2011: A blog turns 3

This blog’s first post appeared on January 29, 2008. Three years and 816 posts later we’ve shared thoughts on food, the people that produce it, strong but (usually) respectful opinions and even broken some news. It’s been fun, and I’ve gotten at least as much out of it as I’ve given. I hope the blog continues to have some value; I hope it remains worth the occasional visit.

But enough sentimentality, let’s get to the numbers. Here’s an automated, high level (and only moderately illuminating) summary of traffic for 2010:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

(What the hell does that mean? “Wow?” Whatever. More nonsense below.)

Crunchy numbers

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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 55,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 299 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 816 posts. There were 91 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 98mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 27th with 406 views. The most popular post that day was All-time greatest SME blog comment.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, columbiabeerenthusiasts.ning.com, Google Reader, showmeeats.com, and grou.ps.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for show me eats, saigon bistro columbia mo, food, showmeeats, and chive soup.

Attractions in 2010

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


All-time greatest SME blog comment January 2010


La Terraza Grill April 2010


What Columbia really needs is a good ____ restaurant. April 2010


Domenico’s October 2009


People freaking kill me March 2010


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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