My Blog yearly statistics (provided by WordPress)

WordPress provides a yearly summary of its hosted blogs’ activity. I was particularly interested to learn what searches led people to my blog: because it is not a reference site, it must not rank very highly on google; therefore, if it ranks high enough in a particular search’s results for people to go to it, it implies that quality information on this particular topic is lacking, and that I am providing a useful public service of some sort.

Indeed, the searches that led people there concerned particular photographers for which I had skimmed google images from top to bottom, and compiled all good images in one place. Especially my two favourite surrealist (or having influenced the surrealists…) photographers, Brassaï and Eugène Atget, about whom there is not so much information in English.

The most popular post is my ‘Lacan for dummies’ 😉 post where I try to make sense of the three orders. This is probably because there is just nowhere online explaining simply and clearly Lacan’s theory of the three orders, and I tried to present the various versions I found in order to provide a somewhat balanced (if probably not accurate) introduction to it. Complete beginners like me must have found it useful. Indeed I received a thank you comment from a total stranger saying this post was really helpful (though I warned them I was not a specialist so they should not take my word for truth!)

All in all, I am happy to know random people found information they judged valuable and helpful on this blog.

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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 This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,400 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 43 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 57 posts. There were 13 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 30mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 8th with 66 views. The most popular post that day was Jacques Lacan – The Symbolic – The Imaginary – The Real.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were madigitalarts.wikispaces.com, facebook.com, en.search.wordpress.com, WordPress Dashboard, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for new topographics, jerry uelsmann, jerry uelsmann photography, atget, and brassai.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Jacques Lacan – The Symbolic – The Imaginary – The Real October 2010
2 comments

2

Donovan Wylie: Maze Prison (Long Kesh/ H-Blocks) February 2010
1 comment

3

Photographing suburban America: New Topographics / Wim Wenders February 2010

4

Jerry Uelsmann January 2010

5

Surrealism, Photography, Cinema September 2010

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