A year of blogging at Equine Ink

This year WordPress gives you an automatic tally of your blog stats for the year. Thanks again to each and every reader for visiting Equine Ink and for making this blog part of your day. I am always amazed to see where my readers come from and am cheered to see some of the same visitors coming back to read again.

Just a few years ago I wouldn’t have thought it possible to make blogging friendships but that is certainly what has happened. And as a result I look forward to reading other people’s blogs to find out how their life is going.

I also couldn’t imagine that I’d still be writing Equine Ink because I couldn’t imagine that I’d still find topics that I want to write about.

Writing about horses is, however, like riding them. I never seem to tire of the activity. While my non-horsey friends and family wonder that I can go to the barn with the same enthusiasm day in and day out (okay, almost every day), those who have the equine addiction can understand it all too clearly.

So here’s to another year of riding and blogging. Hope to see you 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:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 320,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 14 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 291 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 845 posts. There were 152 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 131mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 30th with 3,251 views. The most popular post that day was The fierce competition among Kentucky Derby hats .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were ehowa.com, chronofhorse.com, Google Reader, facebook.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for horse photography, equine photography, andalusian, world’s tallest horse, and tallest horse.

Attractions in 2010

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


The fierce competition among Kentucky Derby hats May 2009


Big, bigger, biggest: Which horse is the tallest? February 2009


Evaluating Saddle Fit: Gullet Width June 2008


Flax Seed: How and why to feed it June 2009


Treating Cellulitis in horses August 2009

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