And for those of you who are interested in how this new blog fared in the “blogosphere,” here’s our complimentary year-end review. As David knows, I’m completely obsessed with these stat trackers. Major thanks are also due to Grandpa Stewart, who single-handedly made Juno Mail one of our top referrers…unless any of the rest of you still use Juno.

Happy 2011, more blogging to come! (And more dire efforts to get David’s computer to load WordPress, sigh.)

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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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 68 new posts, not bad for the first year!

The busiest day of the year was June 7th with 624 views. The most popular post that day was P1020934 (600×800).

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tonedeaftravelers, tonedeaftravellers, marcia kligler,, and jerusalem trip.

Attractions in 2010

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


About Us February 2010


First Chinese Dinner Party and Happy Earth Day! April 2010


Singing in China… March 2010


First weekend of Teaching! March 2010