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2010 in review

I am very grateful to all of you for reading my blog over the past year. It’s one thing for a writer to write — that’s mere self-expression; it’s entirely different when people actually read it, too — that makes it communication. Your writing comments on the blog is the real icing on the cake — that makes the communication two-way.

WordPress sent me a little taste of how I actually did with this blog over the past year. They sent me the following message as an email, and invited me to post the message as a blog post. So I did:

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 average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 144 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 311 posts. There were 275 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 46mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 18th with 186 views. The most popular post that day was St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Seattle.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, mail.yahoo.com, pets.groups.yahoo.com, mail.live.com, and retrieverman.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the cooper project, cooper project, dog family tree, project cooper, and cooper project iws.

Attractions in 2010

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

  1. St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Seattle March 2010
  2. Cooper’s next step to becoming a Stud October 2009
  3. UKC Hunt Test Judging Seminar January 2010
  4. Broken nails, broken hearts February 2010
  5. Links March 2009

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