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Sadly, WordPress apparently is not offering its Bloggers a Year in Review for 2016.

To me, this is yet another example of one of the little nice things in our lives that our online corporate administrators, like even YouTube, and Google or Amazon, who are increasingly changing on us, to the civilian detriment, while withdrawing the ease of use after getting us used to them! It is classic “bait and switch”.

It Sux and is not about the “statistics”. Nyet, it is about the creatively fun way that WordPress.com presented this yearly gift to us, lo these past years, since I began to blog in 2009.

If you know of another blog platform that has not thrown the “baby out with the bathwater” and still is fun, please let me know because maybe it is time to take my writing “business” elsewhere it is still appreciated and FUN. Here is what a beautiful job they did last year. Attempts to contact “Support” directly only lead to frustration – and we have enough of that on a daily basis not to want to pursue it – what they must count upon.

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Click this link please and then leave a comment!

https://achilliad.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/

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2010 in review

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 Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 75 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 91 posts. There were 44 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was December 6th with 78 views. The most popular post that day was My Vinyl – The O’Jays.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, help.automattic.com, WordPress Dashboard, and translate.google.com.ua.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for farve penis, quicksand sinking, achilliad, old fashioned thermometer, and al goodman.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

My Vinyl – The O’Jays November 2010
5 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

2

Farve Penis? Tiger’s Wood? October 2010
2 comments

3

The Consoulers Uplift – Nashville Just Ain’t Country April 2010
2 comments

4

About Achilliad November 2009

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Volcanic Ashes to Ashes, Friends to Dust Too Soon April 2010
2 comments

**Thank U WordPress! JUST when I was thinking about giving up this waste of my time for no pay, you give me encouragement! lol I guess the skinny kid’s done good for a change, eh? Now I have to come up with some more stuff!  As for 2010 personally?  A wide range of emotions and events, from the FLOODS here… my newest true friend, Rodney Irvin suddenly dying at only 45 yrs old…getting suddenly terminated by citadel radio…meeting my true soulmate via overseas online site I posted a profile to…discovering Skype(!)…going on freakin’  food stamps for a while…doin’ the “man Friday” thing…finally publishing my first poetry book…holding eviction at-bay (for now at least)…litigating and end to a nightmare albatross (as soon as my advocate receives the receipt)…and words written…so MANY words…Thank you again for the stats and encouragement that I will try to live up to, humbly and with an eye towards coaching us all UP and not dumbing us further down.  Happy New Year! I pray, may I finally get some needed $$ in early 2011 so I can get my documents to go overseas to connect with my soon-to-be beautiful inside and out, “other half” and continue to create and increase awareness that clean water will be the next “oil crisis” unless we pay strict attention to insuring that it says that way.

June was an especially brutal month for me personally and for our national entertainment collective.  We lost the lovely Farrah Fawcett,  long-time Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon, annoying TV pitchman Billy Mays (now we know why he was so hyped all the time – LOL), actor David Carradine (under rather strange sexual circumstances), actor from my youth Gale Storm, and who doesn’t remember where they were when the news of Michael Jackson’s death came!  Earlier in 2009 we lost the brilliant and personable Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard.  I remember interviewing him at the Blue Note in New York City back in 1994; a real fun and cool guy!  June was also the beginning of the end of my cozy relationship with the girl from Eastern Europanima” for reasons I may never know which equaled no “closure”, and it seems more personal dominoes began to fall thereafter culminating in a total financial collapse of my old family (Mother), betrayal (younger sister) amongst my part-time suicidal thoughts and languishing in love’s limbo. Sounds almost like an episode of “Nip/Tuck” or the old knots Landing!

Within and against that backdrop was a spiritual revival and epiphany of sorts combined with people tithing to help me (see “the three mysterious boxes” blog earlier).  Needlesstosay, I am not sorry to see the double-oh-nine in the rear-view mirror, and have been so pre-occupied with retaining my sanity and intelligence that I didn’t realize until over the Christmas weekend that this is the end of  the decade of the “00s”  and beginning of the ‘teens” if you will.  It is cause for cautious optimism, I suppose.

I have written a letter to President Obama about some concerns I have.  It has been a while since I wrote to a President, having last done it as a youthful, idealistic boy – I think it was to President Johnson about Vietnam.  Just him being there has partially rekindled that utopian ember, meaning that I guess anything is possible if you hand in here long enough.  To those though, who would tell me that “money isn’t everything” – my answer is that so far as I can see…yes it IS!  From love to laughter and the ability to keep a roof over your head and a happy song in your heart it is!

I don’t make New Year resolutions, only goals that often fall short mainly because they depend too much upon the cooperation of other people. How about a New Year’s wish?  OK: I wish for a “system restore” be performed on my life.  I now know that the best choice in the short-term is to live days of our lives one episode at a time…ahh, even that is no consolation;”videotape at eleven”.

Pickhit: another overused meaningless phrase: “Hey you gotta do whatcha gotta do…” Usually said in response to a plea for honest advice.  Now there’s a plan! (sarcastic)

pickhit: Also two people I grew up respecting from the news and political area whose voices will and are already missed: “Uncle” Walter Cronkite of the original CBS Evening News, and Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy who overcame scandal and became the lion of the Legislators in Washington, D.C. – Maximum respect.

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