The Jeffersonia Blog’s 2010 in review

January 5, 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 This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,100 times in 2010. That’s about 22 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 30 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 185 posts. There were 38 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 11th with 84 views. The most popular post that day was Thomas Jefferson – Renaissance Man.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for three amigos, 5000 dollar bill, 3 amigos, founding fathers, and us seal.

Attractions in 2010

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


Thomas Jefferson – Renaissance Man November 2008


Founding Fathers and Money Pt V: E Pluribus unum March 2009
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Founding Fathers on Money Pt. III: Two-dollar bill ya’ll March 2009


Who were the Founding Fathers? February 2009


Monticello Paper Model January 2009

Madison Cracks Top 30

October 28, 2008

We’ve been playing Founding Fathers Football (ok, I just made that up) all season long by following HighschoolRivals Top 100 teams. As the regular season comes to a close for most teams, Madison claws its way further into the Top 30, with an undefeated 6-0 record. West Monroe climbs to number 30, also undefeated at 7-0. Hamilton, who had the weekend off, climb two spots to 33.

Despite crushing West Mifflin 42-7, TJ of Jefferson Hills, PA drops 3 spots to 54th this week. Independence of Charlotte, NC jumps forward to number 81 and Columbus of Miami is riding TJ’s wake at number 54.

For the Civil War version of Founding Fathers Football, Union is at 34 and Grant of Sacramento splits the south at 74.

Finally, the two Trinitys (at numbers 1 and 75) look like they will stand alone without a third for the season.

Source: HighschoolRivals
Photo courtesy of Saquan Stimpson

This Week at Monticello

October 15, 2008

Don’t miss the Apple Tasting event on Saturday the 18th beginning at 9:30 am at Tufton Farm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here. Last year’s winner? The mighty Albemarle Pippin of course!

If you like archeology (and who doesn’t!) head over to the Archeology Open House which will open their lab to the public between 10am and 4 pm. On display will be lots of cool stuff. Its free and be sure to wear comfortable shoes for one the 90 minute tours of the nearby archeological sites. Click here for more info.

Jeffersonia: The Best of September

October 5, 2008

Here is a roll call of the best of Jeffersonia for the month of September.

  • Historic Scotchtowne disputes the legend of being Dolly Madison’s birth home. Click here
  • TJ Apple of the Month: the Mighty Albemarle Pippin! Click here
  • America’s first ice cream recipe. Go here
  • Thomas Jefferson the comic book! Go here
  • James Madison’s ‘little Monticello” gets a Monticello-like renovation. Click here
  • John Adams wins an Emmy! Click here
  • TJ is 3rd fastest President! Go here
  • Clay Jenkinson is TJ on the Thomas Jefferson Hour. Go here Read the rest of this entry »

JD Does TJ

October 5, 2008

A post I did a little while back included this YouTube clip of JD Sutton doing his live performance as Thomas Jefferson.

Oldswede commented that he’s seen Mr. Sutton perform several times, and in his opinion, is the best active Jefferson impressionist out there today.

So in honor of oldswede, here is a repost of that clip:

TJ on YouTube

October 4, 2008

Found of couple of recent clips on YouTube that looked interesting. Have a look:

A walk around Monticello
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Commonwealth of Jeffersonia

September 30, 2008

Here’s a pop quiz for you

Jeffersonia is

  • a) a kick ass blog about Thomas Jefferson
  • b) a small, perrenial plant named after our 3rd President
  • c) a website and virtual community based loosely on the principles of Thomas Jefferson Read the rest of this entry »