2010 in review

WordPress sent me this lovely summary. 🙂

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

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 75 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 447 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 55kb.

The busiest day of the year was November 19th with 256 views. The most popular post that day was Pandan Agar Agar recipe.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Only Here for the Food, eating is the hard part, Loosen Your Belt and Eat Around Edmonton, A Canadian Foodie, and The Celiac Husband.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for baked portobello mushrooms, agar agar recipe, kabsa, gurney drive hawker centre, and langkawi food blog.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Pandan Agar Agar recipe June 2010
18 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

2

Baked portobello mushrooms March 2009
3 comments

3

Bellagio Buffet and Wynn Buffet, Las Vegas August 2009
4 comments

4

Kimchi scrambled eggs February 2009
4 comments

5

Langkawi food March 2009
3 comments

2010 Canadian Food Blog Awards

Do you have a favourite Canadian Food Blog? As of Sunday, November 21st, 2010, nominations will open for the 1st annual edition of the Canadian Food Blog Awards. Canadian food and drink blogs can be nominated in sixteen categories including Best Writing, Best Photography, Best Professional Blog, Best Seasonal/Local Blog and Best Baking and Dessert Blog.

Nominations will remain open until December 21st, after which a shortlist will be created for each category, and given to a judges’ panel to select the winners. The judges include Canadian food celebrities, chefs, food writers, newspaper and magazine columnists, and industry experts. Judging and voting will take place January 1st to 15th, and the winners in all categories will be announced on January 31st, 2011.

Visit www.canadianfoodblogawards.com to nominate your favourites (and yes, if you have a blog you can nominate yourselves).

(This is not an attempt to get you all to nominate me for anything… although if I actually make any of the shortlists I will be forcing you to vote for me! 😉 )