If you have to ask the internet

The other day someone found my blog by searching with these words “Shall I have a fifth baby”

I can see why one would ask for advice, since people question your judgment if you have more than three kids.

So, I’d just like to take a moment to say,

“Yes, you definitely should.”

I mean, if you have to ask the internet, then you know you want one.

Plus, it’s obviously what all the cool people do.

So, I wasn’t going to post about this because it seems a little overblown, but I like stats so I’ll share. WordPress sent me a summary of “my year in blogging”. This must be a new thing because I didn’t get it last year. I found the whole thing amusing. Especially the part about how I blogged 50 times (laughable) and how my “popular” posts are from years prior. Also, notice the top words that refer people.

Here it is:

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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 50 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 244 posts. There were 141 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 206mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 26th with 192 views. The most popular post that day was A strange new world.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were blogger.com, andrew-alaina.blogspot.com, raindropsandbutterflies.blogspot.com, shmuffinbaby.blogspot.com, and sethswifeforlife.blogspot.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for is sugar flammable, how to dress like a french man, sugar flammable, how to dress like a frenchman, and how to dress french man.

Attractions in 2010

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


A strange new world February 2010


Wow, who knew sugar was so flammable? August 2009


How to dress like a frenchman January 2009
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I need to have some fun! Name my baby. Or pretend you are. January 2008


Who? September 2007

In summary: I need to blog more about dressing frenchmen and flaming sugarballs and I should be good.



Filed under Apparently I have no shame, Oversharing, This is going to be really funny one day

7 responses to “If you have to ask the internet

  1. Alyssa

    That’s hilarious. I love the searches that brought people to your site, flammable sugar, lol. I also love the fact that my blog showed up as one of the top referring sites. What can I say… I like your blog!

  2. I meant to tell you congratulations… you’re going to be a mega-mom!

    • Rachel

      I know. I told someone once that I wasn’t sure if I could justify a warehouse club membership when I only had 3 kids. With 5, though, I’m thinking I could go in with a clear conscience. 🙂

  3. Jen

    I only wish people googled Frenchmen and flaming sugar to get to my site. Let me just say, the world is full of some really sick people and they somehow find me through google.

    Also? 15 747’s seem like a lot. I really like that analogy.

    • Rachel

      Sorry, that made me laugh. I’ve had a few of those things, but surprisingly not many. But I’m not a real blogger because I don’t have a troll. And I’m fine with that.

      It seems like a lot, but, when you know half of them are your relatives, it’s less impressive. 🙂

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