Longstraws 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how Longstraws did in 2010, and provided a high level summary of my overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 16 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 128 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 4th with 163 views. The most popular post that day was Interviews Bogans Like.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, facebook.com, wiki.whuffie.se, intranetlounge.com, and ht.ly.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for disney customer service, bogan fashion, westpac branch docklands, cashed up bogan, and “cashed up bogan,”.

Attractions in 2010

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


Interviews Bogans Like November 2010


How I learnt to stop worrying and love enterprise microblogging October 2010


Are Aussie Banks “Getting” social? November 2010


Social Media Club Melbourne – October 2010 October 2010
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Why you probably shouldn’t buy your first home just yet October 2010

Personal blogging learnings form 2010

  1. This shit is hard. Trying to find something interesting to talk about every week was more difficult that I anticipated
  2. Keeping word counts below the 1000 word mark can be difficult ,but it vitial if you want to keep your auidences interest.
  3. People love photos.
  4. WordPress.com is a terrible platform, but WordPress standalone is awesome. At some point I want to port this over to the stand alone version.
  5. Writing is meditative.

Wrap up!

Thanks for coming along and visiting over the past couple of months. It’s been nice to get some thoughts down through this medium, and I hope some of what I’ve posted has been interesting (or at least new).

If anyone has been reading this, and would like me to write on any specific topics in 2011, please shoot a comment below and I’ll write you a couple of hundred works over the coming months.


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