Hayley is a Ghost

2010 in review

Posted on: January 2, 2011

I just had this summary of my blog emailed to me by wordpress. It’s quite interesting that the most views came to a blog about the new television show that aired over Halloween where ‘scientific ghost investigation’ was pitched against ‘spiritualist investigation’ by a group of people who didn’t know what scientific investigation actually was.

For me it reinforces the importance of a skeptical presence in the paranormal research field, because people really do come looking for information about not only this show, but other paranormal related topics I write about too.

A quick look this morning at the search terms that led people to my blog reveals:

‘why aren’t ghosts naked?’, ‘why are ghosts cold’, ‘orbs in photo’, ‘paranormal television’, ”laser grid ghost hunting’, ‘ghost hunter laser grid’, ‘laser grid detects ghost’, ‘ghost hunter + trespassing’, ‘how does glass divination work?’, ‘undercliff sanatorium’, ‘most haunted skeptics’

…as some of the most popular search terms – the laser grid was encouraging because it was a silly trend in ghost research that was started by the ridiculous ‘ghost hunters’ television show, and I can only hope that all those people who read my post may have reconsidered using one and wasting their money.

I will continue blogging into 2011 about paranormal research and ghost hunters and haunted places because this summary has shown me that people really are interested (even if some skeptics think I’m wasting my time – something the stats disagree with…)

This summary didn’t take into account the post I made on December 30th that had 2,151 hits on Thursday (but I’ll forive them :p)

Have a look, it is quite interesting!

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured imageAbout 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 169 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 114 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 32mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 19th with 1,976 views. The most popular post that day was Paranormal Investigation: Live.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wordpress.com, hayleyisaghost.co.uk, networkedblogs.com, twitter.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hayley stevens, paranormal investigation live, hayley stevens skeptic, love, and Ghost hunter laser grid.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Paranormal Investigation: Live October 2010
78 comments and 60 Likes on WordPress.com

2

About April 2010

3

How greaseproof paper will fool the hell out of a ghost, and other things…May 2010
3 comments

4

Talks & things June 2010

5

Being nice really isn’t a bad thing. July 2010
6 comments

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1 Response to "2010 in review"

These are some impressive statistics! As a new blogger it’s exciting to see what can be achieved. I hope to follow you thoughout 2011 and continue reading your posts.

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Hayley is a ghost

Hayley Stevens is an advocate for science-based research into seemingly paranormal experiences and occurrences. With a background in the pseudo-scientific research into ghosts, Hayley offers a unique insight into the strange world of ghost hunting through her experience.

She describes herself as 'a ghost hunter who doesn't hunt for ghosts' and this is her personal blog where she writes about ghosts, people, and other interesting things. Read more here.

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