2010 in review for Venti Belli: The Winds of War

Posted: January 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

I got this email the other day, and I can’t complain, no indeed.  Ok, ok, this is a cheap-shot of a post, but hey, we all need some positive reinforcement now and then!!!


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 This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 179 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 196 posts. There were 26 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 60mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 20th with 104 views. The most popular post that day was Questions surround Bellesiles’ “Teaching Military History in a Time of War.”.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, slashingtongue.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ventibelli, daily show civil war, evils of powerpoint, venti greek mythology, and “9th international conference on military geosciences”.

Attractions in 2010

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


Questions surround Bellesiles’ “Teaching Military History in a Time of War.” July 2010


The Koreas… April 2010


Kalamazoo 2010: After-action Report May 2010


Civil War: “The South’s Secession Commemoration”, courtesy of The Daily Show December 2010


Robin Hood, Russell Crowe, and the self-importance of critics May 2010
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