my 2012 blog review

48,000 views of my blog in 2012 – not bad going really, I think!

What IS bad however, is it was this fateful post from 2010 that brought about my busiest day…and why was that? Because there was a TV segment about bloody mantyhose back in March, and people were Googling it! More than 400 people landed on my blog that day due to that!

Sometimes I despair!  But in the meantime, thanks for sticking with me.

My blog in numbers for 2012
My blog in numbers for 2012

thought I’d share my wordpress 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

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 243 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 250 posts. There were 196 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 34mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 8th with 133 views. The most popular post that day was mega buzz.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for 2012 mascots, people walking on the street, pretty stars, olympic 2012 mascot, and mood.

Attractions in 2010

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


mega buzz October 2010


as i was saying September 2010


wenlock and mandeville May 2010


conversations with my daughter March 2010


all around me are familiar faces… June 2010

bits and pieces

Where have all the people gone?

I find that I don’t blog when I have the most things going around in my head – but then I wonder whether I have too much going around in my head because I’m not getting it out by blogging about it!

Some of the stuff in my head is SO boring and humdrum – and that’s probably why I chose the title for my blog…my life is essentially just about as ‘normal’ and unexciting as you can get.  But I have a strong urge to catalogue it.  I always have.  I have diaries at home going back to when I was 14, which I still read occasionally as I love that moment when I read a sentence and can literally feel the emotion that I had when I wrote it.  I have been a compulsive diarist/blogger since then.

The times in my life when I have felt most calm are the ones where I have written down my thoughts and feelings, and this was the reason for starting this particular blog – I had loads in my head and I couldn’t get it out and feel that I had dealt with it or confronted it.  once it’s out there in the open (even if there are no witnesses) I have admitted its existence, and then I have to do something about it, or get over it.

Anyway – this has become an entry about blogging, which wasn’t really my intention, but that I obviously needed to do!

I took the picture this morning on my way into work.  You would not believe that this was a Victoria Line train at 8.30am.  It almost felt like some kind of post-terror-threat journey.  There were just a few people in every carriage.  It was unnerving.  There were 2 women the other side of me, making 8 of us in the entire carriage.  Everyone kept looking at each other, a little unsure of themselves.  When we pulled up at the next station, I swear some people didn’t get on purely because they were convinced there must be something wrong with the train!

I also have an “And finally…” courtesy of my daughter this morning.

TG:  There are 26 sheep in a field and one dies. How many are left?

Me: 25

TG:  Nope. 19.

Me:  What? Don’t be silly.

TG:  YOU are the silly one.  *I* said ‘twenty sick sheep’.  Duh!

Me:  Go to school.

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