I try not to obsess over my blog statistics. They matter about as much as my scores on Eric’s Ultimate Solitare or Snood. But it is nice to be read, and I have noticed some trends. The first half of the year I was getting around 400 readers a day, and in the last half of the year I get just under 300 readers. The big change was in July, and either a bunch of people went on vacation, or a bunch of readers were physicians and are now interns and too busy to read blogs. Yeah, that’s it.
The most-read post of 2010 was Sic Transit Gumby, with over 7,000 views, fully 6,400 of them happening on 4th December. I have no answer as to why a post about Art Coakley’s passing with a cheap joke about Gumby would attract so much attention.
Other popular posts include Cause, Manner and Mechanism of Death, Do Cats Eat Dead People, Elliot Ness, and a report on the exhibit of Arms and Armor of Imperial Austria. All of these are from 2008, and only two had to do with forensics.
I’m not sure what this all means, and I’m not going to think about it all that much.