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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

2010 in review

Blue demonstrates reason #11 every writer should have a dog: ghost writer who works for biscuits!

Since I encourage my coaching clients to celebrate their wins and breakthroughs for 2010 before envisioning what they want to accomplish in 2011, I thought I’d share this Blog Review that WordPress was kind enough to send me. You might be surprised by some of the stats — I know I was surprised and gratified to learn for example that 10 Reasons Every Writer Should Have a Dog was my most popular (or should I say pup-ular?) post on the blog’s busiest day.

My deepest thanks to all of you who’ve shared this journey with me by reading, subscribing, and recommending my blog to your writer friends. I hope BaneOfYourResistance continues to inspire and encourage you to keep showing up for your writing throughout 2011 and beyond.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2010. That’s about 31 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 64 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 111 posts. There were 170 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 33mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was April 2nd with 112 views. The most popular post that day was 10 Reasons Every Writer Should Have a Dog.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were rosannebane.com, en.wordpress.com, google.com, stumbleupon.com, and mail.yahoo.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for dalai lama, deer in the headlights, grammar, chocolate, and perfectionism.

Attractions in 2010

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


10 Reasons Every Writer Should Have a Dog April 2010


Don’t Be Passive Part 2 March 2010


Writing Life Lessons: When All Else Fails, Use Chocolate May 2009


NaNoWriMo Random Scene Generator: 10 Steps to Solving the “I don’t know what to write” Problem November 2009


Don’t Know Your Own Strength? April 2010

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4 Comments on “2010 in review”

  1. rosannebane January 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Thanks Fay!Wishing you a spectacular New Year, too!


  2. Fay January 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Really fun to look back at how popular the blog was. I could have told you the dog posting would be popular. My blog readers really like the cat posts from Smoky and Sabrina.

    Wishing you a spectacular New Year.


  3. rosannebane January 5, 2011 at 10:30 am #

    Thanks Michael!


  4. Michael Kelberer January 5, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    Congrats on a great year on your blog – I know I’ve very much enjoyed it and very much benefited from it 🙂
    Best for 2011


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