I admit to a lack of original thinking. At this time of year, everyone has lists on their mind, so I will add one more. According to Google Analytics, the following posts drew the most visitors during the year. Interestingly enough, several of those posts were not even written in 2010, which provides one more data point supporting the theory of “long tails” when it comes to readership of any particular article.
- Gullible Reporting By New York Times On Cost of Solar Electricity Versus Nuclear Electricity – 4,718 page views
- A Video that Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor Would Love. More Power! What Can 1 Pound of Uranium Per Day Do? – 2,799
- Heating Oil Price Chart (posted in December 2005) – 1,897
- Vermont Senate President Pro-Tem Peter Schumlin Caught Lying to the American People on Fox News – 1,074
- Picking on the Jimmy Carter Myth (Posted January 27, 2006) – 918
- Bill Gates, Toshiba, Traveling Wave Reactors, Small Reactors – 771
- 9th Nuclear Energy Blog Carnival – 762
- Comparing a Leak of Tritium That Causes a Flurry to Two Oil Leaks That Are Virtually Ignored – 754
- NRC and Army Corps of Engineers Joint Public Meeting – Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Calvert Cliffs Unit 3 – 737
- More About Bill Gates and Nuclear Energy – 714
Just to make this kind of analysis a bit more tricky, it is apparent that many Atomic Insights readers do not go to individual articles, they simply visit the main site and scroll to see what is new. The total number of page views of the top level URL – as opposed to individual blog posts – was 106,930.
There were 64,552 “absolutely unique” visitors to the site during the course of the year. Those visitors hailed from 167 different countries. (That does not leave too many stones completely unturned.) This is probably not the very last post of the year, but if it is, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support, your comments and the time that you have spent reading. I hope I have encouraged a little critical thinking about energy.