2010 My blog 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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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 55,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 194 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 574 posts. There were 652 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1gb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 5th with 290 views. The most popular post that day was A change of attitude lies in our hands.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blotanical.com, twitter.com, patientgardener.co.uk, blogger.com, and victoriasbackyard.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cottage garden, the patient gardener, salsify, physostegia virginiana, and small gardens.

Attractions in 2010

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


A change of attitude lies in our hands December 2010


English Cottage Garden – June 09 June 2009


No GW – come with me to Barnsdale instead! June 2009


English Country Garden (Aug 09) Stockton Bury August 2009


Another list of delights January 2010

4 Comments on “2010 My blog in review

  1. Interesting stats Helen. Three of my top ten posts of the year featured the words ~ English, London and royal in the title of the respective posts – more than coincidence methinks 🙂

  2. aloha,

    that was very enlightening…i’m afraid to find out the stats on my blog but the few that visit are always so generous with their comments and sharing some wonderful bits. i loved going back to your highlight posts – that was nice!

  3. Happy New Year! It’s interesting which posts become popular – perhaps because they match up with common Google searches. For me, most popular was a throwaway post about white flowers in shady gardens. Also interesting that most viewed are not necessarily most commented – I liked that WordPress sent out a summary.

  4. That’s really interesting Helen. I didn’t even know you could find out information like that. Mine would not be nearly as impressive. I do not get that many visitors. I bet you do even better in 2011!

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