2010 in review

When I started this blog I had no idea what direction it would take.  I only knew that I needed to have one to move forward in the crafting industry.  I had been putting it off for quite a while.  Unity Stamp Company, one of the companies I worked with required its Design Team to post weekly projects.  So they were the tipping point of my indecisiveness.  For that I thank them.  My first year with them was really great and the second was okay and then we parted ways but I kept on blogging.  I actually began to enjoy what I was doing and not caring if anyone actually read my blog but blogging for me.  This morning when I started to write my post the WordPress Helper Monkey greeted me.  I thought it was really interesting so I wanted to share it with any of you who actually read my blog and not look simply at the pictures.  The stats might not be spectacular compared to some but for me I am amazed as I never thought anyone really read what I posted.  So below is my year in review.  Enjoy, I know I did.

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 average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 68 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 277 posts. There were 127 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 239mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 31st with 381 views. The most popular post that day was Road trippin’.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were splitcoaststampers.com, alphainventions.com, faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com, blogsurfer.us, and eileenhull.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for making cards, color combinations, mosaic table, niki meiners, and julia child butter quote.

Attractions in 2010

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


Road trippin’ March 2010


Sizzix Blog Hop – Eileen Hull Tea Cup April 2010


Baby Shower Favors – seventh Sizzix ScoreBoards Blog Hop January 2010


Color Combinations March 2009


“With enough butter, anything is good.” Julia Child July 2008

About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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