Athenapallas's Blog

January 2, 2011

2010 YEAR IN BLOGGING FOR ATHENAPALLAS

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:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow which means healthy blog we think you did great!

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 25 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 92 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 35mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 13th with 59 views. The most popular post that day was Warrior Goddess ready to do battle.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were healthfitnesstherapy.com, ahhserenity.wordpress.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, mail.live.com, and hitztvshows.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for spider web, spider’s web, spiders web, giant spider web, and erecthion.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Warrior Goddess ready to do battle April 2010
6 comments

2

WHY I NEVER DESTROY A SPIDER’S WEB June 2010
1 comment

3

Modern Hermes or How Twitter saved Australian Literature April 2010
11 comments

4

HOW ATHENA CAME TO ASK A QUESTION ON NATIONAL TV June 2010
6 comments

5

Melting Aphrodite, Eros and Growing Old Disgracefully. September 2010
2 comments

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April 14, 2010

WHEN WATER IS YOUR ONLY FRIEND

Filed under: Athena's musings — athenapallas @ 12:13 am
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I was back  swimming at Bronte,  my helmet, aegis and spear

safely stashed away and there was no sign of the Adonis

who had hovered so beautifully before me the last time I was here.

An ageing Adonis so thin he looked like a giant stick insect

slowly descended the steps into the pool,

his eyes masked with tiny round black glasses.

He fell thankfully into the water and looked back at two near naked shapely nymphs who were behind him squealing about the cold.

‘It’s wonderful,’ he said in a shaky voice. And so was he.

For I saw him as he used to be. Champion runner,  mighty oracle, someone whose opinion was once sought.

Now the water is his only friend, and as he stood in the sun before he submerged himself 

I had a glimpse of the god he once was.

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