Best of 2009

Happy New Year! It is now 2010, and we’re heading into the fourth calendar year of Webmaster-Source. It has been a long year, as usual, filled with more than 35 archive pages worth of posts. That’s a lot, isn’t it?

On the other hand, as I went back through the archives, collecting notable posts from each month, it seemed like I had written them just yesterday…

Before we recap the the better posts from each of the previous year’s months, let’s take a look at December’s stats as of this writing, for the sake of later comparisons.

  • Page Views: 35,581
  • Unique Visitors: 28,240
  • RSS Subscribers: 574 (average over 30 days)
  • PageRank: 4
  • Posts: 1,033
  • Comments: 2,766
  • Akismet Spam Comments Blocked (to date): 143,381

My toolbar PageRank dropped again, but does anyone honestly care about that statistic? My RSS subscribers are up, and the numbers spent a good few months in the 600s as well.

Oh, and I have posted nearly 5,000 tweets in accumulate. Hopefully I’ll have hit that nice round number by the time you read this. :)


January…the release of my third WordPress plugin, Favorites Menu Manager. In case you haven’t discovered it yet, it allows you to add and remove items from the little dropdown menu in the upper right corner of your WordPress Admin.




You’d be surprised how many people (on a daily basis) fall for last year’s April Fools Day post; it’s one of my most-trafficked pages now.


This month I released Tweetable, a WordPress plugin for integrating Twitter into your blog. As Alex King’s “Twitter Tools” plugin had been starting to feel a little dated, I created an alternative that took a different approach.








As I said the last two years: bring on the new year! I look forward to another year of blogging, and I have some plans up my sleeve that will make things a little more…interesting. I hope you will all stick around and continue reading.