2010 in review

It’s a new year and it’s about time I updated my “About” tab – times change and so do we.  Check out the About tab at the top left of the page (right next to Home).

And now a word from WordPress on this blog, probably of special interest to the statisticians and trivialists out there (yeah, I know, as if I’m not one of them…!).

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 Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 30 posts. There were 11 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was June 9th with 42 views. The most popular post that day was yes, I am a tourist.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, queenslandpoetryfestival.info, middleeuropeanmelancholy.wordpress.com, slamup.blogspot.com, and vic.ipaa.org.au.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for puri beach, slogans on tourism in india, andy jackson poet, red light area in hyderabad, and not gay.

Attractions in 2010

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


yes, I am a tourist February 2009


new india tourism slogans February 2009


a city is not a city February 2009


Sikkim/Imsikk February 2009


About November 2008

the future is somewhere

2010 is not the end of the world, nor is 2012.  Though I have no idea what it will entail for any of us, let alone me.  What I do know is that I’ve been offered two splendid residencies – one at Rosebank Retreat just near Macedon (an hour north of Melbourne) – http://www.http://vwc.org.au/services/rosebank-retreat – and the other at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre in the Perth Hills (see the blogroll for link).  Looking forward to both, and hoping that any pesky hurdles don’t suddenly lunge in between me and them.

So, this is just a tiny update.  I’ve added a few useful links at the bottom right blogroll (he says, wincing at the name…) – I’d recommend checking Adam Ford’s blog each week for answers to the question “Why do you write poetry?”.