Tag Archives: stats

What’s the point of blogging?

Blogging is a commitment… it takes time, energy and work to produce a respectable blog. What starts as a free site often begins to cost money and, every so often, you will wonder whether or not the returns are worth … Continue reading

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Just sayin’… the ups and downs of blogging

So the Happiness Engineers have obviously been tinkering. Again. The blogging community is just getting on with it. Have we given up railing against the changes, or are we just grumbling away quietly, knowing we are at the mercy of … Continue reading

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The Schrödinger effect – Top 10 posts of 2017? Yeah, right…

The Schrödinger effect… to be alive and dead at the same time…. That pretty much sums me up as a writer. Although, if I had to make a judgement call, I would probably err on the side of ‘dead’…or that’s … Continue reading

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The Schrödinger effect – Top 10 writing related posts 2017

Why the Schrödinger effect? Because words on a page, be that in a book or on a screen, reflect the living imagination of the writer, but are dead until a reader’s imagination gives them life. For the writer, no matter … Continue reading

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The Echo from the acorn

These pages may be no mighty oak, but the rest of the quote seems to fit. I mentioned this morning the sad, slow beginnings of this blog, with its whole six views in its first year. The blog has grown … Continue reading

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The whole stats thing…

The holiday stats went up and down, you read…or chose not to read… the end of year report from WordPress. You may have looked with longing at the likes/comments/followers of other blogs…or you may not actually give a hoot how … Continue reading

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The dog-eared blogger

I remember starting blogging and looking with absolute awe at those bloggers who had followers. Any followers. Those who had followers numbering into the impossible realms of four figures must, I thought, be famous people… writers, artists, social commentators. Or, … Continue reading

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Take two…the accidental blogger

“Why do you blog?” “Why did you start blogging?” Those are questions frequently asked; they cropped up a good few times at the Bloggers Bash recently and are often asked in interviews. For me the answers are simple… I started … Continue reading

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The stats thing

I’ve been blogging a little while now and long since gave up the initial obsession with the Stats page. When you first find it, right at the start and people are actually reading your page it is something of a … Continue reading

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Note from the small dog… on the annual review…

Crunchy? There I was thinking it was bones… but no, she’s just had the annual WordPress review.  You can have a look if you like. It makes you blink a bit… I mean, Sydney Opera House is all very well, … Continue reading

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