Here's my review and recap of 2009.
- January 27: I attend my first - maybe my only - Plant-O-Rama at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
- March 4: Robert Guskind, founder of Gowanus Lounge, dies.
- May 2009: I attend the Chicago Spring Fling meetup of garden bloggers.
- July 29: The City Council approves the Flatbush Rezoning Plan, a story I've been tracking for years on this blog.
- February 2: I presented on Community Blogging at Historic District Council's monthly Coffee Talk series.
- March 12: I was a Neighborhood Association honoree at the Flatbush Development Corporation's 34th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.
- May 2009: This blog reaches 100,000 visitors.
- June 25: I'm among the community leader honorees at Brooklyn Community Board 14's Annual New Member Reception & Awards Ceremony, the first time bloggers were recognized.
- Fall 2009: Completed my Certificate in Horticulture from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Number of tweets posted: 2,025 tweets, 5.8 tweets per day.
Overall statsNumber of posts published: 120, averaging 1 post every 3 days, half the number I posted in 2008.
31,252 people visited this blog during 2009, 73% were new visitors. There were 38,278 visits, a slight increase over 2008's 32,073.
Most ViewedAccording to Google Analytics, from which I've collected these stats, "unique page views" are the number of visits during which a page was viewed. Page views are higher, since the same page may be viewed multiple times during a single visit. Unique pageviews, however, doesn't distinguish multiple visits from the same person or IP address.
- Robert Guskind, founder of Gowanus Lounge, 1958-2009, 2009-03-05, 1,990 visits
- Sphecius speciosus: Eastern Cicada Killer, 2009-08-18, 375 visits
- First Cherry in bloom at BBG, 2009-03-18, 367 visits
- Flatbush Rezoning Proposal certified, enters public review process, 2009-03-02, 331 visits
- And too close to call:
- Native Plant Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2009-06-09, 12 comments
- Robert Guskind, founder of Gowanus Lounge, 1958-2009, 2009-03-05, 11 comments
- Blessing of the Animals, Chelsea Community Church, 2009-10-11, 8 comments
- Multi-way tie with 7 comments each: