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:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 29 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 266 posts. There were 13 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 15mb. That’s about a picture per month.
The busiest day of the year was November 3rd with 46 views. The most popular post that day was What can you do with an English major? Go to med school!.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were jobsforenglishmajors.com, en.wordpress.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, and lomagirl.blogspot.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for english major medical school, what you can do with an english major, things you can do with an english major, things to do with an english major, and the future of literature.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
What can you do with an English major? Go to med school! January 2009
Things you can do with an English major (continuing series) August 2007
The future of literature? November 2007
What can you do with an English major? (continuing series) November 2008
So interesting! I have indeed noticed that those “careers for English majors” posts get a lot of traffic. I’ll be sure to add more this year. In the meantime, I direct all humanities majors to For English Majors and The Liberal Arts Advantage—for Business to find practical advice on how to put your degree to work in a variety of areas outside the stereotypical (if nonetheless valued) teaching.
Wishing everyone a happy 2011!