Posted by: John Elliott | January 2, 2011

Riding the Elephant’s 2010 in review

The stats people at, where Riding the Elephant lives, mulled over how the blog did in 2010 and gave this high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 93,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 44 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 235 posts. There were 257 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 104mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 8th with 764 views. The most popular post that day was ‘Radia tapes’ highlight media flaws that fit with modern India .

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for indira gandhi, riding the elephant, dussehra, nira radia, and fatima bhutto.

Attractions in 2010

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


‘Radia tapes’ highlight media flaws that fit with modern India December 2010


“Foreign Correspondent” – a best selling anthology September 2008
(the picture above – of foreign correspondents in 1991 pushing luggage trollies in strike-hit Kathmandu – is from the book.)


History repeated as Delhi judders leaderless towards the Commonwealth Games July 2010


Nehru was lost for years in a trunk ……… October 2008
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The Gods will encourage you to gamble October 2007

Happy New Year!






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