This Blog is Built With HTML5 #html5logo

And WordPress, of course. You can build a semantic HTML5 blog using WordPress too. To celebrate, I’ve added the HTML5 logo to my sidebar. I can’t even remember the last time I added a badge to my blog’s sidebar!

You’re excited about HTML5; we are too. You’ve not just been enjoying the HTML5-powered web already — you’re building it! As adoption and inspiration spreads, the web community will find creative ways to apply HTML5 technologies, spark trends, and capture best practices. As momentum builds, we hope you bring this logo along for the ride and paint the world orange.

Orange is nice. I like orange. 🙂

My Blog in 2010

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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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 27 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 222 posts. There were 34 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 118mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 27th with 319 views. The most popular post that day was Happy WordPress Day.

 

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, themeshaper.com, upperfortstewart.blogspot.com, facebook.com, and stumbleupon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for boring books, reading anxiety, most boring books, shakespeare swears, and most boring book ever.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Happy WordPress Day May 2010
5 comments

2

The Most Boring Books Ever Written September 2007
8 comments

3

How To Swear Like Shakespeare June 2007
2 comments

4

One-column Madness May 2010
7 comments

5

Gandalf The Grey—Age 6 October 2010
4 Likes on WordPress.com

A New Site for St. John’s Cathedral

Last weekend, I launched a new site for St. John’s Cathedral here in Winnipeg.

For those interested in how the site is put together, I’ve included a page titled Using WordPress For Your Church Website where I’m explicitly releasing all the Custom CSS for anyone to use, adapt and share. It’s built around the Toolbox theme we just launched here on WordPress.com but it’s ready to use as a WordPress Child Theme if you’re running your own self-hosted WordPress installation.