2010 in review

Late start this morning…guess I must have needed the rest.

WordPress sent everyone one of these summaries…the ones I have seen have been positive, BUT I wonder…did anyone get a “you better improve…” rating? I certainly feel I could have fallen into that category and I’m sure I belong in the yellow-green category as opposed to the green one.

My other thoughts after I received this summary was what time does everyone post to their blog? I have been unofficially keeping my own record and it seems so far 8-10AM or 8-9 PM have the most votes. What time do you post and why? Do you write blogs ahead or on the fly? If ahead, how many blogs ahead to you prewrite? Do you write blogs to be posted at a later time? And then what time do you read blogs?

Guess if I’m asking all these questions I could give my answers too…

What time do you post and why? I’m not sure yet but I think I will try to post in the morning before I read my saved blogs.

Do you write blogs ahead or on the fly? If ahead, how many blogs ahead to you prewrite? In the past, I wrote on the fly, but my mind would go blank or I would decide it was a dumb post and therefore nothing would get posted. Then I’d go into a dry spell and of course you all know the results…weeks of nothing. SO-O_O_O,  I have been trying to prewrite blogs, so I can find some of the big mistakes (not that there still aren’t going to be plenty to go around) and also I can’t think on the fly as well as if I incubate. The disadvantage to this is that some blog ideas become stale before I get my thoughts together. I have been trying to write just two blogs ahead to avoid this. I don’t want to feel like I am out of sink.

NOTE: just read about a blog a day or a blog a week that WordPress is promoting http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/challenge-for-2011-want-to-blog-more-often/ . Yeah, a blog a day from me…not going to happen and I could feel myself withdrawing as I read this…I might be able to do a blog a week but I think I will keep that little tidbit to myself also. I seem to have the “kiss of death” syndrome when it comes to blog writing. Back to questions…

Do you write blogs to be posted at a later time? I did one just to see if it would post at the assigned time. Usually when I put it in WordPress, add the pictures, I send it.

And then what time do you read blogs? I try to read the saved blogs I watch either in the morning with my coffee and after I have posted my blog (if posting) and also in the evening before I go to bed.

Here are my results from WordPress: There is a mistake, my busiest day was Dec 26th with 194 views (94 were my post on the ornaments, 54 were just visiting the home page, and the rest were misc); but the heart was popular too.

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 This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2010. That’s about 22 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 27 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 138 posts. There were 79 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 11mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 20th with 116 views. The most popular post that day was A heart for all.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were two-handedstitcher.blogspot.com, nuts-about-needlepoint.com, needlework.craftgossip.com, frontrangestitches.blogspot.com, and needleartnut.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for blackwork, betty chen louis, ort box, hardanger, and temari balls.

Attractions in 2010

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


A heart for all February 2010


Betty Chen Louis April 2010
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Repurposed Drapery Hook April 2010


Another TIF for March & a quick gift March 2008


I Lay, I Layed, I will Lay…threads March 2009

Hope everyone has time to stitch today!


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