Now What? with 2010 in Review

I haven’t posted for more than a month, but it’s a new year!

Will that actually make a difference? I hope so. Instead of the every-other-day post, I might drop it to maybe twice a week, at least until I build up some material. Towards the end, even before November (when I actually had an excuse) many of my posts were unfocused and unedited—usually self-focused rather than for an audience.

And they call that navel-gazing—no wonder no one wants to read it!

Fiction-wise at least, I’m doing well. Thanks to, I about 15,000 words during the last half of December, mostly fiction. Of course, that site is all about writing spontaneously and without restraint (ideally the opposite of here), so is great for getting down first drafts.

Starting this month, I’m rewriting my NaNo draft, which is even worse than I remember in terms of characterizations, pacing, and plot. However, it’s a draft, and at least I have something to work with, so I’m still positive.

As for last year, WordPress sent me an email on how they feel my blog did last year:

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at 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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 48 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 85 posts. There were 7 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb.

The busiest day of the year was August 19th with 2,059 views. The most popular post that day was My Parents are Trekkies.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for modoc, captain jack modoc, star trek christmas, modoc war, and modoc tribe.

Attractions in 2010

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


My Parents are Trekkies August 2010
61 comments and 36 Likes on


The Lava Beds: Site of the (Forgotten) Modoc War July 2010


About September 2008


Umm Kulthum June 2009
1 Like on,


Lightning Strikes August 2010