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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.



WORDPRESS! Stop Screwing with A Good Thing!

Every time I fall into a blogging vacation, WordPress changes something when I come back.

THIS is what I want to see!

I don’t know about you but I HATE that they took away the TAG tab on freshly Pressed.  It’s now located in READER and is so freakin’ cumbersome to use.

Previously you would just click on a topic and get a collage of blogs, easy to read, easy to click on and easy to see many different posts at the same time.  The featured posts were bigger on top and it was totally user-friendly.

Now Dear WordPress, When you click on a tag or a topic you are brought to an annoying and completely awkward, inconvenient list of blogs where you must

And this!

scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll down to find something of interest.  What happened to the pictures?  I don’t want this list!

Many other bloggers and readers don’t like this new, unmanageable system as I was reading in your forums last night.  AND for that matter, no one has given a viable answer to the problem because they don’t understand the problem?  I’m not sure.

The problem is that it doesn’t exist anymore!  It’s not the browser.  It’s not the

This too!

cache or cookies.  It’s none of that.

To tell you the truth, I read a lot less on WP since the change.  I can’t seem to find anything and whatever I find takes way too long to locate.

So please do your loyal patrons a favor…  bring back the GOOD!  Throw away the bad!

I beg of you WORDPRESS.  Listen to us.  Bring back what you see in these photos!!!!!!

Bring it back!

I want my tabs back!  Pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssseeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pales in comparison!

© 2012 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.

2010 in Review: Has It Been A Year Already?

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

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2010. That’s about 31 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 169 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 530 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 158mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was January 3rd with 208 views. The most popular post that day was Losing The Ones You Love.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, WordPress Dashboard, en.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, and en.search.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for scungilli salad, stiff stuff hairspray, paris, culturechoc2010, and scungilli.

Attractions in 2010

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


Losing The Ones You Love January 2010


Behind The Blog January 2010


Shoe Shock April 2010


STIFF STUFF: An Adventure In Hair April 2010


Shake It Like A Polaroid April 2010
1 comment


I am so aggravated and thoroughly disgusted this evening.  It’s 1:09 am and I have been tirelessly researching information for my blog while I type away about what’s hot for FALL.

Thumbs DOWN WordPress

After 4 hours my blog is almost done with breaks from time to time.  I hit save draft and at the same time I see ALERT:  You are not logged in.  Please login to save your draft.  Or something like that….

Needless to say I LOST hours of work and have no idea where to start over.  I couldn’t even retrieve it from HISTORY.  If I only saw the alert before I pressed SAVE!

What the hell happened to the auto save feature?  Was it on a break?  Perhaps in the restroom?  Maybe out sick?  @#*!!!!!XXXX^%!@*#!

What The ________!  You fill in the blank – I already did.

© 2010 J. H-M and CultureChoc2010.