2010 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:

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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 1,800 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 72 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 92 posts.

The busiest day of the year was October 29th with 56 views. The most popular post that day was From NY Times, “On Language”.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were sportsidioms.com, alphainventions.com, on9tvseries.com, fienchannel.com, and secret-theory.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for coming from left field, sports idioms, estate tax legislation, how wall street fleeced the world, and sports idioms commonly used in business.

Attractions in 2010

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

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From NY Times, “On Language” October 2009

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Something coming from left field could relate to field of vision problems. Out in left field usually relates to someone or some party that does “not get it”. They don’t quite know what is happening. However, in baseball parlance good baseball players are generally put in left field because right hand batters normally hit to left field. So sometimes the idioms don’t quite fit their literal use, but are still fun to think about. A few years ago, the retail clothing business, “The Gap” advertised on fences somewhere in midfield, a clever idea, because of gaps between fielders. At a recent St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves game e two of the outfielders ran into each other in a gap midfield. Don and Doris Fisher, however, did not name their business because of baseball, but because of a niche: no one store in San Francisco, where they lived, had jeans in many sizes and shapes. October 2009

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Punting Estate Tax Legislation January 2010

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How Wall Street Fleeced the World October 2010

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Roll the Dice October 2009

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