Just for fun.
Lately I’ve been wondering about about the popularity of certain blogs. Some people write good shit and lots of people read it, and wordpress will back that up. (And definitely read that piece on Khannouchi. One of the best pieces of running journalism I’ve seen in a long time.)
On the other hand, a lot of people write shitty shit (or posts that have more pictures than words, and I’m not talking photography blogs…) and get LOTS of traffic.
I write a mix of shitty shit and not quite as shitty shit, and I get…well:
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:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 130 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 159 posts. There were 166 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 48mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was December 4th with 604 views. The most popular post that day was Non-Running Commentary: Charlie Brown and the dog food story.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, eatdrinkrun.wordpress.com, Google Reader, washingtonranhere.wordpress.com, and ae513.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for charlie brown, angry runner, charlie brown characters, wahmbulance, and purple elephant.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Non-Running Commentary: Charlie Brown and the dog food story September 2010
About October 2009
Things I don’t get: Running skirts December 2009
Consider this a challenge: July 2010
Things to glean from this summary:
1. My most popular post? Had nothing to do with the content, just the picture I used.
2. My next most popular post? Had to do with the potential for haterade.
3. People actually search for “waaahmbulance.”
Also, if this is sufficient traffic for me to quit my job and start whining and snarking professionally, please make your offer to email@example.com.
It’s not? Damn.
Maybe I should start taking more pictures of me with my nipples peeking out under my sports bra. Or maybe some pictures of oats.
Yeah, that’s the ticket!