Last year I did a little Chart table to show the views of archive posts have changed over the years.
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|
|5||5||-||The Usability of Meeting Room Names||2005|
|6||11||+5||Alliance and Leicester Internet Banking||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|
|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!
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.
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?