Where this blog is linked

Adding to the helpful post that the folks at WordPress created to let me share with you all how this blog did this last year, I decided to check out how folks are getting to this site and I am a bit humbled. The Civil War Preservation Trust lists this site as one of their featured blogs, describing it as “a must read for those interested in the subject.” Thank you CWPT, as you placed me with some good company, including Eric Wittenberg, Kevin Levin, and the gang at Civil Warriors. In addition, The Washington Post links this site under their blog A House Divided, which covers the 150th anniversary of the war. Written by Linda Wheeler among others, who lists this site as one of her favorites, this group blog covers a variety of subjects so far.

Overall, while I am linked at some great places and other blogs, I was quite surprised to delve deeper into the referrals of this site. I look forward to continuing the work in 2011, and hope that I will perhaps make enough of an impression on Eric Wittenberg that he will add me to his blogroll (hint). Thanks again everyone for making 2010 a great year for the blog.

2010 in review

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-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 35,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 35 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 205 posts. There were 25 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 48mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 11th with 308 views. The most popular post that day was Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were bestcollegesonline.com, civilwarinteractive.com, edu.aceswebworld.com, historywebsites.com, and civilwar.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for abraham lincoln, civil war history, lincoln, civil war medals, and musket.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln! February 2009
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2

Considering the rifled musket March 2009
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3

The Medal of Honor in the Civil War March 2008
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4

Geography and the Civil War November 2007

5

Some interesting Civil War reenacting videos on YouTube September 2007
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