2010 in review

2010 in Numbers

Featured imageThis blog was viewed 12,644 times in 2010. There were 81 new posts in 2010, growing the total archive of this blog to 97 posts.

The busiest day of the year was November 3rd with 223 views. The most popular post that day was A Tribute to Russ Feingold, 1992-2010.

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, grabyourfork.blogspot.com, chowhound.chow.com, and yelp.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for richard blumenthal (34), vietnam war medals (32), worcester v. georgia (29), grenades (29), and shutter island schizophrenia (20). Other less frequent, but more humorous and opinionated, search terms included: estate tax is bullshit (9), “hate true blood” (2), and home theater sucks (2).

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Attractions in 2010

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

1. A Tribute to Russ Feingold, 1992-2010. (467)

2. A brief history of Supreme Court battles with the President. (302)

3. Recipe: The Best Braised Short Ribs, with Coffee and Chili. (285)

4. Restaurant Review: Szechuan Gourmet (NYC) (281)

5. The Antibiotics Shortage and How to Solve It. (270)

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Here are our favorite posts by authors’ personal selection:

Pat Andriola — A Deserved Toast To Christopher Hitchens

Will Crocker — Summer Vacation?

Thomas Miller — A Disgruntled Democrat’s State of the State of the Union

Josh Morrison — Shutter Island

Alex Taubes — Google Wave: the importance of export

David Yin — Fired for Paying Respects to the Controversial Dead.

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Resolution for 2011

Toward the end of 2010 I became somewhat delinquent in posting. Therefore, I will set up a new incentive structure for myself (David) to post semi-regularly. I pledge to post at least twice each month. If I fail to post at least once within the first 15 days of any given month, I will pay $10 to the first person who calls me out on this by posting on my Facebook wall (you will have to friend me first, if we are not already friends). If I fail to post at least once between the 16th and the end of any given month, I will pay $10 to the first person who calls me out on my Facebook wall.

Thanks everyone for reading, commenting, and generally making this blog a success over the past year!

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