Number 750

This is entry number 750 in this online journal. I’d like to take a little bit of time to archive some data. It is one of my peculiar imbecilities that I love meaningless statistics. Therefore, consider these statistics:

Every journal entry falls into at least one of sixteen categories. This is how many journal entries have fit into each one of these categories:

  1. Photography – 295
  2. Friends – 269
  3. Life – 238
  4. Family – 98
  5. Religion – 63
  6. ISU Football – 41
  7. Jaycees – 40
  8. Movies – 39
  9. Blogging 33
  10. Sports – 25
  11. Work – 25
  12. House – 24
  13. Writing – 23
  14. Comedy – 20
  15. Politics – 17
  16. History – 12

If you measure popularity by how many times a picture is viewed, these are the 10 (or so) most popular pictures in my Artistic Gallery.



#1. Outburst of the Soul (26 Views)


#2. Untitled (23 Views)


#3. Grizzly McAlpine (22 Views)


#3. Untitled (22 Views)


#5. Untitled (21 Views)


#5. Jen Smoking (21 Views)


#7. UnHingd Publicity Still (20 Views)


#8. 1900 (19 Views)


#8. Untitled – (19 Views)


#10. Campanile Self Portrait – (18 Views)


#10. US30 East of Ogden – (18 Views)

I know these numbers are somewhat controlled by the length of time a picture has been in the Artistic Gallery, but I am pleased by the number of black and white images that are high in popularity.

But it begs the question, what is the most popular subject in the Snapshot Gallery. What do people like to see from the “Daily Grind of My Existence”?



#1. Jesse and I with the World’s Largest Cheeto – (25 Views)


#2. Jesse with a Bob’s Dog – LeMars, Iowa (23 Views)


#3. Jesse and in backstage of the Surf Ball Room – (21 Views)


#4. Shannon reading a map on our first road trip to Backbone. (19 Views)


#4. Sumrall catching a pass against A&M. I think this picture is so popular because it was a popular picture to get spammed when I was having spamming problems with the galleries.


#6. Jesse at the Surf Ball Room – (18 Views)


#6. Jesse kissing the Blarney Stone – (18 Views)


#8. Jesse and I in Clinton on The Eastern Iowa Road Trip – (17 Views)


#8. Jen and Shannon making some kind of deal at Bonne Finken – (17 Views)


#8. Cousin Amy, Sara and Jen at Bonne Finken – (17 Views)


#8. Jesse and Jay on The Eastern Iowa Road Trip – (17 Views)


#8. Robert enjoying the view of the Mississippi River in Balltown – (17 Friends)


#8. Jesse videotaping Big Jesus – (17 Views)


#8. Jesse and I at the Sgt. Floyd Memorial – (17 Views)

I think what I have learned from this exercise is that people like to see Jesse and I having adventures. I think I’ll have to look into us having a few more adventures in 2010!

I will have to check back in on this when I hit journal entry number 1,000.