The Blog in review – 2010 edition

January 2, 2011

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 9,900 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 305 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 350 posts. There were 202 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 27th with 205 views. The most popular post that day was Repug Speak Translated.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rutherfordl.wordpress.com, google.com, My Comments, facebook.com, and alphainventions.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mosque, jim rogers oklahoma, thegreatspot.wordpress.com, blackwater, and mosque pictures.

Attractions in 2010

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


Repug Speak Translated March 2010


Who is Jim Rogers? July 2010


The Top Tax Rate (a little historical perspective) April 2010


All Americans Pay Taxes April 2010


Congresswoman proposes bill to ban private security contractors January 2010
1 comment



  1. This was a cool thing WordPress did, huh? Wishing you both a Happy New Year and continued success in blogworld!

  2. Congratulations! One of my 2011 resolutions is not to blog.. but to focus on other things in my life.Wishing you guys the best.. Take care.. Pat 😀 aka Bluebird, etc. etc. etc.

    • Blogging, like most other semi-vices, should be done responsibly and in moderation.

      Happy New Year, Westie. I’m glad that your resolution didn’t prevent you from stopping by today.

  3. graychin,

    It took me a few months to realize where you, bluebird, and b dog had gone. Happy New Year and may rational, thoughtful debate be the norm in this blog. I will check in with you from time to time.

    • Joshua – thanks for stopping by.

      The Dog is on a vacation trip right now, and Blue has given up blogging for New Years. Both should be back soon.

  4. Sounds great. You know we region rats have to stick together. So how often is this blog visited by the under and uneducated? Even though I consider myself a conservative I have no tolerance for ignorant people who have to resort to name calling when losing a debate. It seems that many of my so called like minded people are the reason why true conservatives seemed to have obtained a bad rap. Hopefully we can change their minds together. By the way I love this blog. Gives me something to think about. You did a masterful job in its creation. For that you are to be commended. Thanks for welcoming me.

    • As you can see from the announcement on the blog, we welcome thoughtful conservative viewpoint. I have pissed off several people who dropped in here occasionally just to troll and name-call, and they went away mad and aren’t coming back – or so they say.

      We’re still looking for that thoughtful conservative contributor. I hope that you will accept the position.

      An example of what, personally, I am looking for: I read FrumForum.com daily. Of course I frequently disagree with the folks there, but they at least make sensible arguments.

      You are one of Blue’s fellow “region rats”? Excellent! Blue is a good commenter, but she has some really strange ideas about economics. Which she expresses in a civil manner!

  5. I have to agree with you on that point. While she is a very passionate person she can sometimes even lose me in her arguments. Just a side note have you glanced at the comments section in the TW lately? You thought it was bad before, you should see it now. It’s quite amusing.

    • I find the TW comments to be more scary than amusing.

  6. Well, fellas.. I always try to keep all on the edge. LMAO..

    Joshua77 the TW is a little whacked out.

    If you post here.. I will too. How’s that! 🙂

    It’s tax time for the Chin..

    Hope everyone is going great..

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