2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


45 thoughts on “2011 in review

    • Well done Carl, Ursula and everyone! When we started, we didn’t guess how successful it would be…… even better to come in 2012.

  1. I´m agree with KarenZ, but…I can not believe it! I am one of the most spoken of here. But if most of what I posting are nonsenses! 😯 Oh, my…

  2. I missed how busy you guys were these days while I was eating and skiing (teaching the kids – legs and back feel like I’m old enough to have tickled smilodon ferox with my own hands as I was a boy…). A pleasure to try to do something like a catch up – even if this seems impossible.
    Happy 2012! What a year… I’m so hot to see December 21… Soooo hot… 🙂

  3. Congratulations, Carl and Ursula, this is a great website, very enjoyable and relaxing. Hope you are continuing your recovery, Carl, and really glad that you are back!

    • Impossible to find the time to catch up. Could someone tell me in a few words what happened to Master Carl? I hope nothing too serious. Life will never be the same as before I read him… 🙂

      • In a few short words…
        Went to Ukraine, got robbed by the police, came home, got the swine-plague, fever with pains for a week, got better, got sore throat and caughing with a bonus run of fever…
        So, life is good!

        • Oh, You’re having a really good time… Get well soon Magmaster of the Lawords. (I’m a very poor guy… *giggling like a little girl on a Justin Bieber concert
          Having kids, I fight viruses even more than trolls and endoftheworlders…

        • Watch out for that sore throat Carl, I have now had it recurring for 5 weeks at least. I now need to try to find some elderberry syrup before I am forced to eat some sage leaves which sound like they could taste unpleasant. Sissel will understand what I am talking about 😉

          Wow I am amazed that that there has been so many visits to this site in just two months that it has been going. This New year looks set to be good. I was shocked at how many posts I had written though, I promise to try to write less rubbish this new year.

        • I seem to be able to get viruses without involving any children… Sigh… Just getting sick without getting to play with toy-trains is pointless… I think I will go and by a Märklin set tomorrow. Wait a minute, they went belly up a few years ago. Oh well, back to just being plain sick.

        • Carl please do not be offended as all the above things are not fun. The way you worded it made me laugh, It was the ” So, life is good ! ” comment at the end, that got me. Reminded me of Monty Python, Argh, now I have the always look on the bright side of life, song playing in my head.
          Oh and 2012 is going to be even better. Tick Tock

        • Newby, don’t be afraid of the taste of sage! It is not that bad. Myself I even like it. Great cooks put the leaves into culinary creations. Often used with baked fish.

        • I made something kindofish…
          No Elderberries here so I went for Hippophae rhamnoides, commonly known as Buckthorn. Rumoured to be having the highest amount of antioxidants on the planet. I found that as syrup, put it together with some sage leafs in 95% ethanol. And then let it rest for a while.
          Then I filtered it and gargled in it, and promply swalloved it. I cant say it made my throat get better, but it sure made me forget the throat 🙄

        • @Hattie:
          When life builds a large fan right next to your face and starts shovelling… then the only thing you can do is laugh.
          And I did not say that not good things happened, it is just that good things don’t make a good read (Monthy style).

        • Yep, when the shit hits the fan humour can help. But then I have a strange sense of humour. Must be because I am English.

        • Hattie, English humour is wonderful. I never laughed as much in my life as when watching Fawlty Towers and ‘Allo, ‘Allo!
          “Helga: What about the good news?
          Herr Flick: The good news is there is no more bad news.”

        • Sissel, I think my all time laugh fest was a episode of Red Dwarf, The one where Kryton stirs the tea with his groinal attachment. This is the episode where they have JFK kill himself.

        • Sissel, thanks for giving me hope the sage leaves wont be too bad, I shall buy a plant tomorrow, I just can’t bring myself to eat the ones in the garden when there is a chance the dog may have widdled on them. 8)

  4. Currently watching Bear Grylls trying to survive in Iceland. He’s just showing us how to cut up a dead Icelandic sheep! :O

  5. Congratulations!

    Here in the Netherlands a new series of a show called Wie is de mol (who is the mole)wl start this Thursday. It was all filmde in Iceland and as this show usually contains beautiful scènes from the area they are in plus a lot of out door action contests, I am really loking forward to it.

    You can view the episodes online the day after they are broadcasted so if nyone is interested I can post a lnk here next Friday . Just watch it with the sound off so that the annoying Dutch language will not bother you.

  6. Congratulations to the success of your blogs… i think it is very well deserved, not only do you provide excellent information, many of you have all got excellent ways of simplifiying complicated data and don´t seem to mind putting this information into laymans terms that even I can understand. You are also a very entertaining bunch of personalities, who give a lot of amusement with your diverse and often “off the wall” comments. I wish you all the best for 2012 – carry on the good work!

  7. How many hours ago were we saying that Krisuvik was only on slight alert because of it’s proximity to Vik?

    Swarm starting, with a biggest of 3.6!

    • And that is Iceland for you, never ever say no 🙂

      Actually it has provisionally been downgraded to a 3.4M.
      But one should remember that Krysúvik has large quakeswarms quite often, and that this is by for not the first time it has started with a high 3M quake. So, actually this is business as usual for Krysúvik, so I would say that this volcano does not merrit more than a slightly raised level of observation, yet.

  8. Its nice to see how quickly nature is able to recover at times. Here is a photo of Jokulsarlon yesterday (A beautiful early sunset for your eyes to behold) and one of it from the month of may after the eruption of Grímsvötn.
    Jokulsarlon black

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