2010 in review via WordPress

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:

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 32 posts. There were 14 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 24th with 76 views. The most popular post that day was Gleek Retreat was truly a retreat….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were WordPress Dashboard, facebook.com, hootsuite.com, ht.ly, and stumbleupon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for greek food, greek village, greece food, greek food photos, and greek pasta.

Attractions in 2010

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


Gleek Retreat was truly a retreat… May 2010


About me August 2009


Tourlou Tava – Baked Veggies September 2009


Koulourakia (Butter cookies) August 2009


Greek Recipe Books August 2009

Have you ever been to a Twitter Party?

I participated in my very first Twitter party on Tuesday, May 25th. It was intense. I had been to many #Tweetea events. So, I thought I would be a natural. OMG was I ever wrong. First of all it was totally virtual. And there were tough questions that were asked about hot topics on blogging. Also, there were several giveaways that participates could win by tweeting a specific #hashtag.

I signed up first on the Savvy Blogging website. Then they followed me back on Twitter.  At the time of the event I followed along via Tweet Grid / Tweet Chat. I couldn’t decide which one I preferred. 200 Bloggers participated. 30 or more tweets would be posted in response to a question or give-away simultaneously at any time. Try following a conversation of that volume and tweeting at the same time! Yikes! I thought my laptop was going to explode!

But I started to have fun when some friends I had met at GleekRetreat, who were also participating, noticed me via the #SavvyBlogger hashtag and started having side tweets with me. Then the giggle fest started. I relaxed and it all became easier.

If you have the chance to participate in a Twitter party, do it. It’s an experience you won’t forget.

Gleek Retreat was truly a retreat…

I had so much fun I don’t know how or where to begin to tell you about this experience. Was it an informative conference? Yes. Did I meet a whole group of  kewl bloggers IRL that I would not have met otherwise? Yes. Was I inspired and motivated to give my little niche blog (the “shoemaker’s daughter” of all my other work in social media) more attention and TLC? Absolutely!

But the best part was the relaxation, the food, the drink, being surrounded by nature and how comfortable everyone felt just hanging out with one another…

The drive up and back with Courtney and Melissa? Hilarious…laughing ’till we cried.

Look for the convo on Twitter by following the hashtag #GleekRetreat and #GleekRetreat10. Here’s the conference info and here’s where we stayed. Thanks Stacey and JodiMichelle. I will proudly display the badge on my site and will be counting the days until next year.