2010: The Year In Blogging

It was a banner year for readership here at Artifacting. Readership has steadily increased over the last few years. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers which totaled 648,994 throughout 2010. That is over 3x’s more unique visitors than last year.

Absolute Unique Visitors

The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2010 were:
1. Facebook
2. AOL Mail
3. Yahoo Answers
4. Yahoo Mail
5. Stumbleupon
6. Two Plus Two Poker Forums
7. Metafilter
8. Boing Boing
9. Kairn
10. Reddit

Below is a chart of referrals to Artifacting throughout 2010:
Referred Visitors

Below are the top ten most visited posts published in 2010:
1. Climbing A 1,768 Foot Transmission Tower
2. The Menu At Casa Bonita
3. Beginners Guide To Viewing The Perseid Meteor Shower
4. 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs
5. Definitive List Of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet Part Two
6. 131 Alternative Default Facebook Profile Pictures
7. Breasts In 3-D
8. Periodic Table Of Swearing
9. Full Double Rainbow Songs
10. The Ill-Fated Gävlebocken (Gävle Goat)

General stats for Artifacting are as follows:
Posts 1,217
Categories 74
Comments 5,008

If you’re interested I also have the same stats for 2009 and 2008.

2010: My Year In Music

According to last.fm these are the bands that I listened to most during 2010. Four bands in my top ten this year were also on last years list.

1. Descendents
2. Ween (2nd last year)
3. Beastie Boys
4. Modest Mouse (6th last year)
5. The Cure
6. Against Me! (4th last year)
7. Sleater-Kinney
8. Led Zeppelin
9. Mates Of State (9th last year)
10. Sodastream
Below is a wave graph of the top artists that I listened to over the last year (click for a larger image). It’s a great way to visualize the trends in my listening habits throughout the year. And it sure is purty.
Music Wave

Below is a list of my most listened to songs of 2009

1. America – Sister Golden Hair
2. Band of Horses – The Funeral
3. Beastie Boys – The Rat Cage
4. Saturday Looks Good to Me – The Girl’s Distracted
5. Descendents – Hope
6. The Magic Numbers – Forever Lost
7. Modest Mouse – Never Ending Math Equation
8. Sleater-Kinney – Good Things
9. Sodastream – Able Hands
10. Rainer Maria – Tinfoil

Some of the best live shows I’ve seen this year include:
Tons of School Of Rock shows

2010: My Year In Books

I read a lot more in 2010 than I did during the last few years. Here are my top five:

1. The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures
2. Saguaro; The Life & Adventures of Bobby Allen Bird
3. The Glass Castle: A Memoir
4. Whalestoe Letters
5. Hello, I’m Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity

I keep track of my reading on Library Thing and Goodreads so be sure to go over there and mark me as a friend if your interested.

2010: My Year In Cities & Towns

Below is a list of cities and towns I’ve visited in 2010. I spent one or more nights spent in each place. Those cities marked with an * were visited multiple times on non-consecutive days. Travel for me this year was about average. None of my traveling was for work last year, it was all for leisure and fun.

Frisco, CO*
Steamboat Springs, CO
Vail, CO
Edwards, CO*
Bogotá, Colombia
Villa De Leyva, Colombia
Nuqui, Colombia
Jacksonville, FL
Moab, UT
Telluride, CO
Durango, CO
San Francisco, CA
Denver, CO*
Niwot, CO*
New York City, NY

I also have city and town lists for 2009, 2008, and 2007.

2010: My Year In Movies

I didn’t track my movie watching during 2010. The fact is I didn’t really even watch that many movies over the last year. Regards, here are the five great movies I have seen over the past 365 days:

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (6/10)
2. The Hangover (9/10)
3. (500) Days of Summer (5/10)
4. Inception (8/10)
5. Babies (7/10)

I have done a few posts over the past year that have to do with movies. Go explore them under the movies tag.

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