A Look Back at the Most Viewed Posts of 2010

By Michelle Mather

Many bloggers take a look back at this time of year and review some of the topics that they covered. I thought it would be interesting to look at our blog stats and see which five posts were viewed the most over the past year …

The most read post of the past year was called “Cam’s Solar-Powered Chainsaw.” Cam wrote this post back in March as part of his ongoing “solar powered_____ (fill in the blank)___ appliance” series. As he pointed out in that post, when you live off-grid, all of your various electric appliances can be called “solar-powered!” In this case he describes using his electric chainsaw to cut his firewood in his never-ending quest to lower his carbon footprint!

The second most read post this year was the one entitled “It’s Official, Peak Oil is Real.” This post was also written in March and Cam shared how the International Energy Agency (IEA) is finally admitting that the world will hit a “plateau” in terms of oil production in 202o.

“The Real Unemployment Rate” was the third most read post of the year. It is a more recent post in which Cam considers the unemployment rate that is being reported and the real, much more disturbing one!

The fourth most read blog post was the one entitled “The Summer of My Wheat Obsession: Part II.” Cam shared his experiences attempting to grow, harvest and process his own wheat in his continuing effort to become more independent. As you might have read in that post, Cam gained a new appreciation for the work that combine harvesters do!

Lastly, the fifth most viewed post of the year was called “A Plan First, Plan B Second.” This post was written in May when Cam was feeling demoralized by the continuing catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico and he discussed the importance of making plans,  not only for the long-term but also for unforeseen circumstances.

Be sure to take a look if you missed any of these posts. Judging by the number of views, they’ve been our most popular ones!

Thanks to everyone who read this blog, subscribed to it and/or commented on posts during the past year.

Xmas Eve Skating on the Pond

Happy 2011 from our family to you and yours!

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