Monthly Archives: December, 2012

WordPress’ 2012 in review for my blog

Well, 2012 has been one hell of a year both in the life of Kate and for the world at large. I started this humble little blog on April 30th — exactly seven months ago. And while I’ve been admittedly pretty lax in my posting since I started working full time, I’m still proud of this little blog.

Thanks to WordPress for “freshly pressing” my post on productivity this summer and to all of the new readers it brought to my blog. I will try to keep those who have hung around at least mildly entertained in 2013 with new posts.

I kind of love reflecting and re-cap and planning and resolving, so be on the look out for another New Years related post. In the meantime. Here are my stats from the past 7-months of blogging:

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.



Ladies and Gentlemen, today marks the first day of December and we couldn’t resist sharing Project Gutenberg’s Literary Advent Calendar courtesy of Hymns and Carols of Christmas. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, all texts listed below are free online by clicking on the links. Of course, you can supplement or substitute with Christmas favorites of your own including children’s Christmas stories like HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS and THE POLAR EXPRESS.


December 1: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens

December 2: THE GIFT OF THE MAGI by O. Henry

December 3: THE STORY OF THE OTHER WISE MEN by Henry Van Dyke

December 4: OLD CHRISTMAS from the Sketchbook of Washington Irving


December 6: THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Henry Van Dyke

December 7: A CHRISTMAS GARLAND by Sir Max Beerbohm

December 8: THE FEAST…

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