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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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 98 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1194 posts. There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 37mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 22nd with 154 views. The most popular post that day was How Much Trash Do You Produce in a Day.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blogcatalog.com, corkreharvest.org, orangevol.wordpress.com, bestgreenblogs.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for what to do with old tv sets, why do people not recycle, non recyclable plastic, picking up trash, and mcdonalds trash.

Attractions in 2010

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


How Much Trash Do You Produce in a Day September 2008


Don’t ReUse a Priority Mail Box to Mail Anything! April 2008


Why Do People Refuse to Recycle? August 2007


How does landfill and litter affect our wildlife? January 2009
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Here’s What to Do with That Old Television Set March 2009


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Water Conservation 101

Here is a great link to conserving water. The article is written for college students, but the water conservation tips are relevant to all of us. Thanks to Jasmine Hall for sharing this link.

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Help Clean Up Flood Debris

This is a great opportunity to serve:

Shop with a clear conscience!
Flood Restoration is a gift to all –
both big and small.

Where: River Plantation Section VII
Of General George Patton Rd. off of Sawyer Brown Rd.
When: Saturday, December 18th 2010
Time: 9:30 – 1:30

As you know River Plantation was hit very hard by the May 2010 floods, and
although much has been restored there is still more left to do. So, please help
HRWA bring Christmas early to those who still live there.

Everything needed including coffee and hot coco will be provided
just please dress warm and RSVP so that we have enough supplies.

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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When I first started this blog, I was amazed learning about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Here is a new article from the Miami Herald about plans to start cleaning it up next year. Of course, we need to take stringent methods to avoid adding plastics to it.

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Cereal Bag Liners (Who Needs Them; You Do)

Thanks to Cool People Care for sharing this link about what to do with cereal bag liners. I try to reuse everything I can.

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Holiday Ideas for the Green Geeks (and others)

Here is a link to green gifts for the holidays. I’ve bookmarked a couple of the links for clothes that are made from excess materials. These are great ideas. Thanks to Jennifer Lynch for providing these.

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Flood Debris Clean Up

Thanks to the Harpeth River Watershed Association and Metro Public Works who together cleaned up over 10 tons of flood debris from the common area of Boone Trace subdivision.

The debris floated to the area last May. Some came from the flooded homes in the neighborhood; some debris traveled from far away.

We carted off tires, fencing, decking, railroad ties, trash cans, basketball goals, a gas grill, a computer monitor, cases of soda and beer, even someone’s bagged recyclables.

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