Thank you! 2010 review, changes for 2011

I want to sincerely thank you for reading my blog. Some of you are regular readers, some occasional, and some stumble on blog posts through search engines.

However you got here in 2010, thanks for reading.

My year of sitting daily has drawn to a close. I won’t say it was 100 percent successful, because I didn’t sit every day, as I had intended. But in another way, it was very successful! Meditation has become part of my near-daily life. It’s not just the time I spend on the cushion, either. I find myself more and more having the courage to really be present as I go about my daily life — to myself and I hope more to others.

I really knew my meditation endeavor had succeeded when I sat on my zafu one day recently and realized that sitting on the cushion and taking that first breath had become an anchor for bringing my awareness completely into the present moment.

I couldn’t have imagined that happening at the beginning of the year.

2010 Blog Stats

Comparing minds want to know: What’s the data on your year of blogging?

  • I had 3,910 views of posts and pages on my blog in 2010. Back in the summer, I hoped aloud that I could reach 3,000 views by the end of the year. Well, you exceeded my expectations! I reached that goal on November 14. Thank you!
  • Back in January 2010, I averaged 6 views per day, with a total of 181 for the month.
  • In December 2010, 21 viewers per day on average visited my blog, adding up to 658 for the month.

Top 10 Hits

The top ten original blog posts by number of views for 2010 were (drum roll, please!):

  1. Trauma releasing exercises
  2. Cranio-sacral therapy, brain waves
  3. Book review: Buddha’s Brain
  4. Holotropic breathwork compared to trauma releasing exercises
  5. Buddha’s Brain: supplements for brain health
  6. Pain and pleasure, pleasure and pain — side effects of living
  7. 12 states of attention
  8. Cleansing the colon, liver, and gallbladder
  9. Trauma release heavy heart
  10. The three centers of intelligence: working with my gut, heart, and head

New Blog Name

Since my year of experimenting has ended and I want to keep blogging, I decided to rename this blog and change its purpose. The new name, The Well: bodymindheartspirit, reflects my interest in a variety of topics related to wellness, well-being, and wholeness (as you can see from the top 10 posts listed above), and my desire to connect to the Source as a well of nourishment both in living my life and writing for this blog.

You can expect more blog posts written by guest writers (let me know if you’re interested in contributing) and fewer poems (intellectual property rights are important for poets — if you like a poet, please buy his or her books and CDs). A new look is also in the works.

Thank you, and I hope you’ll stick around.

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