Happy New Year, everyone!

Sorry, there hasn’t been much activity on this blog over the past few months, but 2011 will be the year when you can expect a lot more stuff to be posted as I find more time to do so. Todd has been busy on other sites/blogs, especially MathOverflow and n-Category Cafe, but he is still an author/admin on this blog.

I got an email from WordPress, summarizing the level of activity on our blog for the year 2010. I thought it wouldn’t be so bad if I shared the information with you all.

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-Meterβ„’ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 2 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 122 posts.

The busiest day of the year was January 20th with 196 views. The most popular post that day was Continued fraction for e.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were terrytao.wordpress.com, mathoverflow.net, en.wordpress.com, qchu.wordpress.com, and gilkalai.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for imaginary numbers, platonic solids, euler’s formula, vertex, and challenging integrals.

Attractions in 2010

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


Continued fraction for e August 2008


Platonic Solids and Euler’s Formula for Polyhedra March 2008


High IQ and Mathematics December 2007


Problem-Solving Hall of Fame! May 2008


Integration Bee, Challenging Integrals January 2008