2010 in Review: 80,000 hits makes Roopa a total polar bear.

Dear Readers,

The start of the year is a perfect time for reflection and strategic planning.  The good folks over at WordPress put together a year end assessment of my blog, and since we’re in this together, I figure I’d share the sum up with you. First, here’s one of the ways I kicked off the year.  January 1, 2011, it’s a sunny winter day at Coney Island, my feet were still sore from the gray boots I cut up the dance floor with, and I’ve only slept a couple hours, but I did it anyway.  In this shot, I’d just swam in the Atlantic Ocean with hundreds of others, which makes me a proud Polar Bear, representing lovely for the ladies in those freezing waters.

The political poet masquerading as a total polar bear. (Photo by Sarah Partridge)

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

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 80,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 107 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 279 posts. There were 125 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 87mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 21st with 1,824 views. The most popular post that day was love poems by roopstar.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com,, en.wordpress.com, search.conduit.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for love, love pictures, gabourey sidibe, music, and music notes.

Attractions in 2010

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


love poems by roopstar November 2009
7 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


film review: precious (by a survivor and for all my survivors) November 2009
1 comment


Gay Rappers: (so) What if Guru is gay? March 2010


what do kosovo and dead prez have in common? February 2008
1 comment


domestic/violence: why we care about chris brown and rihanna February 2009

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