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2012 in review

December 31, 2012

Guess what my number 1 resolution for 2013 is ? I’ve got to write a few more posts so that “Itaewon Prosititutes” is no longer the search term that brings me the most visitors. 🙂

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


2011 in review

January 1, 2012

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.


Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


2010 in review

January 2, 2011

The stats helper monkeys at 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 Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 39 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was September 26th with 79 views. The most popular post that day was Moonchae.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for shelleyscribbles, marilyn newman corner brook, shelley scribbles, “marilyn newman” corner brook, and anne marie shirran.

Attractions in 2010

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


Moonchae September 2010


Safety October 2010


Calling My Tribe October 2010


Fiction: Rosalie October 2010


The shorthand of culture October 2010



September 5, 2010

This morning, I went looking for my voice. My friend, Sean, has been gently nagging me over summer coffees, to start a blog. “You want to be a writer”, he said. ” Every writer should have a blog”. The truth is that I’m scared. I’ve been writing in dark corners, hunched over my words so that they were visible only to my own heart. Perhaps that is where they should stay. Over the summer, though,I kept thinking of what kind of blog I would write and what it might be named.

This morning, Sean and I met for coffee. ” Get out your laptop”, he said, and pushed me one toe over the line of indecision. I wanted to play with the idea of “voice” in the name of the blog. The Korean word for voice, “Moksori” has always sounded beautiful to me, and translates roughly to “throat sounds.” However, it doesn’t hold the same weight as “voice” does in English. “Moksori” is a physical thing, stripped of the layers of heart, mind and point of view that I wanted the word to carry.

With Sean’s help, I found the right Korean word – “Moonchae” , which makes me think of having tea in outer space. Not so far from what starting a blog feels like. However, it comes closer to meaning a “voice” that you might find, an attitude with which to color your words.

In the end, I went with Shelley Scribbles. It looms less, and feels more welcoming to a beginning writer. I don’t have to “find my voice” with every post. I just have to scribble. Hopefully, my voice will be under there, somewhere.