Not counting a few years of experimentation and “finding its way,” 2010 was the first full year that toddjana.com was in operation. Since this is the time of year for januflecting (looking back and looking ahead), I thought I would share some of what I think are the highlights of 2010.
Top naSlovensko pages:
- Our home page
- My seminary class pages for students in Slovakia
Of course our most visited page is the home page, but you’ve probably never even seen our second and fourth most visited pages. Those are password protected pages I use for sharing course content with students in Slovakia. I have one page for each of my two classes, Old Testament Background and Critical Introduction to the Old Testament. Unfortunately, those pages are password protected, but you can check out the introductory page if you want to test Google translate.
Top 10 naSlovensko blog posts:
- The Creation Account as Hebrew Poesis
- Dissertation Template Download
- The Creation Account and Hebrew Narrative
- Genesis and the Big Gnab
- Cosmology or Cosmogony?
- Merry Christmas 2010
- Our Beautiful Ballerina
- Ode to Jana
- No Metaphor is an Island
Of our blog posts, by far the most popular are in the series I did on the creation account in Genesis 1. Five of the six posts in that series rank in the top ten blog posts (1, 2, 4, 5, 6). All total they’ve been visited more than 2100 times and we still get new visitors to those pages every day due to search traffic. You can see a listing of all my theology posts on the index page.
Next comes the dissertation template that I maintain for PhD students here at Trinity. The download page for the template is our number 3 blog post.
Theology and dissertation templates have a much broader appeal than our ministry and family so they draw quite a bit of traffic from search engines. In fact, more than a quarter of the traffic to our site comes through search engines. So of those posts that are focused on ministry and family, by far the family posts are the most popular. Did you enjoy our 2010 Christmas Card? Do you remember Our Beautiful Ballerina or my Ode to Jana? Those are are our seventh, eighth and ninth most popular blog posts.
Another interesting aspect of our site stats has to do with visitor stats. How much traffic do we get and where does it come from?
In January and February we had between 100 and 150 visitors per month. In November and December we had between 700 and 750 per month.
In the graph above you can see that by far most of our visitors come from the United States (with visitors from all but five states–Alaska, New Mexico, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Vermont are the laggards). But we’ve also had 850 visitors from Slovakia and 230 from the UK. Altogether people from every continent, 82 different countries and territories, have visited our site. That includes visitors from countries like India, China, the Philippines, Iran, and Myanmar, to name a few.
David Duff says
I took a look at the “Introductory Page” as you suggested. Though my Slovak is a bit non-existent, I think I could make out the last article’s title as “Image of Mary Found in Fried Tofu.” Is that close? I’m not sure what that has to do with your OT studies – seems more NT to me…
Todd Patterson says
Actually, if you look at the fourth article down there’s a picture of a lady pointing to walls built by Solomon. What few people realize is that in the areas she’s pointing to, the bricks laid by the original builders create a pattern that looks just like the face of Jesus.
By the way, how do you end up at posts like this?