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It’s My Bloggoversary! Happy Birthday to My Blog! Post 1956 in 12 Years 2007 – 2019

November 5, 2019

Twelve years ago on Nov. 4, 2007, on the night of the time change, in my extra hour, Art Predator was reborn here on WordPress after several years in a local, print weekly.

Art Predator (CC) Randy Stewart, blog.stewtopia.com. Feel free to use this picture. Please credit as shown. If you are a person that I have taken a photo of, it’s yours (but I’d still be curious as to where it is).

At the time, WordPress itself was only a few years old — Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg began WordPress back in 2003.

What a journey it’s been!

Here on Art Predator, since 2007, I’ve published 1955 posts — this one is number 1956. I’ve also published 17 pages.

I’ve had nearly three quarters of a millions views — that’s nearly 750k– with almost 200k unique viewers.

All told, I’ve published close to a million words with so far in 2019 there’s 27 posts, totaling 23,004 words.

In honor of this being my 12th anniversary with WordPress, here’s the Top 12 posts in terms of views.Of note– many are from the early days. That’s because back then there was less competition, I was blogging more consistently here (now most of my energy is on Wine Predator), and they’ve had a chance to accumulate that many views!

Top 12 Posts:

#1 From 2010 with 21.6k views:
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down: “Open Your Hips To Me” aka “When We Swam”

#2 from 2010 with 18.6k views:
Meet My New Steampunk Laptop!

#3 from 2008 with 16.7 views:
Man Ray Kitty Jumps

#4 from 2008 with 16.2k views:
River of Skulls: the perfect wine for Halloween & Dia de los Muertos

#5 from 2009 with 15.9k views:
Great Barrier Reef Fun Activities for Kids

#6 from 2009 with 12k views:
The Rainbow Bridge: How we & dolphins came to be–A Chumash origin story

#7 from 2008 with 8.6k views:
How To Get Tickets to a Sold Out Show: Most of the Time

#8 from 2009 with 6.4k views:
Trick Out Your Burning Man Bike: Get 2009 tickets now!

#9 from 2009 with 6.2k views:
Disney Theme Parks: 2009 Free on Your Birthday, 2010 Free When You Give a Day

#10 from 2008 with 5.7k views:
Awesome Field Guide: John Muir Laws

#11 from 20010 with 5.5k views:
Ganesh Chaturthi 2010: Celebrate Lord Ganesh’s birthday from now until Sept 11

#12 from 2011 with 5.3k views
“Amor” from new Neruda book “Intimacies”; paintings by Mary Heebner

What do I think are a few of my best posts?

My posts that are based on my experiences and my writings as an ecopyscholgist and an environmental activist, especially my papers from grad school at Pacifica Graduate Institure. These posts include a series about Burning Man based on a paper

and several about plastic pollution in the ocean including this one:

Chris Jordan: Melting the Ice in the Heart, 

as well as these stand alone posts:

Myth and a Desire to Live

Eco-Psych History of Two Trees Ventura, CA
Jungian Analysis of Wenders’ “Wings of Desire”; 4K Restoration Tours US

A few bubbles and a few highlights form over the years — from photos posted on the blog!!

Over on Wine Predator I’m also posting a retrospective. Check it out!

 

With my various blogs, I have over a million views but to put that into perspective, my teenager created a viral video on TickTock and few days ago that already has over 3.5 million views…

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