Bloggy Rambles

Every year WordPress sends out an annual report. Here are some stats for me in 2011.

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 81 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 765 posts. There were 131 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 222mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 24th with 260 views. The most popular post that day was Disney World: Advice for First-Timers.

You may also be interested to know my most-visited posts of the past year.

Interestingly, only three of those were actually written in 2011! The most frequently googled phrases that led people to my site include “book purse,” “spica cast” and “strawberry peach crumble.” Apparently, if I want more readers, we should have more family injuries and I should spend more time creating recipes. :)

Mostly this tiny corner of cyberspace is where I dump my thoughts, where I process what I’m learning about God and myself through life and books. Entertaining at times, but more often cathartic for me. Yet I want it to also be a useful site — and I don’t mean just about Disney or desserts, but one that challenges you to grow deeper in love with our Creator. I want to offer something helpful for you in your journey toward knowing God. Hopefully, in spite of what the stats say, I have done that. At least a little.

So, this morning as I re-evaluated my intentions for this site, I spent far too much time browsing new web templates. After three years of looking the same, it’s feeling a little tired. I also noticed that I have employed nearly 150 different labels. Something needs to be done about that. I’ve got that familiar itch for a site overhaul.  Something that reflects my theme of seeking the Lord and His presence in the dailies (Psalm 105:4).

If any of you are into web design or know someone who can do it on the cheap, I’m listening!

Thus ends my bloggy rambles for the day.

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