Top 20 Archive Posts of 2009 – the chart!

Published on 30 December 2009 in , ,

Last year I did a little Chart table to show the views of archive posts have changed over the years.

Review of the Year

It was fun in a “I like pointless stats” kind of way. So I decided to do it again.

So lets bring on the statsmobile, and if you’re really bonkers, you can check out last years chart too!

Position 2008 position Change Post Year Published
1 2 +1 GE Money – incompetence and downright lies 2007
2 3 +1 BBC iPlayer – why DRM? 2007
3 4 +1 Saving Money On The Trains 2005
4 1 -3 Freesat Website 2007
5 5 The Usability of Meeting Room Names 2005
6 11 +5 Alliance and Leicester Internet Banking 2005
7 8 +1 Vegetarian Iceland 2005
8 NEW! Installing Linux on an elderly laptop 2008
9 13 +4 Well I’m not moving – the problems caused by ignoring train seat reservations 2007
10 NEW! Spam! To the EXTREME! 2004
11 NEW! Scotch Steak Houses – Evil With A Green Sign 2005
12 18 +6 Ocado 2002
13 9 -4 The Joys of Train Travel Planning in France 2007
14 19 +5 The Amazing Chip Vending Machine 2003
15 NEW! Switzerland Day 3 – to the Top of Europe! 2008
16 NEW! Hot, Sweaty and Crowded – trying the commute on the West London Line 2008
17 NEW! Food, glorious BBC food 2008
18 12 -6 18 – The Epic Night-time Journey from Kings Cross to Ealing 2003
19 6 -13 The new BBC Homepage – a bit like myBBC then 2007
20 10 -10 The Real Underground 2003


Well not a huge change on last year really – most of last years top 20 remain, with a couple of new entries from 2008. Noticeably there’s still a huge train focus in this lot as I mentioned in the last few days. I’m not sure whether to be worried about this or not!

What’s also interesting is the year of posts, and as I’d been looking for an excuse to play with Google’s chart API, so here’s a bar chart!

Bar chart showing year breakdown for the Top 20 blog posts

As you can see, I obviously wrote nothing of any real interest in 2006. I think I should be worried about that…

Once you’ve done one bar chart, you’ve got to do another, so I decided to compare the year breakdown for 2009 with that for 2008.

Bar chart showing year breakdown for the Top 20 blog posts

Interesting to see here that things don’t change hugely as the years go by – obviously there has to be some changes due to another year being added into the mix, however there’s still a lot of consistency – especially with the older posts.

Of course the big question will be what will happen in 2010. Well we’ll just have to find out, won’t we?