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2010 in review…data, data, data!

There is something about analyzing data that I love! I love to look for patterns. I love to help figure out through multiple data sets what is breaking down for a student and how best to help a them succeed. A good “excel” project can easily put me in a state of “flow.” I take pride in a collaborative database project that 2 colleagues at Northwest AEA, a principal, and I have developed over the course of several years.  We are gathering intervention data and monitoring the student data regularly in order to meet their needs in the areas of reading and math.

So, when my 2010 blogging data landed in my email in-box today, I went straight to analyzing it! I’ve known for some time that the post with the highest hits in one day was Engaged, Involved and Accountable… I’m also noticing that  A Vocabulary Journey… was well received.   This data is guiding my thoughts on blogging for the following year. A goal is to continue blogging about other useful strategies to assist in accelerating student learning.

Now for the data. A “data queen” has to love this stuff. Especially when my “Blog Meter” reads WOW! Not bad for 6 months of blogging. Especially for someone who was reluctant to blog, thinking she didn’t have anything to write about. Thanks for the push @rchmcgrth!

The stats helper monkeys at 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

Featured imageA Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 21 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 107 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 42mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 7th with 189 views. The most popular post that day was Engaged, Involved and Accountable….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for engaged, involved and accountable, good to great book, numbered heads together strategy dice, learning, and good wordings for success.

Attractions in 2010

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


Engaged, Involved and Accountable… November 2010
9 comments and 2 Likes on


A Vocabulary Journey… December 2010


Build It And They Will Come…. November 2010
7 comments and 1 Like on,


It’s difficult, but I can do it. October 2010


Thinking outside the box… November 2010