I was preparing a long term bleg/budget bill to figure out exactly how much the blog needs to generate to keep me in pixels and in my house for next year when I looked at the bills and saw that with the latest oil bill there simply isn’t the money to pay it and the reserves just aren’t there. Continue reading “Quick Emergency Bleg Update: $230 down $370 to go”

I’d like to thank all of my readers and listeners for the last two months on the blog.

December is traditionally a slow month for bloggers but I was just 35 hits below my January 2010 numbers (the Scott Brown Election coverage).

January 2011 was even better. Last January was my second best month ever with over 30k hits. As of this morning (when this post is being written I am 700 hits shy of doubling those numbers).

None of this is possible without you. Thank you all very much.

You know when you go door to door selling ads for your radio show it’s sometimes hard to explain to a business why they should invest their advertising on you. Lucky for me WordPress has done the work for me today with the following e-mail summary:

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 270,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 12 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 2592 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 4680 posts.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 11,320 views. The most popular post that day was Boy is the news boring today….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were pajamasmedia.com, theothermccain.com, michellemalkin.com, hotair.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mattie fein, da tech guy, across the universe, datechguy, and sexporn those guys must have been disappointed with what they found here..

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Boy is the news boring today… January 2010
54 comments

2

Morning Joe religious and holiday double standard December 2010
22 comments

3

Free NBA admission for all! May 2010
22 comments

4

First report from the Obama rally today UPDATE Photos, video and Instalanche! UPDATE 3000 supporters bussed in October 2010
28 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

5

Never bet against a hacker October 2010
13 comments

Thus ends the Summary produced by WordPress. Let’s put it another way:

My show premiered in Nov of 2010. From November 1st to today (Jan 3rd 2011) over 50,000 people have been to this website. 1 minute of advertising on my Radio show broadcast with 50,000 watts throughout NE and beyond if purchased for 4 weeks currently costs only $49.50 per week.

And if you are a small blogger 15 seconds over the same period can be had for $18 a week.

The question isn’t why over 83% of my ad time is currently taken, the question is why you don’t have a piece of that other 17%? e-mail us here to change that. Or leave a comment and I’ll contact you with more information (current rates here).

Speaking of which if you are a Massachusetts-based conservative blogger who lives within 45 minutes of Worcester Massachusetts we need to talk, really soon.

I’ve been so busy with my show I missed my two-year Blog anniversary on Nov 29th, but I was wide awake today when the Blog crossed the 300,000 hit plateau. Of the 300,192 hits as of about 6:30 a.m. 244,845 have come since January 1st of this year.

Thanks to every single one of you who have gotten me to this point. Those hits led to the radio show and the ads I have been able to sell. So every one of you are the reason why my mortgage is paid.

I won’t forget it.

The more people on the left who feel the need to counter me, the more likely I’m being effective.

I am very proud to be compared to Jim Hoff who I’ve met and interviewed and is a fine Catholic Gentleman.

I look forward to the other side continuing to spend time attempting to counter me. I trust my readers to cut through the noise and see what is there.

One of the things religion gives you is the concept that reality exists, and no amount of smoke is going to change it.

Today I have reached 100,000 hits for the year thus far.

That is nearly double my total hits for all of 2009. It’s not quite Stacy McCain’s 1,000,000 hits a year but we are certainly heading in that direction.

I want to thank all of you who have stopped by this year so far. I’ll do my best to keep it worth your time.

Maybe it’s just me, but if you are looking for publicity for a candidate or a cause, doesn’t this make the whole: “Have Fedora will Travel” bit a pretty good investment?

Today I have several meetings and events here in GA to hit put an evening with friends, I hope to schedule a few posts in between and get the data loaded.

I see the advantage of Smitty the co-blogger very much these days.

It is a very hard balance on location because you have to balance the getting of data with its presentation.

For those of you who have been here awhile you are aware of the “I’ll do it myself Tucker Fund” that doubled as a CPAC jar in the quest to send me down south.

Things remain up in the air for me but now that the readership has once again increased post CPAC post factor I am going to make this offer once again but not just to Tucker Carlson.

In my old job I was making $800 a week. (excluding overtime) I am more than willing to write for anyone at that wage on the condition that I am writing from here. If it is desired that I cover an event beyond my regular range, I would want expenses (travel, a room and maybe $30 a day for meals).

If anyone is out there who is looking for someone to write or film under those termss just give me a heads up in comments. If someone is looking for a part time writer I can adjust the rate accordingly, with the understanding that I will keep trying to find something to make up the rest or to get the whole shabang at once.

If someone wants to hire me on a temp basis a particular campaign etc, I wouldn’t mind that either. I can live on extended unemployment, but I’d rather not, I dislike the situation and would like to change it. If you can help I promise to give a solid effort and earn the funds I’m paid.

And of course if you are a reader and just want to kick in I certainly won’t turn down any hits to the I’ll do it myself Tucker fund.

If you want something you have to ask, so I’m asking. I’ll provide the Fedora.