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My Blog’s Year in Review

January 4, 2011

I opened up my e-mail yesterday afternoon and noticed a pretty intersting message from WordPress.  They created a year end summary of my blog listing the sites where most of my readers came from, what they were looking for and my top post.  They even threw in some monkey art.  Below is the summary I received:

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

Featured image

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

About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 335 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,282 posts.

The busiest day of the year was April 23rd with 229 views. The most popular post that day was 2009 Smack-Off.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for blackberry cobbler recipe paula deen, giambotta, black coffee and bourbon, giada chicken marsala, and chicken marsala giada.


Attractions in 2010

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


2009 Smack-Off May 2009


Giada’s Chicken Marsala July 2009


Raspberry-Limeade Cake May 2009


Sicilian White Cookies (Pastine Bianche) December 2008


Paula Deen’s Shrimp and Grits October 2007
1 comment

I try to write everyday and this year fell 30 short of my goal.  The majority of those missed days were in September after our car accident and in November when our computer acted up.  Overall, I am happy that I stuck with my blog in 2010 and look forward to writing even more in 2011.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. n1i2c3o4l5e permalink
    January 4, 2011 1:04 am

    I’ve read your author’s note and like it. Your site attracts a lot of bloggers as it is very welcoming and friendly. I am new to this WordPress and am presently navigating through so many loops. I agree with what you convey; blogging bring happiness to the world. Thanks for your presence. nb

  2. January 4, 2011 8:34 am

    Thank you for the kind words! I hope you come back and read what I have to say from time to time. Good luck blogging!

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