Sister Rose’s blog reaches 500,000 hits today

Since I moved my blog to WordPress on October 5, 2008 I never dreamed of 500.000 hits or page views. In this day of YouTube videos getting a million hits in a day or an hour, this half million in three years eight months, an average of 300 hits a day with 2,900 in one day in 2010, does not seem like much in the virtual scheme of things. Yet it provides me with a motive of thanksgiving for the Internet and the gift of communication between God’s people the world over and who knows? Maybe the universe. (We don’t know who might be listening, do we?)

WordPress sent me an analysis of that best day: March 9, 2010

Thank you for your visit, your time, your interest. Be assured of my prayers.

 

My 2010 blog on WordPress in review

Although I slowed down on posting from October on (due to surgery and other issues), I was pleased to receive this information from WordPress.com. I hope to begin posting soon again!

Blessings for 2011!

 

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

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 210,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 9 days for that many people to see it.

 

In 2010, there were 69 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 843 posts. There were 135 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 132mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 8th with 2,900 views. The most popular post that day was All about Steve: Romantic comedies in crisis or social commentary? | National Catholic Reporter.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wikipedia.org, facebook.com, teachingdegree.org, anunslife.org, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for adam lambert, wizard of oz, precious movie, the wizard of oz, and toy story 3.

Attractions in 2010

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

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All about Steve: Romantic comedies in crisis or social commentary? | National Catholic Reporter September 2009

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American Idol Finale: Go Adam! May 2009
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“The Wizard of Oz” 70th Anniversary screenings September 2009
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Precious: Based on the novel “Push” by Sapphire and The Blind Side reviews December 2009
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Urban Mystic at the Crossroads

Sr Rose Pacatte interviews Rev. Scott Young at Florence and Normandie, South LA

The worst riots in urban U.S. history, or civil unrest as some prefer to call them, erupted on April 29, 1992, a reaction to the acquittal of four white Los Angeles policemen for using excessive force in apprehending a black motorist, Rodney King.

Racism and brutality, the lack of opportunities, poverty, historical and current official negligence on the part of the city governance and police, and reverse racism, all these socially flammable realities contributed to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Most years on April 29, Scott D. Young, an ordained Baptist minister, campus minister, and film lover, makes a pilgrimage to the intersection of Normandie and Florence in Los Angeles’ South Central district, the flash point of the 1992 riots. City officials don’t say “South Central” anymore. They know language and geography are important and by broadening the vast and racially diverse conceptual plain of urban life, perhaps some of the stigma will be dispersed and unrest forgotten. Scott is committed both to eliminating the stigma and remembering an event that cannot be erased.

Click here for more    Urban Mystic at the Crossroads

Confronting the duck! Check out my new blog

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Ever since I saw Norah Ephron’s film Julie & Julia a few weeks ago I have wanted to write about  Julia child’s advice: “…confront the duck!”  So I decided to start a new blog:

Confronting the Duck

I am not sure how often I will be able to post to this blog, but I hope it will be often and about what Raissa Maritain called “adventures in grace” – my own or wherever I find it: in people, stories, movies, television.

Check in every once in a while and share some of your adventures, too.

Blessings!

R

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