Tag: Blogging

Blog Overhaul

Over the last week I’ve been working on cleaning up my online content.  I run several websites, several blogs, several Facebook pages, several Twitter accounts, etc.  I decided to convert my blog (this blog) into a main site about me and all of my projects.  It wasn’t much of a leap.  This has been my blog for a very long time so I have posts about all facets of my life going back years.  I created pages to talk about the free software I have written and the entrepreneurial efforts I’ve been a part of.  I’m not sure that anyone cares other than me but for now I’m happy because I finally have a site to tie it all together.


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 This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,900 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 937 posts.

The busiest day of the year was June 21st with 65 views. The most popular post that day was Kia Rondo – A Mini MiniVan.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were smalltalknews.blogspot.com, goodstart.com, news.squeak.org, mail.yahoo.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for kia rondo, kia rondo interior, kia rondo 2010, kia rondo 2009, and dk bikes.

Attractions in 2010

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


Kia Rondo – A Mini MiniVan May 2009


The Bat to Gmail May 2009


Squeak vs. Pharo December 2009
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Crestor And Knee Pain August 2008


Investment Banking Tombstone Software January 2010

Blog Consolidation

I had too many blogs. Now I have consolidated them down to 2 wordpress blogs. I have this blog which is the consolidation of (my personal blog, my Smallalk news blog and my entertainment blog). I still have my colic business blog (which I haven’t posted to in a while). Hopefully this consolidation will make my life easier. It does have 1 obvious advantage. Now I can blog in 1 place only and backup 1 place only for everything other than my colic business.

I hope this consolidation doesn’t confuse anyone too much. Please keep coming back and reading!

Long Time No Post

Wow, it has been a very long time since I posted last. Things have happened but I just haven’t had time to post anything. Here are some of the things that have happened since my last post:

-I went on a business trip for my company to a customer site in Paris, France
-We recently celebrated Father’s day
-My younger son had his 5th birthday
-I’ve been working like mad
-I am considering taking on a new business idea with a couple partners (they had the idea)
-Our deck was finally washed and re-stained
-My computer monitor broke and I got a new one (bigger and better)

I will do my best to post about each of these things over the next day or two. Sorry I’ve been so bad lately about posting.

Blog Reader

I got a comment on my blog yesterday from someone who had questions about the sit/stand desk that I had purchased a while back. This was the main reason I blogged about it. When I went looking for testimonials before buying my desk I only found 1 guy with a blog who already had one. I emailed him and asked him some questions about it. Then I bought it and blogged about it so someone might find me and … ta da someone did. I gave a good endorsement of the sit/stand desk.

Happy New Year!

This has been a very good year for me and my family so I want to close it out with a list of some things I am thankful for:

  • Family
  • Great Friends
  • Health
  • The boys survived being 5 & 4 yrs old (wasn’t sure they would)
  • I have a great job
  • We have a wonderful, and safe house to live in

Odds are if you are reading this blog you are either family or friend. Thank you for helping make 2007 a great year for us!

I hope you also had a great year and wish you the best for 2008.

Happy New Year!

Blogger messed up

Blogger is messed up today. When I try to post it won’t let me click in the title field of the posting page. So, I have to tab around until I get to that field (you can see the cursor in the field when you get there). The bad news is that if you tab past it, you can’t get back (not sure why).

Get on that blogger support team!