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 Wow.

## Crunchy numbers

*A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.*

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about **43,000** times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were **120** new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 141 posts. There were **23** pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 693kb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 6th with **353** views. The most popular post that day was Probability.

## Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were **maths.qmul.ac.uk**, **gowers.wordpress.com**, **terrytao.wordpress.com**, **Google Reader**, and **qchu.wordpress.com**.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for **peter cameron blog**, **peter cameron**, **symmetric group**, **alex bellos**, and **john nelder**.

## Attractions in 2010

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

Probability May 2010

28 comments

Lewis Carroll and algebra December 2009

6 comments

The symmetric group, 2 May 2010

5 comments

Combinatorics for the working mathematician February 2010

3 comments

A fair coin May 2010

One of the search engine terms that found my blog yesterday was “is 10,000 hits on a blog good?”

Coincidentally, yesterday Diamond Geezer reported reaching 2 million hits on his blog in a bit over eight years. (It is a very good blog!)