Relocation

So apparently the WordPress scheduler failed me. I shall add them to my list and prep the voodoo dolls.

Anyhow, as you all know, last month was the grand finale of the Waking Den. But have no fear! I’ve simply relocated, not fallen into the black abyss from which there is no escape. You can find me at the shiny new http://galfordchris.com/! Because it’s about time this author had a proper website.

I’m still getting things situated exactly the way I like them, but if you’ve any comments, concerns, suggestions, I’m all ears. I hope you’ll follow me to the new site and continue with me through a whole bunch of new ventures.

Once more unto the breach!

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2010 in review

Hurrah! I didn’t expect “Contained” to take the number one spot, but here we are. Seems wordpress has sent me all the need to knows of my blog-in-review for 2010!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a  summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,000 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 155 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 85 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 132mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 21st with 163 views. The most popular post that day was Contained.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were oneshotpoetry.blogspot.com, stumbleupon.com, jinglepoetry.blogspot.com, WordPress Dashboard, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for i pad, winston churchill quote on empires, photography quotes, michigan sleeping bear den, and 2010 injuries “tour of the unknown coast “.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Contained August 2010
10 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

2

About the Author February 2009
7 comments

3

Deception September 2010
65 comments and 7 Likes on WordPress.com

4

Masterpieces Stolen from Museum of Modern Art May 2010

5

Sunset October 2010
37 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

 

Thanks to all of you that helped to make 2010 such a successful year for the Waking Den!

A Catalog of Colorado

It’s been several weeks now since I returned from Colorado, and aside from a few shots used to accentuate some of my poems, I’ve not posted all that many shots from the trip. This is to set things right. Though I took hundreds of shots while out and about in the mountainous state, I have selected a few here as a sort of highlight real for the trip. WordPress, I think, would be quite upset with me if I tried to upload everything. In fact, I think I’d be liable to break the bloody system.

So here, in a nutshell, is my trip. What better inspiration could one have asked for? Sights featured in my shots include Rocky Mountain National Park, the Red Rocks and Red Rocks Amphitheater, my brother and sister-in-law’s home, and just a few shots from the more nature-inclined areas around Denver, CO.

Moya and Ares

The family.

Red Rocks Amphitheater

My brother, Jim

The folks

At the top of the world.

Moose!

My sister-in-law, Cassie.