2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 100 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 729 posts. There were 81 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 323 views. The most popular post that day was Lyrics: Misako Koja’s ‘Warabigami’.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were search.conduit.com, en.wordpress.com, uchinanchu.ning.com, yeinjee.com, and twitter.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stereopony wallpaper, aya ueto, meisa kuroki, juunen saki mo kimi ni koishite, and stitch wallpaper.

Attractions in 2010

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


Lyrics: Misako Koja’s ‘Warabigami’ February 2008


Karakui.com Special: That actress? She’s from Okinawa. August 2009


Lyrics: BEGIN’s ‘Sanshin no Hana’ June 2007


Tuning Your Sanshin March 2007


Wallpaper: Namie Amuro for Coke Zero January 2010

On making 160,000+ hits

I quietly saw Karakui.com pass the 150,000 mark and now we’re over 166,000 hits. Yeah, we’re still a small blog covering the margins of the more popular Japanese pop culture scene but we’re not doing that shabby at all. If you’ve ever kept a blog, and you’re a geek, you’re probably into stats as well. Would’ve been cool if we did this at the end (rather, the beginning would be much better) of every month but I’m up to it today so here goes. For the month of September (today, the 30th, is the last day of the month) we have a total of 6,163 visits so far which beats the 6,129 visits from last month. Our lowest day was 103 views on 9/10 and the highest days were on 9/3 and 9/7 with a total of 263 views. (Our highest overall day was 466 views on 10/15/2008.)

So a BIG nifee deebitan (thank you, mahalo, ありがとう) for visiting Karakui.com!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year dear Karakui.com readers! While we’re still less than five hours from 2009 here in humid Hawaii, in Okinawa, it’s already the new year. So here’s wishing you all the best in 2009 and thank you for visiting Karakui.com. 🙂

It’s been a pretty amazing year—Karakui.com’s third anniversary is this month—that saw us reach over 100,000 hits with our biggest day on 10/15/08 with 466 hits. It’s been a steady climb up with total hits of 147 in 2006; 31,158 in 2007; and 76,070 in 2008. It’s a shame that we didn’t have an opportunity to track our stats while at Okinawa.com/.ws and when we were called the Okinawan Music Project and at OkinawanMusic.org. Anyhoo, it’s geeky to be stuck in these stats so I’ll end here before I bore you all.

Best regards,

Ways to find Karakui.com: ‘nude okinawan’

Nope, I’m not the “nude okinawan” (and that’s probably a good thing too) but it’s interesting that we were found with those keywords. Actually, maybe it’s something worth exploring (I’m joking here). Not sure what that person was searching for as it could be a male or female and I have yet to hear about a new band or performance artist by that name. If anything, it sure made for a quick and interesting (to me at least) blog entry. 😛