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:

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 160,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 7 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 125 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 580 posts. There were 271 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 234mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 18th with 889 views. The most popular post that day was Knight Landing Ships!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were imdb.com, aolsearch.aol.co.uk, Google Reader, blogger.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cesky krumlov, solomon’s temple, robin of sherwood, jonathan jarrett, and krumlov.

Attractions in 2010

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


Knight Landing Ships! February 2010


Setting ethnicities: comparisons across Bohemia, India and Catalonia October 2008


Feudal Transformations VII: Michel Bur and the motte-and-bailey castle September 2008


Fun with numbers: theology and puns by that Bede chap January 2009


Crusader Motives January 2007

3 responses to “2010 in review

  1. Amílcar D'Avila de Mello

    Can you please tell me what is the source of the Reconquista image below?

    Thanks in advance!
    Amílcar, historian from Santa Catarina Island, southern Brazil.

    • Sorry, this took me a while to pin down. I have it from a scan of the version facing p. 53 in Simon Lloyd, “The Crusading Movement 1096-1274” in Jonathan Riley-Smith (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades (London 1995), pp. 34-65; they say it is from a work produced for Alfonso X but give only the sigil “Mas” as credit. I assume that the work in question must be the Estoria de España but that may not be right. I’m afraid that’s all I know! What or who “Mas” is I have not been able so far to find out.

  2. Amílcar D'Avila de Mello

    Dear Jonathan,
    After a very thorough search on the web following your valuable clues, I concluded that the image is folio 181 of “Cantigas de Santa María”. Codex Rico, Ms TI1. Biblioteca de El Escorial. Hope this is confirmed.
    Thanks for your help!

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