Quick & Dirty’s 2010 in Review

Happy 2011 Y’all! I’m posting a review of Quick & Dirty’s 2010 created by WordPress – Thank you WordPress! It lists my most popular recipes – check them out if you haven’t already.  If one word were to express my 2010 it would probably be chaotic. I changed careers, lived in 3 homes in less than a year, and felt like I was on a never-ending roller-coaster of change. That didn’t always bode well for getting as many posts as I would have liked so thank you for sticking with me – I anticipate 2011 being a bit calmer and that means more cooking!

I wish you loads of happiness, peace, good food and drink, and time spent with friends and family this New Year!

My 2011 New Year Blogging Resolutions include:

  • At least 8 posts per month
  • Take a photography class – I already bought a course, just have to find the time 🙂
  • More book reviews, quick tips, and tutorials
  • Try at least 5 completely new cooking techniques – baked Alaska anyone?

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 average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 82 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 143 posts. There were 261 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 477mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 23rd with 391 views. The most popular post that day was Pineapple-Orange Sunshine Cake.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were cookeatshare.com, mail.yahoo.com, newsletter.vitalchoice.com, foodblogs.com, and mail.live.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for baked manicotti with meat sauce, teriyaki tofu, curried chickpea salad, crispy chicken parmesan, and pomegranate muffins.

Attractions in 2010

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


Pineapple-Orange Sunshine Cake April 2010


Carne Asada Tacos November 2009


Baked Manicotti with Meat Sauce December 2009


Slow cooker: Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic March 2010


Quick & Easy Baked Fish with Peas and Couscous December 2009
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