Literary Lunchbox: 2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how Lunchbox did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of my overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. Literary Lunchbox was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 83 new posts, growing the total archive of the Lunchbox blog to 104 posts. There were 86 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 27mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 27th with 45 views. The most popular post that day was NYC Bookstores Specialize in Mystery .

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for analyze your writing, joe konrath, literary lunchbox, techniques for building suspense, and analyse your writing.

Attractions in 2010

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


NYC Bookstores Specialize in Mystery March 2010


Analyze your writing! July 2010


About June 2009


Building suspense with Libby Fischer Hellmann January 2010


E-Reader options laid out in Tribune – Update! March 2010

It’s great to see Lunchbox’s readership is considered healthy, especially since I sometimes feel like I’m penning a diary that I lock with a little gold key and slide inside my pillowcase for security.   But I do congratulate myself for sticking with it… several of the blogs that I used to read daily don’t even exist any more.  The bloom wore off the rose, or the bloggers got busy with real life, or are now on to new pursuits.

I do have big plans for 2011 – the series about the 2010 Edgar nominees was incredibly fun to write and I plan to do that again this year.  I even have a niggling desire to go to the MWA Edgars symposium and banquet this year, which would be a nice reward for me while affording blog fodder.   I’m going to a couple of writing conferences and hope to do a writers’ weekend, so you can expect more “the toil of writing is so arduous” posts.  I’m also submitting more and back on the agent hunt.  Rejection is an excellent source of pathos in a blog.

So, to my loyal and my occasional readers – thank you!  Have a wonderful 2011.  I’ll be seeing you online.

One response to “Literary Lunchbox: 2010 in review

  1. Great to see Literary Lunchbox off to such a good start and I look forward to more of your literary adventures!

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