2010 in review

WordPress kindly sent me the following statistical summary, and I thought that you, dear readers, might find it as intriguing as I did. So what have I learned? Well, I had grand plans at the start to post weekly. 2010ʻs total of 42 posts tells me I fell short of my goal. Solution: I will resolve to post twice monthly. That would oblige me to produce 24 posts in 2011. Yup, I think I could manage that.
But more importantly, the stats tell me that readers are reading!! So I shall resolve to continue what Iʻve been doing–sharing research nuggets, sharing my studentsʻ class assignments, and sharing manaʻo.
I shall take this opportunity to wish all of you Dear Readers a prosperous and joyous 2011. And most of all, I am deeply grateful for your continued support of Hawaiian Music for your listening pleasure. E mau ke aloha nō!

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 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 42 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 78 posts. There were 116 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 25mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 31st with 238 views. The most popular post that day was Index.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were taropatch.net, facebook.com, twitter.com, search.aol.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kalena kai, sweet voice, hula songs, hapa haole songs, and hukilau hulas.

Attractions in 2010

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


Index September 2009


Hula Ku‘i Songs March 2010


My 2009 Top Ten CDs for Newbies December 2009


Hapa Haole Songs — An Introduction October 2009


‘Ukulele Trio Music February 2010

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