2011 Year-End Zeitgeist

I actually almost didn’t produce a year end zeitgeist because I didn’t have the time to put together all the data. However, Alex King has made it easy this year with his wp-stats code which he has kindly provided on Gist[1].

So, I’ve collected the data (although less than I have in years past), crunched the numbers, and have now published the data for Andrew Ferguson dot NET 2011. As always, these stats mean practically nothing. They are fun (and at time, amusing) to look at, that’s it. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

  Posts Avg. Length Total Length Comments (Mine)
2011 51 1,594 81,294 146 (19)
2010 145 2,893 419,424 454 (112)
2009 249 2,132 530,867 537 (141)
2008 226 1,750 395,562 807 (204)
2007 326 1,335 435,267 1,023 (207)
2006 492 1,237 608,725 939 (136)
2005 763 1,189 907,495 307 (75)
2004 227 1,194 271,074 0 (0)
2003 66 653 43,130 0 (0)
2002 3 953 2,859 0 (0)

Top Ten Commenters for 2011:

  1. Kurtis
  2. Kimmi
  3. Staples
  4. amelie
  5. Shannon
  6. Aaron
  7. Ashley
  8. Ben
  9. Carly
  10. Christine

Top Ten Posts for 2011[2]:

  1. How to Tie a Tie
  2. Using add_meta_box()
  3. Stevie Starr: The Regurgitator
  4. The Finer Points of Configuring Your Airport Express and Error 10057
  5. The Hunt for Toda Mafalda
  6. Adding User Photo to WordPress User Profile
  7. phPo Translator – Online PO Translator
  8. How to Give a 30 Day Notice
  9. And All I Ask is a Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By
  10. The Nikon D7000: 478% Better Than the D70

Top Ten Search Terms for 2011[2]:

  1. how to tie a tie
  2. stevie starr
  3. double windsor
  4. countdown timer
  5. press pass
  6. how to do a tie
  7. boeing vs airbus
  8. tie a tie
  9. mafalda comics
  10. how to tie a double windsor knot

Bandwidth: 102.19 GB[3][4]

Page views: 177,586[2] or 1,613,206[3][4]

  1. Hint: add require_once('wp-load.php'); to the beginning of the file and place it to your WordPress directory []
  2. as measured by WordPress.com on the andrewferguson.net blog [] [] []
  3. as measured by AWStats for the entire andrewferguson.net domain [] []
  4. traffic viewed, which does not include “traffic generated by robots, worms, or replies with special HTTP status codes.” [] []