2010 in review, with numbers, pictures and primates

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

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The average container ship [as we’re near Felixstowe, how appropriate! – Paul] 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. [or, to use a more appropriate cycling allegory, if each post were an egg sandwich placed on a table at a roadside refreshment stop on the Suffolk 100 Sportive, there would be a huge, teetering pile of egg sandwiches causing the table to creak and groan!]

In 2010, there were 115 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 222 posts. There were 118 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 52mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 1st with 199 views. The most popular post that day was A ride up the coast.

Where did you come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were flammerouge.co.uk, thorncycles.co.uk, bikeradar.com, quocpham.com, and thelazyrando.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for rohloff, pigs, rohloff speedhub, exustar srt707, and thorn audax mk3.

Attractions in 2010

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


A ride up the coast May 2010
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New shoes, finally….. June 2009


Fast out, slower back, and pigs for company April 2009


Exustar Stelvio SRT-707 Touring Shoes July 2010


Roll-Off??? April 2010
1 comment and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Note: this confirms something that I have been noticing all year.  I posted a ride report months ago in which I mentioned pigs, creatures you see a lot of whilst riding in Suffolk.  I also tagged the post with the word ‘pigs’.  I now get maybe 20 odd hits a day by people who have googled the word ‘pigs’.  Why do they do it? Are they hungry for pork? Do they hate tha’ Police? Who knows?


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