Monday, July 07, 2014

Tenth anniversary of the blog

Wordle made from text of this year's posts.

Ten years ago today, I wrote my first post for this blog.  In those ten years I have written 1150 posts, to which visitors have contributed 3200 comments.

There have been more than 200,000 visits to the blog over that time. The most visited day was 10 March this year, the most visited month was March of 2012 (when I was blogging through the Stations of the Cross).

Half my visitors arrive from ISPs in the US or Canada, but regular visitors arrive from France, the Phillipines, Zimbabwe and The Holy See.  The RevGalBlogPals, Ignatian Spirituality's Dot Magis,  and Robin's Beautiful and Terrible send me many visitors.

First post:  Podkayne's downfall

Most popular posts:
Verbing weirds language (why, I haven't the foggiest notion)
What happened to sugar cube replicas of the Forum?  (The tale of The Boy's Latin project, referenced on a list read by many Latin teachers)
Is it OK to plagiarize a homily? Discuss.  (No, of course it isn't...but people google it all the time)
Can you microwave duct tape?  (Lots of people want to know, but the post doesn't answer the question -- which must frustrate visitors)
Matins (about praying late at night and Hurricane Sandy's aftermath)
Column: Before all else give thanks  (with a bit of wisdom from my friend Wayne in the comments)
Tantum Quantum (Ignatian indifference meets reality on a snow day)

Thank you to all who visit, read, link, and share their own wisdom in the comments.  Thank you for helping me find my voice as a writer.  Thank you for walking the roads with me, through laundry and sleepless nights.  Through the Spiritual Exercises and back out again.  And I'm grateful for all those I have met, virtually and in real life, through the blog.  You have enriched my life in so many ways. 


  1. Congrats. Glad to have been part of this journey.