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2010 in review January 5, 2011

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Random musings.

I wasn’t planning on sharing this with you all, since I figured you probably don’t care in the least. However, I find myself reading the reviews from other blogs (like Thoughts On Translation) with interest and thought it might be fun to compare. One thing I find interesting is that most of the posts with the most hits are not about translation at all, but about German culture. Crazy. It doesn’t mean I will be changing the focus of the blog though, because I really don’t care about popularity or hits in the slightest. I have a feeling that means that a lot of translators simply don’t read blogs as much as the general public (and since there are only about 400,000 translators in the world (Source: Survey of the Canadian Translation Industry) that sounds about right). BTW, I suggest reading the linked survey. I found it to be a very interesting read, even if it was commissioned 11-12 years ago.

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 76,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 69 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 474 posts. There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb.

The busiest day of the year was January 7th with 899 views. The most popular post that day was Trados just keeps drivin’ ’em away.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Google Reader, translationtimes.blogspot.com, twitter.com, aboutranslation.blogspot.com, and thoughtsontranslation.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for walpurgisnacht, maibaum, parkstone press, musings overworked, and does google sell your information.

Attractions in 2010

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


Trados just keeps drivin’ ’em away June 2009


Would you pay to work for a translation agency? March 2010
46 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com


A little bit about my background May 2008


Haiti relief efforts could use help of interpreters and translators January 2010


Trying to understand the Germans… June 2008



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