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:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 36 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 200 posts. There were 22 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.
The busiest day of the year was April 20th with 61 views. The most popular post that day was POEMS WITHOUT RHYME .
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were digg.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, facebook.com, iphone5g.net, and en.wordpress.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for bitch slap, quantum apocalypse review, quantum apocalypse, necrosis movie, and quantum apocalypse movie review.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
POEMS WITHOUT RHYME April 2010
Bitch Slap – Movie Review January 2010
….Welcome To Where Imagination Ends and Insanity Begins…. November 2008
Quantum Apocalypse – Movie Review January 2010
The Beacon – Movie Review February 2010
Good evening constant reader.
I wanted to share an exciting piece of news about one of the first authors I reviewed, CA Milson:
PR Log – Global Press Release Distribution
Horror Novelist C.A. Milson Strikes Deal With U.S. Based EDGE Publishing Company
By Amanda Clark
Dated: Feb 28, 2010
“The road to writing success for any author can be a difficult and arduous journey, however, Australian native, C.A. Milson, is looking forward to having a partner in his future endeavors. After years of working in the industry alone, he is now happy to say that his hard work has started to pay off. Milson’s book, “The Chosen: Rise of the Darkness,” first in a horror series now has the true opportunity to succeed. Milson just signed with U.S. based publisher, EDGE Publishing Company.
“I have been working on my writing for years, but being international and a self publisher, it can be
difficult to get your books on the shelf in many of the large U.S. chains, I knew I needed a traditional
publisher to help me,” stated Milson. “I am so excited to be an EDGE author.”
EDGE Publishing Company, through the direction of President, Phillip Vera, specializes in working with authors who are looking for a way to cut through the bureaucratic red-tape and “hoop jumping” of the publishing industry. “When I first read Chris’s story, I realized he was a great writer with a unique story and I wanted to be a part of it. This book deserves to be in print,” stated Vera. “I am looking forward to a long relationship with Chris and I can’t wait to promote his work.”
Furthermore, there are other big things in the works. EDGE Publishing Company recently signed an
agreement with C.A. Link, a Chinese Literary Agency based in Minnesota, specifically for Milson’s work.
This agreement will allow Milson’s books to be marketed and sold to the Asian market.
“I was so excited when I learned about the deal with C.A. Link, because I had been approached by them, but I couldn’t do anything because I wasn’t with a traditional publishing house. EDGE changed that and now billions of people might have the opportunity to read my work,” stated Milson excitedly.
Milson has been the recipient of numerous awards including placing in the Pre-editors & Editors Readers Poll in 2008 and working through deals to turn his book into a comic, a video game, an audio-book and an e-book.
“Chris has a fantastic product and he is an incredible writer. It’s great that he is able to get more exposure and audiences around the world are going to be able to see his work in stores,” stated Milson’s agent, Amanda Clark of Charlotte, North Carolina based, Grammar Chic, Inc. “We are looking forward to getting his books on shelves very soon.”
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate CA on this recent accomplishment. Way to go!
As mentioned in a previous post; Starting in June, I will be showcasing some Urban Myths and Legends on YouTube, featuring some of the best Urban Legends of Russia and New Zealand.
My first project will be to revisit the town of Chapayevsk and do a short film in the Municipal Cemetary, as I explain the Legend of Elena, who reportedly roams the Cemetary.
The second Webisode will take place in Zhiguli mountains near Shiryaevo which is in the Samara region.
The Legend of Zoya is well known in the Samara region, so I will also be featuring this Urban Legend.
Going by Legends, on January 14, 1956, a young factory worker Zohi arranged a party. All who were invited had a partner to dance with but Zoya did not. Her fiance Nicholas did not come. Then she took out the icon of St Nicholas, and cried out: “As long as my Nicolas did not come I will dance with this Nicholas!” It is reported that she danced with the icon in her hands. Friends tried to stop Zoyu, but she said: “If there is a God, let him punish me.”
Suddenly they heard a thunder and lightning in the room. The other youth fled in fear. And when her friends returned, they saw Zoya standing in the middle of the room, paralyzed – almost stone-like, with the icon still in her hands.
For 128 days Zoya stood in the middle of the room. Crowds of people came from far and wide to witness the miracle.After 128 days, it is said that she woke up, repented and quietly died.
I have also heard that there are some great Urban Legends & Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg and Moscow, so coming in the Summer will be more Webisodes online.
AND as part of my Book Tour of Russia and New Zealand, I am giving one person in each country (Russia and NZ) the opportunity to be part of my “Dinner with an Author” experience.
The winner will get to have an evening with C.A.Milson which includes picked up at your residence, Dinner at a restaurant, followed by a Night Out on the town, an Autographed copy of The Chosen in paperback, and AS A BONUS: Be a featured Guest Host on my upcoming YouTube Project. The “Night with an Author” will also be broadcast on YouTube.
Two Runners up will each receive a $50 Gift Certificate.
RULES ON HOW TO ENTER: entry is OPEN to anyone. However, if the Winner does not reside in Russia or New Zealand, then that winner will receive a Gift Voucher for $100 to spend on Amazon.com.
Entry is OPEN to anyone in Russia and New Zealand.
To enter: Purchase the The Chosen direct from my web, leaving your contact name and details.