When I started this blog in August, I didn’t expect too much of a response. I thought I’d get a few friends looking in from time to time, and the occasional angry theist, but there’s been a steady flow of readers. What’s even more gratifying is that the comments have been, for the most part, thoughtful and polite, even when in disagreement with me. One person in particular who, judging by her profile, is probably quite far from me politically (and possibly in matters of religion) made some pleasing comments about my piece on the Westboro Baptists Church. To some extent there is truth in the assertion that “moderates provide cover for extremists”, but it isn’t true in all cases, and if I’ve provided a platform for even one person to show this, I’m very happy. I’ve also learned a great deal from other people. My little blog won’t change the world, but the responses to it have changed my view of it. I’m more optimistic than when I started!
The following is a report from WordPress on how my blog did in 2010 (just sincxe August remember!) I’d particularly like to thank CJ (jerome23.wordpress.com) whose link to here provided quite a few hits. Thanks also to everyone who has linked to my blog.
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 This blog is on fire!.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times
In 2010, there were 34 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 81 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 9mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was September 9th with 77 views. The most popular post that day was About.
Where did they come from?
Some visitors came searching, mostly for bishop swilley, jim swilley, daved’s blog, bishop jim swilley, and jim swilley confession.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.1
About August 2010
Bishop Jim Swilley November 2010
Does anyone know the Pope’s email address? October 2010
Westboro Bastards Raise Stakes November 2010
Pope Godwin September 2010