January 2, 2011

2010 in review

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:47 pm by Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Like the Witch of the West, WordPress.com has helper monkeys who mulled over how my blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of “Rev. Thomas Perchlik’s Weblog’s” overall health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

However, they give me no clear and obvious information about what is better than “awesome,” or what label they would have given me if my blog was sick.  Looking about briefly I find several WordPress blogs that were rated “Wow.”   According to the “crunchy numbers” the monkeys give me, blog health seems to be based on number of visitors, number of archived posts and the weight of heavy traffic days:

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 1,800 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 45 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 35kb.

The busiest day of the year was April 5th with 38 views. The most popular post that day was Ethnic UUs.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were uuchurchmuncie.org, discoveruu.com, uupdates.net, facebook.com, and uuworld.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for thomas perchlik, rev. thomas perchlik, theodore parker, “joel monka”, and “thomas perchlik”.


I rode in an airplane more than four times this year.  So the comparison does not impress me much, and it does not tell me much.

The abstract “painting” one monkey put together is nice, but what does it mean?  What is blue, green or yellow?

Last year I know I blogged at least four times as often.  I wonder if I would have gotten a “Wow” rating in 2009?

The links to my blog have no surprises, except for the name Joel Monka.  After a brief look he seems to be an active UU blogger, but why did a search for him lead to my blog? When I get incoming links to my blog I usually check them out because it is interesting to see who and why people link to my words.  I don’t remember seeing Joel’s blog before.

I have always liked the stats on WordPress.  I like a lot of things about WordPress blogging.  I am glad that the monkeys summarized some of my stats for me.

Finally they end with my most visited posts for the year.  This year I will need to write more so that “About” is not on the top five.

Attractions in 2010

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


Ethnic UUs April 2010


President Obama, Theodore Parker, M. L. King Jr. and God September 2010


Jesus with a Gun February 2010


Faith Formation February 2010


About January 2008
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