I started this blog in July 2010 to make a different contribution to the Jamaican blogging landscape. I wanted to create a blog to discuss interesting events, entertainment and social issues that were outside the exhausted mainstream of our print, television or even online media. This venture has been more successful than I could have imagined. I have gotten several thousand visits from all over the world, many retweets and thoughtful comments.
WordPress‘ excellent end of year analytical email contained a Blog-Health-o-Meter™ which rated my blog health as ‘Wow.’ Not sure how they came up with that, but I’ll take it!
The Big 5 of 2010
These are the posts that got the most views in 2010. A good mix of social commentary and coverage of important events.
There’s Something About Glenn Beck August 2010
Glenn Beck’s attempt to claim the mantle of Martin Luther King made me angry. And I was even more incensed by the lack of appropriate response from civil rights organizations and leaders interested in minority issues.
The One Where the Blipsterfarian Goes to the #Jptweetup September 2010
The Jamaica Pegasus’ engagement of social media is not simply a big deal for those interested in social media. It is significant watershed in the ways that Jamaican businesses do business.
The #Haiti Aid Effort: Five Unasked Questions November 2010
I have a special interest in Haiti. All Caribbean people should. It is the first truly free republic in the new world. The way in which the international community is managing the reconstruction of the country makes one wonder who is it being reconstructed for and why.
Flashback & Flashforward: On Burma November 2010
Certain international issues seem to recur. The interminable transition to democracy in Burma is one of those issues.
‘Better Mus Come’ Will Be Huge September 2010
So happy Jamaicans are making movies of social and political import again.
By the Numbers
In 2010, there were 38 new posts and 41 pictures uploaded. That’s about 3 pictures per month. The busiest day of the year was August 31st with 70 views. The most popular post that day was There’s Something About Glenn Beck. There are a few hundred hits every week and the aggregate number of hits is just under 3000.
The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter, Stumble Upon, facebook, YardEdge and Barbados Free Press. Many thanks to those who retweet and share my thoughts! Visitors came searching for passa passa, Betty Ann Blaine, and the Jolly Boys.
I called this part 1 of my review. In part 2, I will list the events I wanted to cover, or wrote about but due to my obsessive nature did not post.