My 2010 year in blogging

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, you wrote 76 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 90 posts.

Your busiest day of the year was September 16th with 896 views. The most popular post that day was Problems with your Hotmail upgrade?.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for technogran, hate ribbon interface windows 7, gufsdtr500hd review, scotland windows 7 theme, and hotmail problems august 2010.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010. You can see all of the year’s most-viewed posts and pages in your Site Stats.


Problems with your Hotmail upgrade? August 2010


Grundig GUFSDTR500HD Freesat DTR review. January 2010


Moving your Photo Albums over from Windows Live To WordPress. September 2010
39 comments and 9 Likes on


Windows Live Essentials 2011. Live Photo Gallery. November 2010
101 comments and 1 Like on,


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