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My 2010 Year in Review

Some of my colleagues here at WordPress.com thought it would be a great idea to send out some nifty emails to many of our users with a summary of their blog’s activity over all of 2010. With a click of a button in that email, you can post it to your site as well. What follows is mine:

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 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 7,100 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 354 posts. There were 103 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 834mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 31st with 163 views. The most popular post that day was Adding a Custom Sharing Service to Sharedaddy.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wordpress.org, en.forums.wordpress.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, and WordPress Dashboard.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ryan markel, ethan mars, sharedaddy, twenty ten left sidebar, and twenty ten custom css.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Adding a Custom Sharing Service to Sharedaddy August 2010
7 comments and 12 Likes on WordPress.com

2

Adding Specific Sharing Services to Sharedaddy August 2010
10 comments and 6 Likes on WordPress.com

3

Flipping the Sidebar in Twenty Ten with Custom CSS July 2010
3 comments

4

Books for Sale October 2010

5

I’ve Gone Automattic January 2010
6 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

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Tapbots on the iPhone OS 3.0 adoption ra…

Tapbots on the iPhone OS 3.0 adoption rate:

The data seems pretty clear. Prior to June 8th we have a fairly low adoption rate of ~3%. Starting on June 9 this jumps up to 6-8%, which can be directly tracked to the developer release at WWDC. Starting on June 17th we get a huge jump as all the non devs start upgrading. We’re currently running at an overall 75% upgrade rate which is pretty insane considering the number of devices and the fact that its only been 5 days.

The article is a great read both because this level of uptake in an upgrade release is phenomenal—even with the iPod touch, which is around 50% (and you have to pay $10 for it)—and because the statistics and data in the post are, well, really nerdy.

Apple deserves credit for making the upgrade process more or less an automatic thing. You sync the device, it checks for updated software, and shouts at you to upgrade. A couple of clicks and some time later, and you’re good to go. Lots of things should be so easy and decided for you.