Monthly Archives: January 2011

ExposeYourBlog!: EYB! needs you and a contest

Some of you may remember that back in September we held a Forum Contest. Like I did last September, for the rest of January, I’ll be logging out of the forum and posing as a guest. If I spot you online you could win 25 credits each in Blogs Views, Banner Views, and Text Views. If you’re spotted and I see that you’ve posted in one of the threads or created a new thread, you’ll get an extra 25 credits. You have to be logged in so that I can see who you are.

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the beginning of February. Remember that you can always find out about any current contests in the forum under … ‘Contests’.

While you’re looking at the forum, remember that there is a post in the Administration Notes section “Two New Administrator Positions!”. Yes, we’re looking for volunteers to help with the day to day running of ExposeYourBlog!. Details are here.

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ExposeYourBlog!: Something I didn’t realise…

This is going to be a ‘mea maxima culpa’ post . I can be very slow sometimes. I’m really embarrassed to admit that having been given the role of Forum Administrator when EYB! started up I didn’t realize what the job involved. I thought I just had to keep an eye out for spammers and check that everyone is being nice to each other (not that we need worry about that with our members). I am greeting new members to the forums and wishing everyone Happy Birthday, of course.

I’ve just read an entry on the forum provider’s blog about being an administrator. I fall short of what makes a good administrator. I need to work a lot harder stimulating activity on the forum. I really need to get my thinking cap on. Please bear with me while I sort this out…

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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 helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,100 times in 2010. That’s about 10 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 182 posts.

The busiest day of the year was January 4th with 34 views. The most popular post that day was Rainbow toenails and hairy feet!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were exposeyourblog.com, blogexplosion.com, chandni.wordpress.com, WordPress Dashboard, and cmfads.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for rainbow toenails, hairy feet slippers, blogexplosion, hairy slippers, and angie and the perfect gentleman.

Attractions in 2010

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

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Rainbow toenails and hairy feet! May 2007
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2

BlogExplosion update January 2010
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3

About April 2007
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4

BlogExplosion: Problems logging in and surfing February 2010
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BlogExplosion: Approval waiting time down March 2010
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