Category Archives: blogging

2010 in review

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

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 46,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 6 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 49 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 696 posts. There were 132 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 108mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 3rd with 1,271 views. The most popular post that day was Would you believe it??.

Where did they come from?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for michael oher, michael oher family, grapes, michael oher family pictures, and 3 french hens.

Attractions in 2010

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


Would you believe it?? December 2009


three French hens December 2009
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delicious grape salad October 2009


tennis in the 1920s October 2009


standing in the gap (intercessory prayer for Tyler) December 2009
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still blogging (albeit on a 2010 site)

The answer:  how can I stop now??

Visit the 2010 site!


new beginnings

Beginning the New Year (well – in the middle of the first month of the New Year) with a Brand New Blog.

Join me there:

Aimless Musings 2010


Scott Rosenberg (say everything . . .) writes that

We now know at least a little more about what happens when we try to say everything.  For the individual, this impulse begins with a rage for self-revelation and nearly always ends in a crack-up of some kind.  Writing in public requires the drawing of boundaries around parts of one’s life–not so much for propriety but because some sphere of privacy is a prerequisite for any kind of mature personal life.  For the group, the opportunity to say everything has a more benign outcome: a welter of human engagement on an unprecedented scale, resulting in a broad dispersal of ideas and stories and debates.

the internet connects us

beautiful strings

I had not heard of David Garrett (how have I missed knowing about him??!!) until I visited the most interesting blog of Karen Harrington: Scobberlotch.

Garrett’s music is heartbreakingly lovely.

the gift of an ordinary day

Thanks to Cynthia Newberry Martin on her blog Catching Days, I was introduced to Katrina Kenison and the blessings of Ordinary Days.

I am thankful for ordinary days; I am thankful for old friends . . . and new friends . . . and friends I’ve not met in person – such as Cynthia and others on the internet.

what blessings abound

free time

I suppose that  instead of blogging and ‘facebooking’ when I have a few minutes, I should be doing something else – most especially stitching – which I dearly love to do.

Most definitely!

Where is my Discipline!!!???

Where is my will power???

Who would have thought that I would be aimlessly blogging . . . and mindlessly ‘facebooking,’ anyway??  Electronic mailing.  Googling.  Good grief – this old lady is doing things she never dreamed of doing.

Facebook? Why?

I initially joined Facebook a couple of years ago after receiving an invitation from a friend because I wanted to keep up with what he was doing and be in ‘current’ communication.

Didn’t do anything with it, except now and then visit his site and exchange messages.

Well, I have been unleashed!

My grandchildren are on Facebook and (glory be!), they have allowed me access (invited me as a ‘friend’); several of my cousins and sister and daughter and friends (nieces and nephews and relatives of relatives and friends of friends) are using Facebook.  I have discovered that it is a marvelous way to keep in touch; it is almost (almost) like having daily conversations (or at least as often as I log on to Facebook – and recently, that has been daily).

Who would have thought I would be doing this?  An old grandmother!??

I won’t be using Facebook for any detective work but I am having so much fun connecting and reconnecting with friends and relatives and viewing old and new photographs and learning what is going on in the lives of these Dear Folks who are a part of my life.

AND, one learns some amazing things.  There is some interesting stuff out there – on these Facebook sites.  I love it!

Glory Be!

Thanksgiving comes early – thanks to Facebook (update on this post – December 1st)

a most interesting blog

I find myself going back again and again to this blog.

There is something that interests me each time I visit.

Catching Days

Cynthia Newberry Martin