2010 in review

I’m pleased to report the activity on this blog for 2010. Thanks to all of you who’ve read, searched for and commented on my and Crabby’s entries. You’ll see more of us in 2011. Here’s wishing all of you a happy and successful new year!


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-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 128 posts. There were 10 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 1st with 888 views. The most popular post that day was Bad Grammar Makes Crabby That Way .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, collegeadvisor.blogspot.com, mail.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, and insidehighered.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for justin hudson, funnyhamlet.wordpress.com, crabby counselor, the crabby counselor, and golden dozen colleges.

Attractions in 2010

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


Bad Grammar Makes Crabby That Way October 2010


The Crabby Counselor Talks About the College Application Essay August 2010
4 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


About Me September 2009


Books July 2010


Who Am I Recommending Again? asks The Crabby Counselor October 2010
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About Will Dix

I am currently writing a book about college admission. I'm interested in the intersection of the college process and American culture. I attended Amherst College in the 1970s, taught high school English and theater at The Hill School in the '80s, returned to Amherst in the '90s as an admission dean, and began the '00s as a college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. I then joined Chicago Scholars as Program Director. Currently, I blog about college admission for Forbes.com. I also help community organizations serving low income students understand the college admission process so more students can consider gaining access to higher education. I have a few private college counseling clients that I take by referral only. The views expressed in this blog are mine alone.
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