Tech Thoughts – 2010 In Review

Year end reviews and wrap- ups, bringing us up to date on the comings and goings in virtually every area of human endeavor, seem to be the thing at the moment. Not much of a surprise then, to see WordPress get into the act by emailing a 2010 Blog summary to all WordPress Bloggers.

Here’s the WordPress version of what happened on Tech Thoughts this past year. Not entirely accurate, but within spitting distance.

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 1,300,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 53 days for that many people to see it.
  • In 2010, there were 823 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,003 posts.
  • The busiest day of the year was September 14th with 4,557 views. The most popular post that day was Cyber Criminals Know Your “Net” Worth – To the Penny!.

Where did they come from?

  • The top referring sites in 2010 were  Google Reader,,, and

Attractions in 2010

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

1 Cyber Criminals Know Your “Net” Worth – To the Penny! April 2010
2 Download RKill – Free Antimalware Specialty Removal Tool June 2010
3 Ten Beginner Tips for Using Google SketchUp June 2009
4 Your Account Information Has Changed Phishing Attack June 2010
5 EnhanceMySe7en – A Free Windows 7 Tweaking Utility August 2010

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2010. Your writing has staying power! Consider writing about those topics again.

Thanks for flying with in 2010. We look forward to serving you again in 2011! Happy New Year!

If you’re a regular reader here, you have my thanks for making this Blog a fun place to write up my thoughts and opinions.

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12 responses to “Tech Thoughts – 2010 In Review

  1. Kenneth Lunkins

    in your opinion bill what do you see for this year?

    • Hi Kenneth,

      Internet security, or more properly, the lack of, continues to be a major concern. This coming year, we should see a renewed focus on improving virtual systems as a way to control system penetration by the bad guys. If the platform isn’t secure, then the whole structure is at risk.


      • Mal

        Hey Bill,
        I agree with your virtualization forecast. I now almost exclusively run my system with Wondershare Time Freeze turned on, except to update my security apps. It gives me added peace of mind, knowing that a powerful application like this is protecting me. I still run my security apps though, it’s quite possible some smart hacker will find a way through my virtualization protection.
        Cheers, looking forward to an interesting 2011.

        • Hey Mal,

          Very cool update on the Avatar, btw.

          Nothing is perfect as you know, but you’re just about as close as it’s possible to get. Good one!



  2. Bill,
    Congratulations on such a successful year! Wow…very nice numbers. Evidence of how popular your blog really is. Keep up the great work.

    • Thank you Paul,

      The truth is – the success of Tech Thoughts is mainly due to the terrific regular readers (many of whom are now my friends), who forgive my foibles, and occasional fractious nature. What a great bunch of people! 🙂



  3. Jose

    Yes, we are a great bunch of people (modesty apart).
    We will be here for the whole of 2011, lest something happens.
    Shame this is not a political forum (it couldn’t be, we are to spread around the bloody globe).

    All the best and let us be with no hustle; that’s the advantages of Democracies.


    • Jose, you are a perfect example of the type of reader who makes Tech Thoughts interesting for many.

      Your frequent comments are thoughtful and educated, and often lead to a continuing dialogue which other readers benefit from. How cool is that!



  4. Copying what I said over at Rick’s place, which I copied from what I’d just said over at Paul’s place:

    “My goodness, those are some awesome stats my friend. I guess posting stuff that’s actually useful has its rewards. Congratulations!

    ‘…If I only had a brain!’ 😀 ”

    Those are some awesome stats my friend. May 2011 treat you even better!

  5. Bill,
    WordPress is fortunate to host some top tier sites, and Tech Thoughts is one of them. (If you didn’t rate a “Wow”, I don’t know who would.)

    Thank you for all the hard work you do bringing this information to the attention of the public. You provide a public service second to none, and I know time will only continue to grow your numbers.

    I hope that, maybe as early as next year, WordPress will have to add a “Wow Plus” notch to their meter (turn it up to 11) just for you.

    My best to you for 2011!

    • Thank you Paul.

      That’s high praise indeed, coming from an A+ level blogger like you. If WP ever went to “Wow Plus”, I wouldn’t want for company; including yours.

      All the best in 2011.

      Note: TechPaul is one of the top technology writers on the Web. Checkout his site at Tech for Everyone.