On January 2,2011 I received this notice from WordPress.com. I am thrilled. I wanted to share it with you and thank you for your support:
“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:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads WOW.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 52 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 89 posts. There were 551 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 780mb. That’s about 2 pictures per day.
The busiest day of the year was April 27th with 1589 views. The most popular post that day was Cinco De Mayo Crispy Fish Tacos.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were wordpress.com, stumbleupon.com, athensfoods.com, mail.yahoo.com, and en.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for peach, chagall, antipasto platter, marc chagall, and jello shots.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Cinco De Mayo Crispy Fish Tacos April 2010
36 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,
“Stars and Stripes” Dessert … And “Over 21” Independence Day Jello-Shots** June 2010
73 comments and 27 Likes on WordPress.com
Great Lakes Fresh Fried Smelt April 2010
Wow! What a great year for you and I have to say the fish tacos are the best! We just made them again last week. Thanks for sharing . Have a great New Year!
Kristin You are my 600th comment!!! You win a free dinner made by me! Thank you for your constant support may this year be your best year ever!
Congratulations, very cool! I am currently printing out that fish taco page too, no wonder it is so popular, YUM!
Congratulations. It is a great site and I know your readership will grow. Happy New Year!
So awesome – 26,000 views in a year! That’s a lot of eyeballs!
Amazing!!! Think of the lives you have touched if that is just one of your years. You are an awesome contributor and I am so proud!!! I wish I could eat my screen for lunch those taco’s look fabulous!
You’ve got fans down in New Zealand – we made those Vietnamese spring rolls recently – delicious!
How fun it is to hear from you all! Happy New year!
Since you’re into computations on this blog entry I decided to look up “Italian” and “Handful” on the computational knowledge engine wolframalpha.com and some interesting things popped up.
Did you know a “handful” equals two mouthfuls? So your blog is not only one full handful, which we knew, but two full mouthfuls!
Also, the country of San Marino can’t hold a candle to your blog. San Marino has the 7th most Italian speaking people in the world at 25,000. That means your blog has more views than San Marino has Italian speakers. That’s what I’m talking about…
Keep up the great work.
Sounds like a big mouth, one for eating the other for talking.
The taco recipe and the jello shots posts were awesome! I am not surprised those were top ones at all. Congratulations!
Your comments spur me on, thanks again.