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2010 in review

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

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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 143 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 419 posts. There were 55 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 22nd with 152 views. The most popular post that day was Learn Something About…Estes Park.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, eastofthewest.blogspot.com, evanmarckatz.com, WordPress Dashboard, and jenfromtheblock.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for estes park, estes park colorado, delightful eccentric, homecoming mums, and brandied apples.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Learn Something About…Estes Park May 2008

2

Homecoming Mums October 2009
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3

Match.com Etiquette March 2010
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4

Things I would change about myself if I could- May 2008

5

Brandied Apples March 2008

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“I don’t get why people get depressed during the holidays”

I was surfing the wordpress tags and I came across a post in the “life” tag.  It was all about how this person didn’t understand ads about being depressed during the holidays.  “It’s the most joyous time of the year!” she said.*  “Maybe the problem is YOU,” she said.  “Maybe you’re stressing too much, maybe you should buy one less present,” she said.  “Go listen to Frosty the Snowman, it’ll cheer you right up!” she said.  “I don’t understand how ANYONE could be depressed during the holidays,” she said.

I’m sitting here, trying to see her point of view, and I can’t.  Because it’s not about stress, or present buying, or card mailing, at least not for me, and not for most people who get “the holiday blues.”  It’s about what you envision the season should be about, and that vision not coming close to reality.  It’s about nostalgia, and loneliness, and that feeling that you absolutely must be happy because it’s the holidays, and the fact that you’re not makes you even more sad.

And I thought to myself, what is this chick, like 12?

I looked at her “About” section.  She’s 14.

So, yeah honey, give me a call in 20 years and let me know if you still don’t understand “the holiday blues.”

(*All quotes from her above are paraphrased.)