2010 blog 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 on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

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 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 20 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 16 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 8th with 85 views. The most popular post that day was Maybe the so called dinosaurs (desktop vendors) of the industry aren’t so long in the tooth after all….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, linkedin.com, accmanpro.com, bnet.com, and lmodules.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for stuart lynn, stuart lynn blog, airprint compatible printers, airprint, and sage ebis-xml invoice.

Attractions in 2010

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


Maybe the so called dinosaurs (desktop vendors) of the industry aren’t so long in the tooth after all… October 2010


When the industry is crying out for standards, why reinvent the wheel? October 2010


My beloved iPad will never replace my beloved Laptop November 2010


Softworld change or die… ?? October 2010


The world is changing and the web is changing too! October 2010
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Spam, Ham and Yummy Pie…

Like many other sites I receive my fair amount of Spam comments left on my blog…

However, because I use WordPress, I’m protected by the Akismet spam filter, and having a poke around over lunch today I find out there is more to spam than meets the eye, in fact there is spam and ham. The definition goes like this…

Spam most people know as the unwanted commercial comments on their blog, its counterpart we call ham to indicate legitimate comments. On the Akismet mistakes side, missed spam is pretty self-explanatory, but a false positive is what it’s called when we incorrectly identify a legitimate comment as spam. (Which hopefully happens exceedingly rarely.) 

Whilst that is pretty self-explanatory, and they also show you a “yummy pie” which is a pie chart showing the proportion of ham vs. spam.

So there you go, Spammers you’re wasting your time here…. Be off with you!

Instant Blogging with WordPress

I’m still very much a novice when it comes to blogging… I started a blog last year using Blogger but I didn’t really get very far… amongst other things the tool itself wasn’t fantastic.

A few weeks back I switched to WordPress… and I have to say I’ve been very impressed, very easy to setup, easy to use, and a host of stats and plugins… and this piece I really like…

Right now I’m sitting on my iPad typing this post as an email, and all I have to do is send it to a secret WordPress email account and it’s posted voilà

I know I could log in through the browser, but another limitation of the iPad is that is doesn’t fully support scroll bars on web pages, so if your message is longer than four or five lines you can’t edit, whereas I can with email.

Haven’t quite worked out how to tag email posts, buy that’s probably because I haven’t looked yet…

Note to self.. Don’t use business email as it adds automatic email footer…