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

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

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 60 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 63 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb.

The busiest day of the year was January 25th with 495 views. The most popular post that day was Letter 1: This Is Water.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were thehowlingfantods.com, facebook.com, mail.live.com, mail.yahoo.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the lost years and last days of david foster wallace, the lost years & last days of david foster wallace, “the lost years & last days of david foster wallace”, letters to dfw, and “david lipsky”.

Attractions in 2010

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


Letter 1: This Is Water January 2010


Interpolation 3: “The Lost Years & Last Days of David Foster Wallace” by David Lipsky April 2010


Interpolation 5: English 67, or things I wish I had the guts to write in my own syllabus May 2010


What to do with Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself April 2010
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Letter 32: Brief Interviews – “The Depressed Person” July 2010


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