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A few starter posts for new visitors

I’m on a list! Hello to anyone who has arrived here via’s 50 blogs by journalists, for journalists, which was published today. I’m on there at no 22, and happy to see online journo chums such as Jo Geary, Adam Tinworth and Paul Bradshaw also represented.

If you’re struggling for work and interested in making the digital transition from being a print sub, then you’ll find a fair few posts here on that. It’s the reason I started this blog.

If you’re already web editing or playing with multimedia tools for online storytelling then hop on over to my main site at, where my transition seems to have led me to becoming a brand journalist of sorts.

Meanwhile, here are five of the most popular reads from Subs’ Standards:

 Thanks for stopping by.

2010 Subs’ Standards in review

The stats helper monkeys at 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 Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 20 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 76 posts. There were 16 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was August 11th with 700 views. The most popular post that day was 10 reasons Wanky Balls cockup may not be lazy journalism.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for my tornado hell, caroline phillips tornado, funny obama headlines, online tone, and gay dix.


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


10 reasons Wanky Balls cockup may not be lazy journalism August 2010


‘My tornado hell’, my red pen heaven December 2008


RIP Sub-editing: Does email have a hyphen and does anyone care? – pt 3 April 2010


RIP Sub-editing: the rise of technology – pt 2 April 2010


Starter kit: how to blog for your company April 2010