WordPress emailed this to me. I definitely didn’t post as much as I had hoped to. Only 26 posts for the entire year. I don’t know why I even try. Since February of 2008, my post Lost in the Funhouse has been the top post every single week. I may as well shift the blog to a completely literary blog. Anyway, enjoy, hopefully later today I’ll do another Stacks post.

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:

The *Blog-Health-o-Meter™* reads Wow.

## Crunchy numbers

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

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about **22,000** times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were **26** new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 244 posts. There were **9** pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 244kb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 3rd with **189** views. The most popular post that day was Lost in the Funhouse.

## Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were **terrytao.wordpress.com**, **wiki.henryfarrell.net**, **amathew.wordpress.com**, **en.wordpress.com**, and **onlinedegree.net**.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for **lost in the funhouse**, **lost in the funhouse analysis**, **john barth lost in the funhouse analysis**, **normal basis theorem**, and **galois descent**.

## Attractions in 2010

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

Lost in the Funhouse February 2009

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Me? April 2008

2 comments

Measure Decomposition Theorems July 2008

6 comments

The Normal Basis Theorem August 2009

7 comments

The Tangent Bundle is Orientable September 2009

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My most popular post (after the main pages) turned out to be something entirely unexpected to me: a side one I did on the combinatorial approach to Brouwer’s fixed point theorem, which grew out of simply my working out a problem in a topology book. I never understood why people kept going there even after new stuff buried it. Weird.

This short story is quite a hard read. It has all sorts of post-modern techniques and is highly symbolic. My assumption is always that college freshmen take their first literature class and are confronted with the daunting task of figuring this story out for a paper. So they search the internet and find this.