A little more than a year ago Robin asked “Christine why don’t you have a blog?” Simultaneously a list of concurrent personal and work related things occurred: WordPress free with web space purchase, a need to learn about blogging for work and to be a faster more proficient writer, top all that off with doing round two on Yahoo Personals and all the ridiculous stories there for blog fodder and you get PocketCT ready to happen.
The intention for this blog was like a little seed that said “Zinnia” on the packet but when planted turned out to be a whole garden of fun. So many surprises, that I did it for a whole year and still want to do another, that people read what ever shoots my fancy to write, that an online life feels really nice and removes so many barriers that local life has, that the blog has been a catalyst to meet (or try to meet) a few really neat people. A garden of surprises indeed.
So now since I am a math head I would like to share the statistical summary of PocketCT for the first year of blogging. There were 110 posts and 215 comments. Thankfully Akismet stopped 4697 spam comments from my sight. For every real comment that I am ecstatic to get there are 21.85 comments about pharmaceutical intimacy enhancers, hot asian teens and get rich quick schemes. The most popular day to visit is Tuesday and mornings are busier that other times. The blog’s home page got 32,265 page views for the year or 88 loads a day. How on earth did that happen?
The most popular search terms that landed people here are:
1. christine texiera
2. computers internet blog
3. penis tattoo
4. personal portfolio website
5. teen boy
6. sun tattoo
7. real voice mail
8. nina pinta santa maria
9. 12 chicken nuggets
10. national joe day
I can’t decide which is more surprising to me #2 or #3
There is the recap. Now what shall we do with PocketCT Year 2? Maybe I have a seed packet that says “Garden of Surprises” and that will turn into an entire world of colorful fun.
Update on 2008 Calendar
I have gotten questions about the calendar. This may help
This is a color 10×8 12 month calendar with artwork, special holidays, lovely ideas for how to celebrate monthly themes. The artwork may contain nudity. The suggestions may have questionable legality or cause small chaos in your life. I refuse responsibility fiduciary or otherwise from acting on them in any way.
I am planning to print as many as are wanted and give them away. This includes shipping so long as it won’t put me in the poorhouse. If it starts putting me in the poorhouse I am going to email pdfs of the calendar for your own printing and distribution. I will also do this for foreign addresses.
You may give the calendar to anyone you like but you may not sell it. You may trade it for favors but only of ones that are specifically related to healthy hedonism. I will leave up to you what you deem to be healthy hedonism.
I plan to print first run and ship on Monday the 31st
It makes me happy to have calendar requests. I have eleven so far.