My blog – 2010 in review

Happy 2011 everybody!

I’ve been real busy lately, hence my blog not having its weekly(ish) blog post recently. Since I love all my blog readers, I figured I had some ‘splainin’ to do! So, here’s my excuse (and try not to get too jealous!) 😉

It all started when I quit my current job right before the holidays. Then I spent 2 and a half wonderful weeks in California with my family for Christmas (who, since I went to Morocco this summer as opposed to home, I hadn’t seen since last Christmas!) Then I flew back to Italy and had my lovely New Year’s weekend in Südtirol in the Italian mountains with my boyfriend and some of our friends. These days I have been working my last few stints at my old job. Then, this weekend I’m off to Amsterdam with my boyfriend. Back on Sunday and start my new job on Monday! WHEW!

Needless to say, it’s been an exciting and busy time for me!

WordPress sent me this nice e-mail summary on how my blog went in 2010 (remember now, it kicked off at the end of October 2010). I thought the stats were interesting, and plus it gave me some easy material for a blog “fluff piece” being that I wanted to reach out to you, dear readers, but am still really busy these days.

That being said, here below is my blog in review for 2010. My blog has given me a lot of satisfaction, and I look forward to writing a heck of a lot more in 2011. Thanks for coming along for the ride guys!

WordPress e-mail summary:

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

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 77 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 27mb. That’s about 1 picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 1st with 137 views. The most popular post that day was Italian streets of fury.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cleopatra, panettone, bidet, lady gaga nun, and metro milano.

Attractions in 2010

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


Italian streets of fury December 2010


About October 2010


Italian Phrasebook October 2010


Is this seat free? November 2010


First Ever Blog Entry! October 2010


13 thoughts on “My blog – 2010 in review

  1. Excellent stats! I love your blog Garrett. Out of all the people I know, you are definitely someone who should have their voice heard all over the world! I’m jealous of your reason for not blogging so much lately…. it’s way better than mine (morning sickness.) =P Love ya!

    • Sorry Hemby, but it’s bad luck to talk publicly about a new job before you start it! All I can say is that it’s still not quite my dream job of being a comedian or having my own radio show, but it’s certianly better than my old job!

  2. When do you start?!? I can’t wait to hear more about what you’ll be doing!!

    Have you tried your hand at becoming a comedian in Italy?

  3. Hi, Garrett –
    I’m a 6o years young spirited southern gal in Richmond VA.
    Can’t recall (I’m 60, remember?) how I even ran across your blog, but LUV what you write, and can especially relate to yesterday’s entry re: SORRY! I can definitely own that as one of my afflictions… kinda makes me feel comforted to know it’s not just ME, since I seem to rarely encounter anyone familiar with that word.

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