2011 stats

Once again WordPress is wrong about the stats it has for my blog. It says I had about 120,000 hits. Try 138,000. It also says my post about average breast size was my most viewed post of the year. Coming in at number two is an old post about a Hubble contest. This is backwards. And not just by a little – the Hubble post got about 3,000 more hits than the other one. Finally, it says my busiest day was back in May, but this is false. My busiest day was just this month thanks to the Maloney post. I had 2,820 hits that day. (In fact, I had more hits the day after that post than I had on the day in May.)

Anyway. Here is WordPress’s amateurishly done stats summary for FTSOS.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Fine, I’ll post it

WordPress users have been posting all their stats today. I’ll give into peer pressure.

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 Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 130,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 879 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1423 posts. There were 226 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 139mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 23rd with 8,799 views. The most popular post that day was Andreas Moritz is a stupid, dangerous man.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were scienceblogs.com, Google Reader, facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, and community.livejournal.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hubble, hubble images, andreas moritz, hubble pictures, and golden lion tamarin.

Attractions in 2010

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


Andreas Moritz is a stupid, dangerous man May 2009


Hubble Contest March 2009


Topless march in Farmington April 2010


Why? March 2009
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Everest: Beyond the Limit December 2009


FTSOS just hit an arbitrary but very round number in hits: 200,000. Thanks. A couple of big posts are really images that show up on Google Image, so here are my top three real posts:

Andreas Moritz is a stupid, dangerous man (I still love that title.)

Topless march in Farmington (This also gave my Photographs tab a lot of views. A lot of very disappointed views.)

Why Natural Selection is Not Random (This was originally written for a local publication; I’ve never been a huge fan of it, but people keep searching for it because creationists keep lying. It includes interviews with Kenneth Miller and a Creationist ‘Museum’ hack.)


May is the 5th straight month FTSOS has exceeded 11,000 hits.