2010 in Review

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 Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 42 posts. There were 83 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 86mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 25th with 54 views. The most popular post that day was twists_barelyvisible.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were crown-n-glory.blogspot.com, hairlyobsessed.blogspot.com, hairmilk.com, meetup.com, and newlynatural.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for love peace and hair grease, teeny weeny afro styles, curlformers, peace and hair grease, and whipped shea butter for hair.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

I whipped Shea Butter. February 2010
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2

$$ spent in 2010 February 2010
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3

about me. January 2010

4

Style to Try: Flat Twist Out February 2010

2009 in review: last relaxer.

2009 was similar to 08 except that I REALLY began to dislike the need to spend a ton of time maintaining a straight ‘do when my hair is NOT meant to be straight.

I experimented with co-washing, more braidouts/twistouts, wash-n-go’s… I even tried a ponytail rollerset (pic below). Most of the time, my hair was kept in a ponytail (pic below). July 2009 was the last time I relaxed my hair (see pic with me a two other girls for hair length in July).

Since then, I primarily did wash-n-gos but did commit to braidout when I was going out somewhere (see crazy pic of me below- August 2008). In October, I paid to have extension braids done… first time in about 4 years (me with a friend.. I’m wearing a black shawl)! I hated the look… it looked so fake. I took the braids down after 6 weeks.

In December 09, I asked a friend to kinky twist my hair. It was the first time she’v ever done kinky twists before but I LOVED the look. So much so that I asked her re-do the front portion (Jan. 24). The pic below doesn’t do the style the justice it deserves (a dark pic… wearing a cream-colored sweater!

2008 in review: major hair cut, year of hair issues

In 2008, I was too busy to keep up with my hair. I guess that’s what working full-time while attending business school does to a woman. I spent 2008 worrying about thinning edges, worrying about thinning ends, dealing with shedding/breakage, all while struggling to find a way to maintain a low-maintenance hair care routine that delivered good results.

Here are a few pics that sum up 2008… fresh relaxer pic (green shirt, hair cut in March 08 (black shirt), that grew back significantly by September 08 (white shirt)  day out on the beach, and protective styling (black shirt).