2010 in review, or “How Hammy, pron, google, a bug and even the Lab made me”

Those lovely people at WordPress sent me an email to tell me how my blog is doing and from the stats below I think that despite all my efforts I can only attribute my success to the following things – a link from New World Notes, perverts looking for a big cock, people (inexplicably) searching for pictures of Big Ben’s insides, a strange coding bug by CNN and a single link from the Second Life wiki. Good job I couldn’t give a toss 😀


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 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 178 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 691 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 582kb.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 283 views. The most popular post that day was What the bloody flip?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, nwn.blogs.com, steelheadsl.ning.com, blogger.com, and bakerblinker.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for inside big ben, big ben inside, haunted house, headburro antfarm, and biggest cock.

Attractions in 2010

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


What the bloody flip? May 2010


SL Places: A Trip To London August 2008


Bots in Linden Land? Surely not… June 2010


Burro Tales June 2009


The Magellan Files October 2008



  1. I am in awe…so all I would have had to do to increase my traffic would have been to put something about the most sizable chicken into my tags?

    Seriously I think the real reasons you get so many readers is that (A.) you are a jolly good storyteller, and (B.) your delightfully vernacular brand of profanity.

  2. I had scarcely recovered from laughing at what drove traffic when Miz Dio got me laughing all over again. I don’t know why big chickens are funny, but there you go.

    And I heartily concur with A. and B. 🙂

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