2010 in Review: 100memoirs.com Gets a CheckUp from WordPress

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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 89 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 231 posts. There were 206 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 70mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 1st with 267 views. The most popular post that day was Home for the Holidays: A New Mini-Memoir Blog Series.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, womensmemoirs.com, twitter.com, google.com, and blogcatalog.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for best memoirs, natalie goldberg, best memoirs 2010, top 100 memoirs, and 100 memoirs.

Attractions in 2010

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


Home for the Holidays: A New Mini-Memoir Blog Series November 2010


Top Ten Memoir List from Mary Karr January 2010


About: Shirley Hershey Showalter August 2008


Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: An “Old Mennonite” Review November 2009


100 Top Memoirs: Sue Silverman’s List Will Give You Even More! June 2010

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  1. DazyDayWriter on January 3, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Interesting data, Shirley. And quite impressive, I might add! Keep up the great work. Glad to know you are out there … another bright light in the Universe! Best for 2011 — hope to enjoy more of your blog posts this new year!

  2. shirleyhs on January 3, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks, Daisy. You are among the most faithful of my readers. I admire the way you devote yourself to writing and to other writers. Very impressive! All the best in 2011!

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