Proud Lavagal Blogger Alert! 2010 in review

The day after I decide to commit to a blog entry a day for 2011 as part of the postaday2011 challenge at WordPress, they sent me this email rich with data that encourages me even more! What can I say? Yay me! And YAY YOU if you read my blog. I think it goes well with morning caffeine, a quick break from work, or for someone searching for something real and true in the virtual landscape.

Here ya go, and once again, mahalo for your visits! By the way, feedback craved and most welcome!

The stats helper monkeys at 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 Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2010. That’s about 20 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 124 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 148 posts. There were 24 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was June 3rd with 141 views. The most popular post that day was From the lifeboat.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lavagal, kolekole pass, kole kole pass, size 10, and paula bender blog.

Attractions in 2010

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


From the lifeboat June 2010


About November 2008


Attention Hawaii Safeway Shoppers June 2010


The best restaurant in East Oahu November 2009
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Honolulu Century Ride misses its mission September 2010
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By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.

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  1. I like your idea of blogging at least once a day.

    I started my blog with that in mind… and from the very first day over 30 months ago I’ve never missed a day posting.

    There are things you can do to help you on days when it’s hard to find something to blog about…

    Here are somethings I do:

    1. Blog about what someone else has written… just the other side or my view of things.

    2. I find an interesting youtube clip and just post that.

    3. If I go on vacation… I write “Shorts” posts in advance and then have them set to be posted while I’m gone.

    4. I used to try and post via email from my phone… but failed miserably at that… (my phone and not wordpresses fault)

    Any rate I believe that the reason I get the traffic I do… is because folks know my blog changes at least once a day no matter what.

    Happy New Year Paula and here is 2011!

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