Fish & Bicycles: 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at, my blog host, mulled over how Fish & Bicycles 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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 247 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 327 posts. There were 236 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 40mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 159 views. The most popular post that day was Beautiful Grief: an addendum.


Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for guernica, old fashioned bicycle, shouting, and a serious man.


Attractions in 2010

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

REALLY interesting how the most-visited posts were written before 2010, and what is it about November? Blogging can often be a lesson in embracing impermanence. You write a post, it stays there on the home page for a week or so, and then it’s bounced into the archives. Unless you watch the visitor stats regularly, which I don’t, you can’t help thinking to yourself that you spend all this time blogging, you take care to craft each entry to be something you’re proud enough of to publish, something entertaining and/or thought-provoking, and in no time it’s gone.

Nice to know that they don’t really go away and that sometimes they are found.

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