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2010 in review

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The stats helper monkeys at 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 Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 26 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 85 posts. There were 297 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 35mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 30th with 91 views. The most popular post that day was Haiti.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for holga photography, owyhee nevada, thies senegal, jessica lifland, and bar scene photos.

Attractions in 2010

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


Haiti June 2010


National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko 2010 January 2010


About Me July 2008


Haiti: six months later: Adopting Watson July 2010


Cowboy Poet Rodney Nelson at the Sims Creek Ranch, North Dakota May 2010

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January 7, 2011 at 7:12 am

Mr. Bitter in Pet the Bunny

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October 16, 2009 at 1:27 pm

The New York Times Article on the Blogher Conference

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The article in the New York Times on Blogher ran this past Sunday, July 27, 2008: “Blogging’s Glass Ceiling”

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Written by Jessica Brandi Lifland

July 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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Thoughts from the Newbie Blogger on Blogging and the Blogher conference

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I am not sure what my voice on this blog is going to be. Will it be personal? Will it be associated with Photonite and the Bay Area photojournalism community? Will it be another marketing tool for my freelance career. Will it be I…I…I? Will I pontificate – assuming no one is listening anyway so it is okay? Can it be a combination?

The following is taken from an email I wrote someone after the Blogher 08 conference:

How do you remember so many people? I take notes in my notepad – ANYTHING to jog my visual memory (ie red sweater looks like my Aunt Susan etc) so I hope I can jog yours…(I was the geek carrying all those heavy cameras.)

I checked out Stephanie Klein’s blog to see what it was all about as I sorted through the 75+ business cards handed to me this weekend. (oye). I like her voice. Well I genuinely liked her so it would be logical.

So many people responded to her Blogher post and expressed that Jr high insecure feeling. I remember that from Jr high as well (and sorority rush too) but with camera in hand I always feel like a child wandering into a new experience with my eyes wide open and no expectations. And I try quite consciously to make no judgments and just let myself experience. I had fun learning about women bloggers as another subculture. I was oblivious to any of the cliques, cattiness, who’s-who & negativity that was supposedly there. It’s an easy way to keep oneself open to meet cool people. However, I suppose I can liken the insecure feeling described to be more like how I feel at the Women in Photojournalism conference.

I am beginning to understand the appeal of blogging. (see I am doing it – sorry you are the test subject. Not nice of me). I guess It allows one to put their thoughts out there and develop a voice (as opposed to a diary)
even if no one reads it – but maybe someone will and relate. (Duh, another newbie blogger is born.) I do it with my images – just put them out there. – if one person’s life is changed by just one photo I have taken in my life then I have done my job. It’s so similar.

You read all the emails you get? Impressive. It’s like clicking on every single link to photography work that every student, former student and local aspiring photog sends to me. I feel it’s my responsibility and the least I can do to respect the people who took the time to open themselves up and send their work to me. So I do look at them all. It eats up so much time. How do you do it? Your traffic must be 100xs what I get!

Sorry for the ramble.

Photos should run Thursday or Sunday with the article by Kara Jesella in the Styles Section of The New York Times.

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July 23, 2008 at 10:45 am

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