Daily Archives: January 10, 2011

2010 in review — according to WordPress

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 240,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 10 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 277 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 907 posts. There were 425 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 40mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 28th with 1,134 views. The most popular post that day was Prof. Ehud Netzer critically injured at Herodium.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blog.bibleplaces.com, biblicalstudies.info, facebook.com, lajupaulk3.blogspot.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for roman soldiers, roman army, chariots, euphrates river, and roman soldiers pictures.

Attractions in 2010

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


Prof. Ehud Netzer critically injured at Herodium October 2010
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Roman soldiers and chariot races at Jerash March 2008


The tabernacle in the wilderness August 2008


The Corinth Canal March 2008