2010 in Review

This past weekend, WordPress sent me an email with a bunch of blog stats for the past year.  I like stats.  🙂  It got me thinking about how much has happened in the past year!

So here are a few excerpts from the WordPress summary, followed by a recap (by me) of 2010 here at Me With D. 

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

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.

The busiest day of the year was April 23rd with 434 views. The most popular post that day was About Me .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, sixuntilme.com, digg.com, pregnantbethany.blogspot.com, and diabetesforums.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mewithd, bethany rose, missing cgms, contour usb, and me with d wordpress.

Yep, Me With D had a good year 🙂  In a lot of ways I did too, but 2010 had its challenges as well.  Here are some of my ups and downs:

1. I started Me With D!  And in the course of 9 months Me With D surpassed 10,000 hits!  That’s exciting!  A big push for the blog was having the opportunity to guest post on Kerri’s blog – Six Until Me.  Thanks again, Kerri!

2. I got famous!  Well, not really truly famous, but I won a contest through my local pharmacy, received the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award, was published in both a book and an online magazine, and was interviewed and filmed for a TV documentary (which I’m told is still in the works….). 

3. I hit the one-year mark as a mother, and celebrated my daughter’s first birthday with a new tattoo (my first!) of her initials, as well as my return to work after mat leave.

4. I travelled – a road trip to Ohio with my little family of 3 (when my daughter was less than a year old), as well a trip to Las Vegas with my good friend!

5. I got sick – a lot!  But I don’t want to talk about that.

6. I struggled with diabetes technology, with the end result being a new pump (when mine got ghoulies) and giving up (at least temporarily) on the Medtronic CGMS.  But on the upside, I got a new Contour USB meter and am still loving it!

7. I started eating low(ish) carb (and lost weight), and then started eating gluten-free (sort of), and then just at the end of 2010 decided that I might go back to eating gluten.  More on that another time.

8. I dealt with more retinopathy than I expected or hoped for.  It was likely exacerbated by my blood pressure ups and downs, but I guess we can’t know for sure.  The longer the struggle, the less likely it is that we’ll have another child, but I think my husband and I are both getting okay with that.  The door’s not closed yet, but it’s definitely swinging shut.

9. I got to meet my mascot crush at this year’s JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!

10. I started doing 12 of 12 and got totally hooked!

Here’s to a great 2011!

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One response to this post.

  1. Really liked their stats e-mail too 🙂

    Have a great 2011 !

    Reply

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