My Blog – 2010 in review

This was a surprise in my inbox this morning. I think its interesting and helpful – something I would not have got round to doing  myself. I also like the fact that the Worpress team emailed it to me and didn’t put it straight onto my blog, i.e. they didn’t interfere with my blog – but they made it very easy to publish this and also to edit it, as I am doing now.

The stats helper monkeys at 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

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,200 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 51 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 165 posts. There were 16 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about a picture per month. I am surprised about the pictures.

The busiest day of the year was October 31st with 116 views. The most popular post that day was #PLENK2010 The place of content in teaching and learning. Two reasons for this – one is that it has a PLENK tag – and second that it was mentioned by Stephen Downes in his OLDaily

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Particular thanks to Heli, Eduardo, John and Matthias

Some visitors came searching, mostly for academic credibility, what is academic credibility, using technology in teaching, what is academic credibility?, and jenny mackness. I would never have made the post about academic credibility without Matthias‘ input

Attractions in 2010

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


#PLENK2010 The place of content in teaching and learning October 2010


Academic credibility May 2010


#PLENK2010 – Open courses and the ‘Granny Cloud’ phenomenon October 2010


Using technology in teaching May 2009


The Riddle of Online Resonance (first instalment) September 2010

I have also – over the Christmas break – finally got round to organising my RSS feeds, so that I can keep better track of what interests me. I should have done this at least  three years ago when I took the CCK08 course. However, I now know that 51 people subscribe to this blog which is a pleasant surprise. I hope to continue blogging in 2011, but I’m not sure how consistent I will be. I have also – very recently – started to ‘lurk’ on Twitter – so I don’t know what effect that will have on my blogging. I’ll be interested to see what next year’s stats report looks like, if WordPress do this again.

2 thoughts on “My Blog – 2010 in review

  1. Heli Nurmi January 3, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    Love to see my name her 🙂

  2. Heli Nurmi January 3, 2011 / 7:26 pm

    Here comes the last “e” it was too slow 🙂

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