2010 in review

A huge thank you to our readers for making this “let’s post our word vomit online” experiment a really fun and satisfying experience. What started out as a place for our friends to read our irrelevant thoughts about a mediocre team has turned into a nice little community. It’s been pretty amazing to run into people at bars who tell me they read the site regularly. For a site that offers almost zero analysis and has no connections, and thus breaks no news, it really is a testament to the sort of hockey community Ottawa has. We’re looking forward to 2011, which I suspect will involve an awful lot of prospect and draft analysis (just a hunch). And if the site has done okay so far, in what is basically the worst season in the last fifteen years to start a blog about this team, then we can only go up from here!

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: [keep in mind that we started in late July]

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,200 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 86 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 188 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 19mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 28th with 496 views. The most popular post that day was Addendum to 2010.10.27: In which Halloween comes early.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, sports.yahoo.com, silversevensens.com, feedasplush.com, and the6thsens.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cory clouston fashion review, unicorn, sebastian hastings, jarkko ruutu, and kovalev.

Attractions in 2010

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


Addendum to 2010.10.27: In which Halloween comes early October 2010
1 comment and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


2010.12.03: In which we eat a pail of acid December 2010


20.08.2010: In which we feel unappreciated and you don’t make love to me the way you used to August 2010


09.09.2010: In which we butter The Hockey News’ bread and Pete actually picks the Islanders to make the playoffs September 2010


2010.10.28: In which we get high and hit on Tomas Vokoun October 2010


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