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 This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 49 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 53 posts. There were 136 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 23mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 1st with 55 views. The most popular post that day was The Cigarette.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were healthfitnesstherapy.com, WordPress Dashboard, en.wordpress.com, mostlymonochrome.net, and dating-online2u.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for middlesbrough transporter bridge, industrial skyline, statues of angels, mostlymonochrome wordpress, and graveyard statues.

Attractions in 2010

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


The Cigarette October 2010
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About June 2010


Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge September 2010


Millie May 2010


The English Riviera October 2010

I’ve noticed that people keep searching for Middlesbrough and, having been there recently, I’ve no idea why.  Although I do have a plan for a blog post based on my visit.  Here’s something I found on my last trip there.

Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Reflected on the waters of the Tees is the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge.   This Grade II Listed building was erected in 1911 and is one of the few bridges of its type in the world still in daily operation although it frequently gets shut by high winds, bad weather and just about anything else.  The bridge is 851 feet long and the passenger gondola, which also takes cars, travels on steel cables160 feet above the water.

It’s an icon for the Tees region and visible for miles around and built out of two halves which lean into each other across the river.

To me, it looks like a giant dinosaur stretching across the river with it’s belly hanging down.