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The Reader Online: 2010 in review

Written by The Reader, 4th January 2011

The stats helper monkeys at 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

Featured imageMadison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.

In 2010, there were 326 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,172 posts. There were 219 pictures uploaded, that's about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was September 29th with 658 views. The most popular post that day was A Little, Aloud: An anthology of prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you care for.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the reader online, reader online, online reader, stalin ate my homework, and the reader.

Attractions in 2010

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


A Little, Aloud: An anthology of prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you care for September 2010


Featured Poem: King John's Christmas by A. A. Milne December 2008


Featured Poem: Clair de lune by Paul Verlaine March 2009
2 comments and 1 Like on,


Featured Poem: 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' by Rupert Brooke April 2009


Event: ReWired and Reading - Sonja Sohn in Conversation June 2010

1 thoughts on “The Reader Online: 2010 in review

Sue Garner-Jones says:

Nice to see so many ‘hits’ on the site – I search ‘Reader online’ because ‘The Reader’ brings up too much on the film!

It would be interesting to see a list of which posts got the most comments (not ‘trackbacks’), too, I think, justo see where most initial reader interest is generated into action.

For example, there was a ‘feisty and fun’ debate on the Christmas books and earlier in the year on ‘The Way Through the Woods’.

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