“Wowing” the WordPress Blog-Health-o-Meter in 2010

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I’ve never published my report card — but, since many other bloggers are sharing their stats, I figured I’d pass mine around as well.

First and foremost: thank you, dear readers, for spending time with me in 2010.

I started this blog as a kind of storage space — a “room of my own” on the internet — and I am very grateful to all of those who have passed by and flipped through the files with me.

Kudos to the Wordpress “stat helper monkeys” for crunching these numbers.

I’d also like to congratulate all the other bloggers that have held their own in this crowded media landscape.

Here’s to a wonderful new year with WordPress!


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

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 116 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 188 posts. There were 427 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 305mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 17th with 188 views. The most popular post that day was Gay is not a synonym for stupid .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, thestar.blogs.com, google.ca, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for natalie dee, nataliedee, fabiola carletti, van de graaf generator, and van de graaf.

Attractions in 2010

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


Gay is not a synonym for stupid October 2010


A Fab Night at Science World November 2009


About Fabiola March 2009


Resume March 2009


Blogroll February 2010

Addendum: Jan. 4 12:30 EST

Hey you! I posted this entry just yesterday, and WordPress tells me that over 100 of you have already stopped by!

visitors to this very post

Many have arrived here by searching blog-health-o-meter or some variant, so I suspect you might be a blogger who’s out comparing your report card to those of others.

If this is the case, a humble proposition: why not leave a note below to say hello? Who knows: it could start with a simple comment and continue on to be, say, a reciprocal blogroll relationship. 🙂

Think about it.


27 thoughts on ““Wowing” the WordPress Blog-Health-o-Meter in 2010

  1. I’m not a blogger, I just read a lot. (Did I just sound like Fat Joe? — if you get that pun, I’ll be impressed. Mostly because it’s a big stretch on my part.)

    Anyway, I’ve seen many of these blog-o-meters now and instead of cargo ships, they talk about visitors to an exhibit at the Louvre or how many days it would take to see the Taj Mahal.

    Not that I’m trying to knock cargo ships or anything, haha, it’s just a funny difference.

    • I hear you – I saw this one on another blog:

      “A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.”

      Jets, art, and culture… naaah… it’s all about container ships.

    • Ha! Come to think of it, that’s what I was originally looking for as well. It doesn’t make much sense to know you’re “wow” without any clue what the ranks are. I know, for instance, that “wow” is greater than “awesome” — but that seems counter-intuitive.

      Let me know if you find the break-down!

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  3. Hello Fabiola Carletti Ji,
    I agree with you. I don’t know if the Wow I got on my report card meant anything more than “Carry on – you aren’t doing badly.”
    And I’ve also been wondering if they really sent “Poor” or “Your blog’s dead!” to any of those bloggers who seldom post. You don’t expect them to do to anyone on the New Year. But should confess that it was a really nice feeling to know that someone cared – even if the someone was a wordpress application.
    Wish you a very happy New Year.
    Gorakh Nath.

    • Hahaha! Good point, Gorakh. If they do send out “you’re a terrible blogger” report cards, I doubt the person would post it.
      Or maybe they have but their blog is so obscure nobody knows.

      I just checked out you blog – I love your layout and header!
      I’m so excited to connect with bloggers in other countries. I’ll definitely read your site!

      By the way, what does Ji mean? You put it at the end of my name.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Congratulations, Fabiola! I’m a little late to this discussion and only started blogging regularly in November or so but I look forward to see my review next year.

    • Not sure yet — the 2011 report will come at the end of the year.
      Lots of bloggers post their blog-o-meter results, haha, but I guess they only do it if the results are pretty good. :-p

  6. Hi Fab.
    OK, I will leave a comment. You’re exactly right I came looking for more info re: Blog-health-o-meter. I noticed that you’re Canadian, so am I, at least Canadian/Israeli. I’ve been blogging since December 2007 to share my expertise about and interest in Israel and help market my services as a licensed tour guide. It has been disappointing how few Canadians visit my site. I hope you check it out. Blessings from Jerusalem,

  7. Hi, I also found your blog by searching for the blog-meter or whatever it was. I wanted to see how many visitors do other bloggers get. I just started writing my blog a month ago and I’m trying to figure out if it’s being popular or not.. 😉 Nice to meet you anyway!


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