Before reading ‘2010 in review’, I need to share a little about myself as a writer. My lack of editing is evident, and my writing style needs work. I’ll be spending time reading and making corrections, but this will take time. Improving my writing style is one personal goal for 2011.
When I started this blog in 2009, my goal was to write about the ‘work I do’ and ‘get it down’. Writing in such an open forum is about taking risks, and that’s what I needed to do first. It was all about ‘having a go’, and that’s exactly what I expect my students to do. This blog is a record of my practice. Doing the ‘work I do better’ is my goal, and I’m hoping that this is reflected in Nina’s Arena.
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.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 59 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 178 posts. There were 244 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 86mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week. There are no photos of children in this blog.
The busiest day of the year was March 14th with 469 views. The most popular post that day was 436 visits to my blog TODAY- What brought you here?.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were alphainventions.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, search.conduit.com, and en.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for interactive writing, nina’s arena, concept based curriculum, ninas arena, and e5 instructional model.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
436 visits to my blog TODAY- What brought you here? March 2010
The ‘Concept Based Curriculum’ – Ken Robinson – Differentiated Teaching January 2010
About me – Nina Davis January 2009
Interactive Writing: 5 and 6 Year Olds – Linking sentences, using adjectives and ’rounding off’ passages! The essential strategy weaved into the Language Experience Classroom! September 2009
A 5 turned 6 Year Old’s Journey Into Written Literacy: One child mapped for a year… November 2009