2010 at Poumista

WordPress sent me a nice e-mail saying my Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Here are some of the other bits of juicy information they fed me.

The top referring sites in 2010 were rooieravotr, Harry’s Place, Lady Poverty, and On a Raised beach.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for trotsky, triangle shirtwaist fire, poumista, tina modotti, and leon trotsky.

I want to also thank all the bloggers who linked to me, and all the non-bloggers who visited and commented. Especially deserving of thanks are Peter, Michael Ezra, Entdinglichung, Darren, Petey, Roland, Kellie, Andy, Martin and Carl.

Comment of the year, from Lenin: “poumista, Unlike the crawling wankers above, I hate your blog and couldn’t care less whether you give a link or a reference on this piece of shit. All the best, len”.

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


Poumshawoom July 2010


Histories March 2009


Leon Trotsky drinking Mexican coffee November 2009


Orwell turning in his grave? April 2010


Christopher Hitchens and Robert Service talk Trotsky August 2009

Finally, below the fold are some miscellaneous links of no particular new year relevance.

He should talk: Gene and Emma Goldman on Lenin.

Waterloo Sunset on what’s wrong with the liberal left:

1) Constant bleating about ‘violence’, which seems to cover everything from broken windows to trying to break out of a kettle to looking at a policeman a bit funny.  Extra minus points for citing Gandhi.  Gandhi’s entire ideological perspective was based round the idea of trying to suffer more than his opponents.  If that’s your thing, knock yourself out.  (Or let the enemy do it for you possibly).  But don’t lecture people because they don’t want to martyr themselves for your precious sensibilities.  See also arguments about who ‘threw the first punch’, as if demonstrators and the state start with a clean slate every time.  The only exception to this is sometimes ‘historical violence’.  Which is why Labour Councils can set up monuments to the International Brigade while calling for the full force of the law to be used against physical force antifascists in the here and now.

James Bloodworth and Engels on Laurie Penny. Sorry kids, wait for the old gits. More from Mikey E.

Slack Bastard: on the Wobblies and the history of white people and 19th century anarchist violence.

HarpyMarx on Jayaben Desai and on women’s suffrage.

Published in: on January 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Thanks for the friendly thanks:-) And beyond that, thanks for all the enlightenment the links you put here have given and continue to give me. Best wishes for the new year, and (no I ain’t no centrist, there’s some disagreement between us there…):-P )anarchist greetings:-)

  2. Peter, thank you in particular for your new year post a year ago, where you said some very nice things about my blog and some interesting things about anarchism and socialism, which I struggled through in google’s robot translation!

  3. “James Bloodworth and Engels”.

    Gosh, you’re too kind.

  4. Here is to another great year Poumista! Keep up the great work!

  5. 100 thanks for the thanks, but 101 thanks for the blog, really it’s first class stuff.

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  7. Thank you for taking time to share this information with everyone.

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