2010 in review


Haven’t had much to say over the past two months owing mostly to family and work commitments. Fear not, though, I’ve no plans to rip up the tracks or cut down the wires on Trams Stop Here!  

Most encouraging has been the continuing stream of visits — generated primarily by search-engine hits on existing posts. It was similarly encouraging to receive the following number-crunching, courtesy of WordPress, in an e-mail today. Their summary for 2010 is even more gratifying in light of the fact that the blog only started in June — so these are really statistics for six months of blogging. Nice to know someone is actually listening — er — reading, as it were. In fact,  eight jumbo-jets full, as WordPress put it.

Their summary:

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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 72 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 163 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 37mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 19th with 348 views. The most popular post that day was Bachmann posts Birney, PCC photos.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were mail.yahoo.com, facebook.com, mail.live.com, groups.yahoo.com, and twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for coronation street tram crash, bachmann birney, coronation street update, n scale streetcar, and portland state university light rail.

Attractions in 2010

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


Bachmann posts Birney, PCC photos November 2010


‘Coronation Street’ tram crash update. October 2010


A legend reimagined, in N scale. July 2010


Surviving ‘trolley parks’ in focus July 2010


Streetcars: The original culprits behind urban sprawl? September 2010
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