A Blog Is A Blog Is A Blog… Is It?

” A Pale Green Mermaid Blog “


Recently I received some statistical information from my  blogging benefactor WORDPRESS concerning visits to my blog.

I was shocked , shocked to hear that The pale green mermaid entertained 14,000 visitors last year!

For a blog such as this ( with idea / discussion content)   that is a fantabulous amount,

Thanks to everyone who stopped by /commented I look forward to another year of idea—art—and opinion , swapping and creating.

Rumpole style— I have decided that Rumpole , yes Rumpole is closest to being my avatar /alter ego, see Rumpole and the heavy brigade, first season ,

Image Courtesy of Google

” You would think that those at the judges chambers would have something other than my bloody hat to talk about. ”    ( Paraphrasing)

Rumpole muttering to himself while walking through London.  I too am endeared to many of my tattered roustaboutish regalia that I call my wardrobe, much to the consternation of the general public —no time to sow the hem of that winter coat? where’s  the duck tape… That episode is revelatory on so many levels and chuckle filled!!!



Coming up for air, BHC


Thanks WordPress for the info!

Your 2010 year in blogging

Happy New Year from WordPress.com! To kick off the year, we’d like to share with you data on how your blog has been doing. Here’s a high level summary of your overall blog health:



We think you did great!

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, you wrote 414 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 674 posts. You uploaded 101 pictures, taking up a total of 92mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

Your busiest day of the year was July 6th with 124 views. The most popular post that day was Requesting A Show Of Israeli And Palestinian Artists Be Presented Once A Month In Jeruselum Until The Peace Agreement Is Signed.


From Wikipedia

The sentence “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem Sacred Emily, which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays. In that poem, the first “Rose” is the name of a person. Stein later used variations on the sentence in other writings, and “A rose is a rose is a rose” is probably her most famous quotation, often interpreted as meaning “things are what they are,” a statement of the law of identity, “A is A”. In Stein’s view, the sentence expresses the fact that simply using the name of a thing


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