2010 in review

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Where I’m at: Arlington (t-minus 40 days until Brazzaville)

What I’m doing: trying to nurse my still lovely wife back to help (I hope cinnamon-0range rolls are an appropriate substitute for antibiotics…cuz that’s what she’s getting)

Why I’m posting: thanks for a successful first blawg year!


Well, 2010 is but a distant memory at this point. It was an interesting year, as usual, which I suppose is the most any of us can hope for. But rather than recounting it all here (and thus removing the incentive to parse through my old posts!), I’m just going to share the automated WordPress update I was just sent. What a successful blog year, despite the fact that the American Bar Association didn’t recognize Blah Blah Blawg as one of its Top 100 Blawgs of 2010. I feel gipped, but I suppose they favored blawgs with heavier…well…law content. Picky picky.

Anyway, thanks for an exciting first year that saw us move 3 times, take and pass some big tests, and start planning our new life in Congo-Brazzaville. Preview for 2011: moving to B-ville, getting malaria, pictures of market places, house staff?!, golfing the Congo, and hopefully a visitor or two!


Who said it: T.S. Eliot

Why it’s relevant: ringing in the New Year with a poet that inspires this one

The quote: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”


The 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 This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

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 2,900 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 55 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 130 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 231mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 28th with 71 views. The most popular post that day was About this blog and author.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for “foreign service”, blah blah blawg, blahblahblawg, evening sky, and blah blah blog demark.

Attractions in 2010

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


About this blog and author January 2010


Holy Copyright Infringement, Batman! February 2010


Guess who’s a lawyer? April 2010


Il y a longtemps… (A long time ago) September 2010


Nov-Dec 2010, annotated December 2010

  1. It is time for the Weekly State Department Blog Round Up and you are on it!

    It is found here:

    If you would like the links to your site removed (or corrections are needed) please contact me. Thanks!

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