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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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 108 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 118 posts. There were 936 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 133mb. That’s about 3 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was November 17th with 570 views. The most popular post that day was Chung Ling Soo, the Marvelous Chinese Conjurer.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were porncake.blogspot.com, chateauthombeau.blogspot.com, thehauntedlamp.blogspot.com, networkedblogs.com, and fauxology.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for punch and judy, aubrey beardsley, marie antoinette, steampunk fashion, and prince albert.

Attractions in 2010

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


Chung Ling Soo, the Marvelous Chinese Conjurer November 2010


Teutonic Splendor, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, and the Great Exhibition of 1851 June 2010


Beefcake Monday, the eternal Eugene Sandow November 2010


Recquiscat in Pace Princesse de Lamballe September 2010


Marie Antoinette la Reine Martyre October 2010


3 Responses to “2010 in review”

  1. Your blog is always a source of delighful excess. Congratulations and have a happy New Year

  2. babylonbaroque Says:

    Thank you, I wish you a year of beauty.

  3. Stats are always intriguing and often bewildering. I wish you all the luck for both you and your blog over the next twelve months.

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