my 2010 blogging year in review

An average conference can hold 400 attendees. This blog was viewed about 17,600 times in 2010. That's about 44 full conferences on reporter genes. Is it a scientific accomplishment worth a mention on my CV?

The busiest day of the year was March 3th with 145 views. The most popular post that day was a small essay entitled: A Darwinian legacy, or why we need fluorescent bunnies.

For 2010 visitors, the average time on a page was of 2 minutes, which is my time for a coffee break. It's like every day you have had a coffee break each time you fill one of the wells of a 96 well plate: please get back to the bench or consider offering me some coffee (i.e., be gentle with the sponsors).

Where do you come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were protocol-online.com; brainwindows.wordpress.com and researchblogging.org. Some visitors came searching, mostly for infrared reporter genes, genes & development impact factor (12, FYI), drug activity classification and taxonomy, tango and ext-assays, and free subscriptions to Nature (here). Thanks to the guy that spent two hours reading something related to 'floxed'.


Attractions in 2010
These are the posts that got the most views in 2010.

  1. Five common luciferase shortcomings;
  2. My not-so-meritorious mention to Brainbow mice;
  3. A post on fluorescent rabbits sponsored by theheart.org;
  4. A guest post on calcium imaging by Nicola Romano';
  5. A post about JoVE impact factor;
Nice scientists in 2010
These are personal blogs I would like to read more in 2011.

  1. Scientific Clearing House by Carson Chow;
  2. Trapped in the USA, by Bosco Oh;
  3. Fisheye Perspective, by Abhishek Tiwari;

During this winter holidays, two of my papers have been accepted, that's a good way to start the new year. Have a bright, productive 2011.