Archive for January 2nd, 2011

January 2, 2011

At the outset of a New Year let’s recognize the impossible…

by Rod Smith

There are some things a person simply cannot do for or to another person, no matter how much commitment there is, how noble are the goals, how much effort or determination is involved, or how significant the need.

This is especially true when people are in love, a condition where people are most inclined to believe in their power to change another person.

It is impossible to make another person:

1. Be happy or fulfilled, angry, change, succeed or fail.
2. Become healthier. (This does not mean that two people cannot work toward their individual health together. It means that one person cannot make another person grow in any manner.)
3. Love you, want you, need you, miss you, or trust you.
4. Love, want, need, miss or be glad to see someone else.
5. See, feel or think in a certain manner for an enduring period.
6. See the light, or get some sense into their lives.
7. Lose or gain weight, save money, want or not want sex.
8. Use or stop using drugs, alcohol and cigarettes or bad language.

January 2, 2011

2010 in review – From WordPress, not from Rod

by Rod Smith

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. The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 8 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 243 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1167 posts. There were 110 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 40mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day ever (all years) was July 17, 2008 with 1732 views. The most popular post that day was Best things you can do if your husband says he doesn’t love you…. a woman (Ann) writes…!.

Where did they come from?

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

Some visitors came searching, mostly for difficult relationships, manipulation in relationships, rodney smith , what to do when your husband doesn’t love you anymore, and when your husband doesn’t love you.

Attractions in 2010

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


Best things you can do if your husband says he doesn’t love you…. a woman (Ann) writes…! January 2008


When your husband says he doesn’t love you anymore or want to be married anymore…… November 2006


My husband told me last night that he did not love me anymore… May 2007


My wife and best friend had an affair….. November 2007


Three poisons for love: Manipulation, Intimidation, and Domination March 2006