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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 98,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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2010 in review

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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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 8 days for that many people to see it.


In 2010, there were 2 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 84 posts. There were 15 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 3rd with 1,012 views. The most popular post that day was My Armand Marseille Doll – 390 A11M.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were search.aol.com, images.yandex.ru, stumbleupon.com, search.conduit.com, and translate.google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for marie antoinette, queen victoria and prince albert, queen victoria, princess diana, and renoir.

Attractions in 2010

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


My Armand Marseille Doll – 390 A11M August 2009


My crystal spear point prisms – c.1900 January 2009


My art deco compact by Houbigant August 2008


My vintage sunglasses April 2009


My problematical artifact – The Hookah February 2009

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