2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


2010 in review

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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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 530,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 23 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 62 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 167 posts. There were 100 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 87mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 9th with 25,284 views. The most popular post that day was Artichokes.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blogiche.com, alphainventions.com, blogsurfer.us, blogexplosion.com, and exposeyourblog.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for artichokes, arancini, basement cat, pictures of artichokes, and artichokes pictures.

Attractions in 2010

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


Artichokes April 2009
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…While the World Turns December 2009
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New Favorite Lolcat July 2009
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About April 2009


Inner Voice, or Just Inner Chatter? December 2009

Happy Anniversary to Me

It’s been a year since I started this Blog.  I just indulged myself with a scan backwards and enjoyed reviewing my year.

Hope it’s been fun for you too. 

Spring has finally arrived in Western North Carolina — the flowering trees are all in bloom, daffodils wave madly in the breeze, hardly more vivid than the newly bright goldfinches.

Balmy breezes, a hint of the heat to come.