2010 in review

Healthy blog!Why is it that you always want to review the year when entering the new one. Apparently people like to reflect whether they did well the past year. News papers, and other media are full of year reviews and surveys, highlighting the most significant events of the year.

It is not much different with me. Writing my packaging blog is a challenge I happily encounter and it is quite satisfying when my readers enjoy it and the number of visitors increases.

From my server WordPress I received a New Year’s surprise (see below), which told me that the number of visitors went from some 30,000 in 2009 up to 140,000 last year, with hitting towards 1,000 a day in the last month. A nice result, if I may say so myself. I thank all my readers for visiting this blog and sincerely hope, I can tempt them to come back frequently in 2011. May I wish everybody a Happy New Year.

And here is what the WordPress monkeys (as they call them) generated:

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 140,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 68 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 194 posts. There were 395 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 47mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 14th with 996 views. The most popular post that day was Five New Packaging Innovations 06.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were linkedin.com, amsteeman.com, packagingdigest.com, packaginguqam.blogspot.com, and bestinpackaging.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vodka brands, fancy packaging, plastic codes, packaging design, and bamboo packaging.

Attractions in 2010

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


Five New Packaging Innovations 06 December 2010


Packaging Dictionary September 2009
12 comments, all time views: 6,696


Shaping Glass for Vodka August 2009
5 comments, all time views: 5,360


The 12 Most Impressive Packaging Innovations in 2009 December 2009
4 comments, all time views: 3,129


Milk in a Pouch – Innovative and Sustainable April 2009
10 comments, all time views: 4,253

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2010. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

Thanks for flying with WordPress.com in 2010.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com

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