2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com 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 6,600 times in 2010. That’s about 16 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 51 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 158 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 22mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 16th with 99 views. The most popular post that day was A Closer Look Into Ghana’s First Oil. A Blessing or Curse?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, ghanablogging.com, globalvoicesonline.org, and kojobaffoe.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for free sms to ghana, google baraza, red phone, taurian deveaux, and ghanamixtapes.com.

Attractions in 2010

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


A Closer Look Into Ghana’s First Oil. A Blessing or Curse? December 2010
3 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,


Google’s Gmail Free SMS in Ghana March 2010
1 comment


Google Baraza – Q&A for Africa October 2010


Sandi Owusu’s Diva Delicious Line…. May 2010


About Mac-Jordan January 2010

TEDxHarambe, Accra. Ghana – New Capitalism

On November 04, 2010; there will be an independent TEDx event; TEDxHarambe for young Tech & Social Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executives in Accra, Ghana.

The theme for the one-day event is on; “New Capitalism”. The programme will run from 12 pm – 7 pm at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Accra – No. 54 Independence Ave. near Ridge Roundabout.

TEDxHarambe - New Capitalism


See Press Release from TEDxHarambe for more information.

Ghana’s young entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and corporate executives will gather in Accra to listen to and exchange ideas of how social value can be created through enterprise under the theme “New Capitalism” on November 4, 2010.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHarambe, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxHarambe, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

TEDxHarambe will feature entrepreneurs whom apart from profit seek a second bottom line through their business ventures.  Speakers like Stuart Gold (Founder/CEO, Trashy Bags), Jim Brenner (CEO, Broadcove Partners), Mr. Kafui Prebbie (CEO, 1village Africa), Yaw Owusu (Founder/MD, Gateway Innovations), Sander Smits van Oyen (MD, Sovec Fund), Dr. Dennis Larkin (Superintendent, Lincoln Community School).

Also on the bill are Kimathi Kuenyehia Sr (Managing Partner, Kimathi & Kimathi Corporate Attorneys), Kofi Bentil (Coordinator, mPedigree), Chiedza Makonnen (CEO, Afrodesiac Worldwide & Revolutionary Underground), Vincent Amponsah (Director, IDP Rising Schools Program), Muhtar Bakara (Publisher, Kachifo Ltd), Elorm Goh (CEO, Food Transactions Ltd) will share how they are using new technologies, new models, and new ideas to not only create economic value but social value as well, something we call, New Capitalism.

TEDxHarambe is a FREE and open event for anyone who is interested in using their skills, talent and resources to better Ghana and Africa as a whole.  Young entrepreneurs and people with an active interest in utilizing creativity for development are encouraged to attend.

TEDxHarambe is organized by Harambe Ghana and Business Minds Investment Club (BMIC) and is sponsored by Unilever Ghana, Coca Cola Bottling Company, Voltic Ghana Ltd., Broad Cove Partners, WEBS Design, Business and Financial Times, Jungle Productions, IBurst Africa, Livestream, Augies Hotel, and Zepto, with the support of United Way Ghana and Orchid Hospitality Management Services.

It will run from 12 pm – 7 pm at the College of Physicians and Surgeons; Accra – No. 54 Independence Ave. near Ridge Roundabout.

Visit www.tedxharambe.com for more information or email us at tedxharambe@gmail.com.  The event will be streamed live on the website and at http://www.livestream.com/tedx2

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#DearFutureWife Trending…

Whiles sited on the rear-seat of the rickety-newly-painted State Transport [STC] coach from Accra-to-Takoradi yesterday, I kept reading funny and silly tweets from around twitterdom [twitter world] on the trending topics; #DearFutureWife & #DearFutureHusband.

#DearFutureWife Trend

In my opinion, I saw those trending topics as;

Single men and women  expressing their unrealistic expectations to their future, imaginary mates.”

I decided to participate in the fun, though silly as someone tweeted in response. I’ve set a few expectations for a “future wife” and I felt it’s very necessary she and all prospectives know about them a few years in advance. Somebody may ask; “What if she’s not on twitter?

Well, I’m not cyber dating/hunting for a prospective wife but when the need be, why not?

One of my tweets reads;

#dearfuturewife ; Sincerely tweeting, dont worry about changing; For I loved u the very moment I saw you. Have I found one yet? #Justsaying

I found it very challenging when people started tweeting about useless stuffs but I still kept mine on a positive note. I felt like tweeting about my desire for Smirnoff Lemon Vodka;

#DearFutureWife : Don’t complain when I’m sitting all by myself w/ a full bottle of #Smirnoff Lemon Vodka pondering over an action!

Before this post, I read from Divine Expression’s blog about how disheartened she’s about marriage and couldn’t work up the effort to truly participate in the trend.

I decided to call it a day by tweeting my last #dearfuturewife tweet;

Last #dearfuturewife tweet : I will be sure to support anything you want to do but don’t EVER piss on my dream. Got, that 🙂

You can read interesting posts and more from the Ghana Blogging Group, a Ghanaian blogging evolution creating awareness about citizen journalism…!

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Making The Most of Twitter


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On July 23, 2009; I did a blog-post [My Love for Facebook Is Decreasing; I’m Twit-ter-ing NOW] on my new found social media platform; Twitter and how it’s positively influencing my social life. Just this morning, I caught a post on my tweet radar on; “Making the most of Twitter”.

Back to page #1. What is Twitter?

Laura-Jane Rich a freelance TV presenter with many hours of live experience, specialising in technology & music describes Twitter as; “a micro-blog, or a mini online diary, where you can type the answer to “What Are You Doing?” in 140 characters or less as frequently as you like.

It is now proving more than the passing fad some thought it to be when it started in 2006.  Part of the reason it has become so popular is that people tweet from the web, mobile, or by SMS.

Nowadays there are two main ways people use it – either posting or “tweeting” yourself – or just following the tweets other people write. This is similar to writing a status update on Facebook so you can see what others are up to, or talking about, and vice versa.

Question No #2. How Do I get started?

You have to sign up [register] first for the service and get started by simply typing the answer to “What’s happening?“, “What’s you doing?What’s new with you?” or “any interesting news/data worth sharing and reading…

After logging in, find and follow others by clicking on their @name or by

@MacJordaN profile with Followers & Tweets Updates

searching for them with their email address or real names. Once you hit “follow“, their updates (or tweets) will show up on your homepage in chronological order, along with the other people you follow.

People who subscribe to your updates are called “Followers“. See how many I have underneath my profile picture.

You can continue reading more here Making the most of Twitter and other social media posts here; Accra Conscious Forever Blog…!

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