2010 in Review

I got my new WordPress report card for 2010…the results are below. Not sure if they grade on a curve but I would say I got at least a solid “B+”. 🙂


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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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 8 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 206 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 466 posts. There were 192 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 67mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 20th with 54,713 views. The most popular post that day was Starlights in the Dark.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were lightsinthedark.com, stumbleupon.com, universetoday.com, facebook.com, and pajamasmedia.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tunguska, tunguska event, lightsinthedark, lights in the dark, and sun texture.

Attractions in 2010

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


Starlights in the Dark November 2010
1 comment


Tunguska Mystery Solved? June 2009


Earthshine November 2010
9 comments and 3 Likes on WordPress.com


Carnival of Space 172 October 2010


Electric Blue November 2009


My thanks to WordPress for providing a solid, reliable, attractive and FREE blogging platform! I couldn’t have come this far without you! Here’s to another year of Lights in the Dark!


  1. Infinitewell says:

    Well I can say that I recently found this site through a friend in the planetarium biz, and I’ve bookmarked it to check back daily. Wonderful stuff. Well maintained. (Really nice border, too!)

    Thank you for your constant efforts. :o)


  2. bookmole says:

    You’re in my email subs list. Love the sight. Have linked to you, and commented once, I think – I tend to be a bit of a lurker!

    Happy New Year and I hope you keep up the posting in 2011!


  3. bookmole says:

    Oh – and how do you get a WP report card?


    1. J. Major says:

      Thanks for reading! Happy 2011. As far as the stats report, WP just emailed it to me last week. I didn’t ask for it or anything!


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