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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:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 120 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 205 posts. There were 201 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 170mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 17th with 2,166 views. The most popular post that day was A Letter from a Shelter Manager.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were stumbleupon.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, Google Reader, and humanewatch.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for american humane association controversy, dog hiking, letter from a shelter manager, renaming cats, and fox 9 news dogue spot.

Attractions in 2010

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


A Letter from a Shelter Manager July 2010


When an Animal Shelter Closes December 2010


Investigative Report Into A Doggy Daycare Shows Why You Need To Do Your Research November 2010


Adopted Cats and Dogs: To rename or not? January 2010


Dogs, Dog Trainers and American Humane: There’s a storm abrewin’… March 2010

  1. January 3, 2011 at 1:54 AM

    Well that’s an interesting Health-o-meter:)) And, hey, my pick from your blog was listed!

    • Mel
      January 3, 2011 at 7:42 AM

      I know! How awesome was that? 🙂

  2. Catherine Katt
    January 5, 2011 at 9:12 PM

    Great stats, Mel. Take a moment to pat yourself on the back for a year of blogging and reaching so many people about animals, rescue, and education.

    • Mel
      January 6, 2011 at 6:22 PM

      Thank you Catherine!

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