around (kids these days…), all the others are sites I am very proud to be associated with. Interestingly though, none of them referenced posts I wrote, so the visitors either clicked on the blogroll list or on my leaving comments on other posts.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for heroic marrowgar, cataclysm disc spec, mediocre priest, disc priest sindragosa, and sindragosa tricks.
People looking for mediocre priest obviously came to the right place (and are too lazy to bookmark, I guess…). Slightly surprising that Marrowgar would be on top of that list – maybe it’s because I posted that one relatively early, when Heroics where not much known?
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Cataclysmic Priests April 2010
Disc spec in Cataclysm: The Pieces of the Puzzle September 2010
Sindragosa impressions February 2010
Disc 4.0.1 – Raiding impressions October 2010
Disc Spec in Cataclysm: Putting the pieces together September 2010
Again, not very surprisingly, guides are the posts that attract traffic (mostly from search engines). Hmmmm
Interesting food for thought, to be digested later!