Year End Melange

12.31.06 | Comment?

Well, 2006 is gone. History. It went by in a flash for me.

Instead of doing a lame year in review post, I decided I’d simply do a little stream of conscious writing on this last day of 2006. I’ve been keeping stats on this blog since August 9, and as of yesterday, over 100,000 visits have been recorded. I don’t know who all of you are who read this, but I guess there’s something entertaining or you wouldn’t come back for more…Thanks for dropping by and reading. Hope you’ll continue to do so in 2007.

Which leads me to question, what exactly have you all been reading? Here are the top 10 resources accessed:

  1. Blog Homepage
  2. Feeds – RSS/Atom
  3. Smart clothes, geek chic
  4. Diet Coke + Mentos = Fresh, Fat Free Fun!
  5. Investment Advice: Short Comcast
  6. Horse Play
  7. Birthday Blues
  8. Now that’s a TV
  9. Stub Mania – A Weird Collection
  10. Monday Pot Pourri – Redux

These are somewhat biased toward older entries, but I have to say I was surprised that not one Ohio State Football, Innovation, Energy, Business, or Commentary entry made it into the top 10 entries. Just goes to show you that the silly stuff is sometimes the best (most of the top entries fit that bill.) Another way to look at this is how the categories shook out, here are the top 5 categories:

  1. Ohio State Football
  2. Music
  3. Innovation
  4. Sun
  5. Commentary

The category ranking makes a bit more sense, you can see in the right column all of the categories with the number of entries per category. If there was one surprise to me in this list, it was that Music was #2 with a grand total of 3 entries. I’ll take that as a clue and will endeavor to write a little more content on the subject of music going forward.

Many readers made it here after performing a search of some sort. A while ago, I did an entry on the top 10 silly search terms I’ve seen in the logs. The following list is simply a straight-up top 10 listing of search terms recorded:

  1. pet rock
  2. bed bug
  3. Montara Ventures
  4. Mike Harding blog
  5. Ohio State Football
  6. award scam Tom Reynolds
  7. weird collections
  8. Peabody ducks
  9. smart hat
  10. Mentos

Since I’ve cataloged many images on the site, pet rock and bed bug are unsurprising because they’re images (and also parts of entries.) None of the other terms are particularly surprising.

In this year of transition, writing a blog has provided an outlet for – I don’t know exactly what, but an outlet. Of the 246 entries, here are my favorites for the year in no particular order:

Well, once again, thanks for dropping by and reading this content. If you like it, come back and bring a friend. If you don’t, I’m sure there’s a place out there that has content you will like, search on. Expect more entries in the energy vein in 2007, more silly stuff, more music stuff, and of course, things that I can’t help but comment about. Happy New Year!

8 days until OSU plays for the national championship
Ohio State’s 2006 record: 12-0 Next up: Florida 1/8/2007
Tune: Trouble in Mind (Typewriter Song) by Janis Joplin
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