2010 blog reviews

WordPress send an annual review of blog readership to bloggers every New Year’s day; below are the stats for ANTIMATTER. I notice that the readership figures are quite high (for a science blog). This is probably because my posts are reprinted on international science websites such as Interactions.orgParticle Physics Planet and Irish websites such as Ninth-level Ireland – thanks for that everyone.  Perhaps another reason is that bloggers tend to list other blogs of interest alphabetically, so ANTIMATTER sits at the top of the blogroll in quite a few science blogs. (I notice from the stats that I get most traffic from NOT EVEN WRONG, RESONAANCES and CENTAURI DREAMS, thanks guys). I also notice that ANTIMATTER attracts a lot more viewers than commentators; this seems to be a feature of technical blogs. That said, it’s interesting that last year’s most popular post was one on skiing!


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how the blog ANTIMATTER did in 2010, and here is a summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.

In 2010, there were 33 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 169 posts. There were 69 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 15mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 18th with 664 views. The most popular post that day was Skiing in Tignes.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were math.columbia.edu, resonaances.blogspot.com, interactions.org, centauri-dreams.org, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for antimatter, einstein, doolin, anti matter, and fridge.

Attractions in 2010

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


Skiing in Tignes December 2009


Lecture Notes April 2008


Science week in Ireland: was Einstein wrong? November 2009


Genius of Britain; Dawkins vs Hawking June 2010


Introductory physics: circuits March 2010



ANTIMATTER picked up two awards this year – a Top Science Blog award from Science. Org and a Top 5 Blog award (in the cosmology category) from American Science Technicians.


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2 responses to “2010 blog reviews

  1. Bent Rothenberg

    Hi, if what hubblesite tells, the bullets of dark matter has been there for 3000 billions of years and only letting go of anti matter,then this antimatter would eventually end up sticking together, untill reaching the critical mass, implodes explodes the BB!
    So all the antimatter would have been changed into matter or rather anti antimatter!

  2. cormac

    ? Seems pretty far fetched. However, I enjoyed that recent paper on a possible connection betwen dark matter and antimatter, will do a post on it