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:

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Crunchy numbers

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

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 34 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 49 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was August 3rd with 220 views. The most popular post that day was Who is Aslambek Vadalov?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rferl.org, siberianlight.net, facebook.com, en.wikipedia.org, and agoodtreaty.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mark galeotti, aslambek vadalov, yaponchik, ded khasan, and in moscow’s shadows.

Attractions in 2010

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


Who is Aslambek Vadalov? August 2010
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The Russian Navy vs Somali pirates: a useful reminder May 2010


The latest Russian police reform: the Kremlin is likely to be the only beneficiary January 2010
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In the belly of the beast: what the hit on ‘Yaponchik’ says about Russian organised crime July 2009
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Taro strikes back: attempt on Ded Khasan’s life is next salvo in Russian mob war September 2010

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