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

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 67 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 72 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 13mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 7th with 97 views. The most popular post that day was Am I missing something?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, Google Reader, bestwwwoffers.com, and noarmsjames.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mac classic, ibook clamshell, ibook g3, ibook g3 clamshell, and powermac 6100.

Attractions in 2010

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

1. Am I missing something? December 2010

2. The Cult of Mac June 2010

3. About January 2010

4. The 30-day challenge April 2010

5. Mother May I? November 2010

Who do you think I am?

Okay, so I’ve been trying to write something in the ‘About’ section of the blog. First I started with my interests and hobbies. That sounded lame. Then I put nothing. That sounded stand-off-ish. So then I started again with the “…I was born in…” and it sounded boring. Now I honestly have no idea what to write, but I would like to have something there!

Then I had a thought. You people know me. How about YOU write my blurb for me? It’s not a big job, you just need to finish this sentence for me:

The thing you really need to know about me is that…

And then I will clip all your comments and make my ‘About’ page from them.

And I’ll even go first!

The thing you really need to know about me is that I am a genius!

What am I doing this for?

One day, not so long ago, I was visiting my friend’s wordpress blog. She had asked me to comment on her posts if I felt like it, so I did. In order to leave a comment I had to sign up for an account. One of the screens along the way asked me if I wanted to get my own wordpress blog. On a whim, I signed up.

For a while now (~5 years) I’ve been a part of an online community, one that I recently decided to stop participating in (a story for another time). One of the things I did regularly online was write about various parts of my life past and present, and I missed that. So a blog seems like an adequate replacement.

My intention is for this to be my space to drop thoughts and ideas. I’ve decided to write without considering who is reading and what they might think. Not because I don’t care about the people who might read this, but because it potentially changes what I choose to write. If I feel like I have to be always interesting and engaging, I’ll probably not last very long with it. Best that I make this thing about me, for me.