2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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12 thoughts on “2011 in review

  1. That’s one crowded subway! I prefer a nice walk in the woods! 😀
    Happy New Year to you and yours, Peter!
    Love your blog and you! 😀

    1. Ta Lauri. Happy New Year right back at ya.

      If you want to see impressive stats though, head on over to Kimkiminy.

      They had to use the Sydney Opera House to house her readers.

      Oh, and thanks for making the top 5 commenters list.

      1. Did you notice that WP spelled that “Syndey Opera House”?
        I made a few top 5 commenters list….it makes me feel like a blabbermouth! 😉
        But, that’s ok!

        1. I missed that spelling effort but I was excited at the time. I love stats.

          I’d be proud of the mention. Being encouraging is a wonderful thing and I think I should try harder to encourage folk.

  2. Do you have to be a good Christan boy to get one of these summaries Pete? 🙂

    Love the popularity of the search term “dead parrot”….sometimes I’m flabbergasted at the terms people type into Google before ending up on my blog.

    1. The search term that was used to find MY blog was “Jesus Dog Butt”…really???

      1. 🙂 We just have to hope that people like that live in some other country and not in the house next door. Wonder of that was “Jesus Dog Butt” or
        “Jesus!, dog butt” Punctuation makes some difference…..but (hehe) not much.

        1. I haven’t noticed a lot of punctuation on the Net though bloggers are better at it than FaceBook users. 🙂

          I did see an attempted slight on bloggers from the British Press that described us as Graffiti artists with punctuation. I’ll settle for that even though those pesky commas confuse me.

          I sometimes feel I should run my posts past HG to get them vetted.

      2. I was delighted to see “dead parrot” got me some hits. It made me wonder if GOF posting the item about Blue Tits (the birds) showed up in his top 5 searches.

  3. It appears I can’t beat Lauri for the top number of comments left. She’s topped me and then some at almost every blog I follow!

    I find the formal rules for comma usage too stodgy for blogs and emails. Sometimes they don’t even look right and make reading a sentence harder than it should. Some of them, like placing a comma between two complete clauses, makes sense: “The Mona Lisa is a beautiful painting, and I would love to go back to the Louvre and see it again.” A complete clause is one that can stand alone as a sentence. An incomplete clause can’t: it depends on another clause to make it part of a sentence. So: “My mother went out to buy a coat, but ended up getting new shoes, a handbag, and a dress.” (Note the commas between the series of objects Mother bought on her shopping trip.)

    I could pester you about these sort of grammatical bugaboos all day long, but in the end they don’t make you a better writer. They can force a bad writer to be more clear: but I think most literate people, especially those who read a lot, can figure out where a comma or semicolon looks right.

    Graffiti artists with punctuation indeed. Yeah, there are some truly stupid bloggers out there, but apparently the British Press never came to San Francisco to see the awful tagging over every free-standing fence, wall and garage door. If I caught one of those kids spray-painting my house, I’d teach him about free speech, starting with a bucket of hot water and bleach and a good sponge.

    1. Crap, I can’t write worth hockey sticks today. “My mother went out to buy a coat but ended up….” No comma between the complete clause and dependent clause!

  4. Oooo, I learned about independent and dependent clauses today. I do wonder what I am doing with my commas sometimes. (and my comas, too!)

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