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Archive for January 4th, 2011

WordPress kicked my behind when it sent me that email with the stats of bonkersinhonkers. It did exactly what they wanted it to do; it got me at least to think about blogging again.

Reasons for not blogging

We are in our third year here in Hong Kong. Life has a habit of just being routine. Here we are in one of the most exciting cities in the world but when you throw in a 07:30-16:30 day job you become part of the normal working day life everyone has around the world. We travel back and forth to work in between towering apartment blocks, past local eateries, go through a tunnel through the middle of Hong Kong island and we get on with our lives. My family always ask me where the updates are to Bonkers and I look back and the last one was in September; that’s life getting in the way right there!

For sure, I find myself wandering the streets of Causeway Bay at times slaloming through the sea of humanity looking up at the awesome buildings old and new and realise how awesome it is to live here and to be experiencing what I am. I know  people find it interesting what we go through but it’s hard for me to find it interesting enough to blog about after two years. So I need to get back to basics. I need to think about what people who have never been to Hong Kong would find interesting or at least semi-interesting. I look at the Cleveland SGS blog that I know very well and find the various scenes of Cleveland fascinating and I think I need to be doing the same here.

I will try. With a kick up the backside and a fresh perspective from WordPress, Cleveland SGS and also the 365 Project. I will try.

Which leads me on to this mess of a lunch and a passing nod to my recent foray in Hot Sauce Williams in Cleveland. I get this delightful tray of earthly delights quite a lot from the International store at Cyberport. It’s breaded and fried pork, a dollop of mayo, two sushi rolls (this varies every day) and a slab of boiled rice with a Jackson Pollock helping of a soy sauce type thing all over the top. It’s lovely and fattening and delicious and it’s about $25 HKD which is about $3 USD/2.50Euros.

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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-Meterâ„¢ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 11 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 129 posts. There were 14 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 11mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 3rd with 156 views. The most popular post that day was Junk Boat Trip.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were hongkietown.com, lolainhongkong.blogspot.com, lusophoneworld.blogspot.com, ulaca-es.blogspot.com, and rpc.blogrolling.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for honkers, bonkers in honkers, honkers in bonkers, 500 hennessy road, and happy easter.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Junk Boat Trip September 2008
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2

About Us and This June 2008
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3

Work in Progress: 500 Hennessy Road August 2010
1 comment

4

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday August 2009
3 comments

5

Notes on Tokyo and Japan January 2010
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