2010 in review

Because I am such a newbie at this blog stuff, and have been mightily distracted by various things both awesome and awful since putting up this site, I had no idea til a few days ago that anyone was visiting this site beyond a few I asked to visit.  Imagine my delighted surprise to receive the ‘yearly site stats’ posted to me by the good folks who run wordpress!  Since then I’ve figured out how to view site stats whenever I want to–lots to learn here still, but at least that is one more thing learned.   Anyway, just to brag a little, I’m publishing the year-end report.  I mean, who knew I was worthy of so much traffic!  Nevermind that a trollish snark forum (‘unnamed deatheaters’, below) –an invitation-only forum that I have not yet had the dubious pleasure to view personally–has been the source of the most referrals to my blog, I’m just so happy to know that people are listening to me!  Amazing, wonderful, so very cool.   

For a little more update, do view my recent post on the Rants! page.  Scroll down til you see the heading “Trolls!”…I had loads of fun with that, and I hope visitors enjoy it.   Can I just say that I learned all I know about snark from those who persistently and patiently have thrown it at me in various places lately?  Hehehehe…well, it IS on the Rants page…we all need a place to let the Dark Side out a little to play.  Besides, sometimes what is ‘true’ is not also ‘bright’; sometimes the truth is painful and wears a dark cloak–and I hope to be brave enough to speak even the darker truths about this life, even if my primary intent is shining a light.

You can also visit the Feedback page, located under the About tab, for fresh feedback on my work.  Deepest appreciation for your appreciation, womyn!  It was a very hard year, and your glowing feedback is a drink of water in the desert, a breath of fresh air where murky smoke tended to make breathing more difficult than usual in 2010;  it’s a badly needed warm hug and a toast to better times for us all (and I know 2010 was not so kind to many of us).  Thanks so much. 

My intention for 2011 is to post here more often, along with communicating in other places where my thoughts might be useful–and where I will continue to learn more about my topics-of-greatest passion (including communication).  Do visit–and if you do, please let me know you did.  Post a comment, or just a hello, I will appreciate it.  Of course, now that I know how to access my site stats, which tell me where my visitors were referred from, I will also appreciate knowing that even those who don’t care to talk to me, are still reading me.  What’s that they say?  “No such thing as Bad Press”.  Anyway, thanks for being here, and I look forward to a good year here now that I’ve got  my feet wet and have begun to feel my way better.  Below are my yearly stats as presented by wordpress.

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 Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there was 1 new post, not terrible for the first year! There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb.

The busiest day of the year was December 22nd with 232 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were ‘unamed deatheaters’, mothering.com, unassistedchildbirth.com, mail.yahoo.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for womynwise services, womynwise, womynwise1, womynwise s, and conclusion of home birth.

Attractions in 2010

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

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About September 2010

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Rants! September 2010

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Stories September 2010

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Books/Media September 2010
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VBAC/HBAC October 2010