Late in 2009 I became aware that a fashion blog produced by a thirteen year old girl was hugely popular and very influential... which just confirmed my suspicion that this document is, by any possible metric, an abject failure.
This is further demonstrated by looking back at the traffic reports for the past year. The 'less-ignored' posts, with few exceptions, are older posts from prior years. My witty, semi-learned and sometimes very prescient observations on economic crisis were largely ignored by the larger world, for example.
Google Analytics: Peering into the global unconscious via search keywords
Instead, here's what was searched for and found on this blog in 2009:
- Tyler Hamilton's ex-wife. The most searched-for post in the history of this blog, unfortunately.*
- 1 x 9 bicycle drivetrains
- Tawdry sex in the Thamel district of Kathmandu, Nepal -- people from all over the world seem to want to plan a special rubdown in advance of their trip.
- UVM cyclist Rose Long (seems to have a lot of friends)
- Coverage of the 2009 Green Mountain Stage Race
- Fidelity, the Bush clan's speedboat. And I thought our long national nightmare was over.**
- Kondratiev Waves -- a rare economics post that made the list
- The Woodward Mountain Backcountry Ski Trail: An online ski forum in Canada linked to my blog, saying it was an 'excellent resource'... take that, my detractors.
- Montpelier's Bob Dylan Wannabe Contest
**For some reason that I cannot fathom, "Fidelity" is a rising search term on this blog: Why is there increased interest in the Bush boat?