First blogger ever?

Do you know his name?

 

He started his blog all alone.

 

Then he searched and gain one follower.

 

Slowly he founded more followers.

 

After a while he gained a whole bunch of followers, who in return recomended many more to follow the first blogger ever.

 

The blogger wandered his own way, with a lot of help from his followers, who spread his posts.

 

The blogger became really popular and his posts were spread everywhere. He had his own voice. He was something new, the followers thought.

 

All followers and bloggers know what happens to popular bloggers, right?

 

Yes, exactly right. The trolls came.

 

They try to shut his blog down. They even try to talk him down. They called him names, but he left them without answer. He defeated them with his silence.

 

The trolls were such horror evils, that his followers didn’t know how to put a stop to the madness and the bullying. They were sad enough far too scared to think straight.

 

The trolls did finally find a way to put the first blogger ever down. They killed him in public.

 

So they thought anyway…

 

But as you know. A blogger never gives his dream up, and neither did the first blogger ever.

 

He and his first follower are to thank for carrying forward the first blogposts ever, until this day and probably forever.

 

Do you know his name?

The first blogger ever?

 

Anna 2015-04-03

 

If He comes back, will we notice Him? (Sold)

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Reasons To Stop… Reasons To Not…

Good decision! I think we all have those thoughts now and then, but I always come to the same answer and reasons for continuing. It’s too fun to stop. I talk with so many nice people here in the blogsphere. I think blogging interaction is a world peace project 🙂
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But I Smile Anyway...

I sit here often, thinking of taking a break.

A blogging break.

A real one.

You know, no visiting blogs, writing, reading, interacting… nothing.

Yet I can’t do it.

I think of the reasons to stop, yet there are arguments that voice themselves, making me think I can’t just up and disappear.

Reasons to stop

  • Real life is manic – whose isn’t though, eh!
  • My kids need to see me doing things rather than being on a pc or laptop a lot of the time… am I setting a good example?
  • That WIP isn’t going to get itself finished
  • Certain people think maybe I’m more involved in my online life than reality
  • No one is really going to miss me that much – I am one of millions of bloggers out there, there is plenty to read without my mindless ramblings

Reasons to not

  • I love my blogily
  • Reading and…

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This is why I’m not on fb

In the early 1980’s I saw a movie on tv that I never forgot. It was certainly not an “Oscar-film” in any way. That is not why I remember the movie.

It was the content, the message, the lesson about human behavior that got stucked in my head.

This memory of the film has helped me through the years to recognize bad structures, that can go very wrong when the wrong leaders pull the strings.

I re-saw (is that a word?) the film couple of years ago and it strucked me how up to date the film message is. I didn’t regret at all not to participating in any kind of closed social media that requires registration to enter.

If I want to join something I want to know what I join and I never join things that cut some people off from participating.

Today many social media plattforms requires registration before you can make yourself a picture of what you are about to join. Oh, then you say, you can always regret and do an unregistration. No, I will still be there in case I should regret again and want to re-join the group. (At least people that tried to exit forever say that’s how it works)

I have no possibility to examine what I’m about to join before I join. I don’t join such groups and when people tell me “oh, you’re not on fb, then you don’t get our news…bla bla bla” as if I’m stupid being outside such great communtiy, I just get even more suspicious of the structures this kind of platform are building.

But wp requires registration, you might say. Yes it does if you start a blog or want to comment and like posts. But if you just want to read and follow blogs everyone can do it without registration. Everyone online is welcome to read open blogs on wp. Everyone has a possibility to explore what wp is about before a decision to open an account.

That’s how I ended up on wp. I read friends blogs and thought it was a nice place, so I decided to open a blog of my own and thanks to that I met all you my wp friends. I haven’t regret it so far.

In Sweden very many people live their lives through fb and that scares me. They think it’s a natural way to live and communicate. Every one that’s not on fb don’t exist in their minds.

I don’t mind being outside that fb madness myself, but I wonder how our future society will be if we cut people out from daily life just because you’re not in the same sorority as the fb’s?

We are still excluding, categorizing people and killing people because of who they are. We are still stuck in the same structures that made it possible for dark forces to rule the world.

If you got three quarters of an hour, please look at this movie and tell me if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say, when I say that the movie tells a story about us today and not some history dark force idiots.

You can also just skip this post and move on.

I just wanted to tell why I’m not on any other social media than wp.

Things that’s not open to everyone is suspicious to me. The things we must hide from people is trollish, if Trolls comes out in the open sun, they burst. Think about that for a while 🙂

And to be clear, I don’t mind if you joined social media, it’s your choice and mine is to not enter that area. We are all different and we all have different reasons to make choices. That is how it should be.

Have a great day ya all!

Anna

How on earth did this happen?

Stats are a fun thing. If you blog for increasing stats you might find this interesting. If you blog for fun and meet new nice wp friends then this won’t interest you a bit.

When you begin  your blog journey the stats are interesting. How many read your blog? From how many countries? What do they read? Such stats can be helpful if you don’t know where your blogging is going or if you don’t know what do fill your blog with.

In the beginning you will jump high of happiness every time your stats increase just a little bit. A new follower! One more view than you had yesterday! A new country flag in your stats!

After a while you might get greedy and the stats data occupies your mind. How can I grow my blog? You already write excellent posts, but too few seems to find your genius writing and your perfect pictures. How come? 

You try to follow new blogs in the hope of them finding your blog and follow back. You try to visit as many posts as you can and press like on the ones you like in hope of them liking your posts back.

You find big blogs and try to interact by follow, liking and leave comments in hope of many of the big blogs readers notice you and pay your little blog a visit.

All this will effect your stats, but it won’t grow your blog to enormous stats in comparison to your efforts of following other blogs and leave likes on millions of posts.

I think you will find that your active time for achieving big stats will erase your fun time blogging. 

So how can you draw attention to your blog and still have fun?

Visit and read blogs that you find interesting. Check out the comments on posts that interests you. Make comments where you find you have something to say. A Howdy over at Jims blog is quite enough to start a nice conversation fo an example. You will find manynice  people to talk to. Most of them will answer your comments if you’re not rude. 

That will grow your blog in long terms, not fast but steady and slow. 

The real boom stats effect often comes when doing what I just wrote and on top of that press like on other commenters comments that you like. That’s the real Here I am, I have a blog that you might want to visit-trick. It surprises me everytime when I have done a visit other blogs and take time to read and like other comments-session.

It’s amazing cause I haven’t even done a new post then for. While. Still new people find it worth visit my blog with several days old posts to read.

Yesterday evening I took a one and a half hour reading blogs time including reading comments and like them. Today after hlf a day it looks like this in the stats.


A normal day without posting a new post I have about 50-60 views or less. A day with a new post the stats shows around 100 views. Today it’s already up at over 180 views without new posts so far. I will mess this stats up now when I press publish on this post though.

So my conclusion is. Never mind stats. Blog and have fun! 

Anna

Sunshine Blogger Award

Thomas at aspiblog nominated this blog, so I owe him and the rest of you an answer. here it goes.


The Sunshine Blogger Award is for bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring as they spread sunshine to the blogging community.
Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you with a blog post and a link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Thanks to Thomas at Aspiblog for the nomination.

Here’s my answers to the questions:

1.  If you could restore one place that exists only as an archaeological site to perfect condition what would it be?

One of the ancient art places.

2. If you remove from existence one current organization which would it be?

None. I think people in every organization there is should take self responsibility to not act in ways that hurt any other people or the nature. I’m not to judge how people choose to organize themselves. But we have all a responsibility to say what we think and respect others who say what they think and not hurt them just because they think different than ourselves.

3. What is the most amazing sporting performance you have ever witnessed?

Mr Ingmar Stenmark’s downhill sporting in the 70’s and 80’s. My whole country stopped and holded breathe when he was in the slope.


I have to add the Wimbledon finals between Borg and McEnroe to that list too.

4. Who is your favourite author of fiction?

Right know mr Harry Martinson and his space epos Aniara because I’m doing some drawings inspired from that book.

5. Pick one word beginning with each letter of the alphabet that is particularly associated with your life.

I skip this question. I can’t sort out my thoughts that well in this matter.

6. An alien visitor offers to give you the solution to one of humanity’s great unsolved problems: which one do you ask for?

I’m greedy. I want two problems solved. Poverty and starvation. If we solve those two problems we won’t have any other problems because I think then we finally learn to live in peace.

7. If traveling were free, where would you like to go? 

I’m happy where I am. But if travelling were possible without negative consequences for climate I would visit every art place in the world and if universe is filled with art, I would go there too 😉

8. If you could have a dinosaur renamed in your honour which one would it be?

A whole new undiscovered species called Annasaurus, who had the ability to make art on the cave walls,hahaha 😀

–the last three questions are based on the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs – :

9. You are able to save one music CD from the waves as you scramble ashore – what would you like to be on it? (If you want to go above and beyond and make the full eight music choices around which the actual programme is built be my guest!)

Do I have a CD player rescued from the waves? In that case something classic that is impossible to get tired of.

10. Choose three books that would help you pass the time on the island (the real thing restricts castaways to one choice, giving them The Bible and The Complete Works of Shakespeare whether they want them or not).

Yea, bible and Shakespeare seems like good company. The third, I don’t know. There’s so many. But maybe I would want the space epos Aniara in 4. with me if I haven’t finished my drawings.

11. Choose one luxury item (it should not be too useful, but I am not going to be harsh on that, and I will allow a little latitude in the matter of what the main item has with it – e.g if you select a camera, as I would, it comes with a spare battery, as well as the fully charged one that is currently in there).

Something I can make art with endlessy.

I brake the rule that says I should nominate 11 bloggers. I nominate all of you who wants to answer following questions:

1. How close to your dreams of life are you?
2. If you’re not close, what’s stopping you getting there?
3. If you’re close, how did you get there?
4. What achievements in life are you proud of?
5. How do you find courage to not always follow the main stream?
6. Who and/or what do you use as a map in your life to find the right ways?
7. Are you normal? (This is a trick question. I haven’t met anyone yet who claimed they’re perfectly fit for the definition of normal, so I wonder what is normal?)
8. What do you believe is gonna save our planet from humans destroying the planet?
9. What’s important in life for you?
10. Do you support friends and family in difficult times or do you run away scared of the situation?
11. What did you think of these questions? Please answer honestly. Asking questions is not my strong side at all.

Good luck with this challenge!

Anna

Winter greetings from Trosa Sweden

Jim wanted to see some winter pictures. Don’t ask me why someone wants to see winter pics when so many long for Spring. But as you know, Jim is one of our friendly blogger in the community so of course I show some pics from my city in white.



Freezing temps this weekend. Minus 12 C, but when Spring sun coming up it’s more like 4-5 minus C. 

Have a great start of the week 🙂

Anna

Blogger Recognition Award

I’ve got a lovely nomination from Thomas at aspiblog. I’m usually have very little time for awards, but sometimes I find a little time to answer, so here my answer goes:


These are the requirements for those who wish to participate in the Blogger Recognition Award:

1. Show your gratitude to the person who nominated you and provide a link back to the person’s blog.


Thanks Thomas at aspiblog for the nomination.

2. Give a brief story on your blog.

My blog started as a showroom for my art. Then I found out about the lovely community built by you all, readers/bloggers and started to interact with you. At the same time our local politicians started to make unwise decisions that will destroy our nature. That made me also use the blog platform to tell the world about us not following the Paris agreement. So today my blog is about art, saving nature and if course a bog reason to talk to you 🙂

3. Share two or more pieces of advice for beginner bloggers.

a) have fun when you blog
b) don’t wish to grow your blog if you don’t have endless time available
c) check out Thomas excellent advice

4. Choose 10 other bloggers to nominate. 

I nominate all of you bloggers that never received a nomination before. Here’s your first nomination 🙂

5. Comment on each blog, letting them know they’ve been nominated and provide a link to your award post.

I won’t do that cause I don’t know who you are yet 😉

Anna

Meet & greet at 2200 followers milestone :)

We are now over 2200 follwers of this blog. I can’t believe those numbers and actually I think I’m right. I don’t tink 2200 individuals constantly follows my blog. I think the number show how many that have pressed the follow button or chosed the email follow alternative. I think many of them forgot all about it after a while but didn’t go back to unpress follow button.

But anyway it’s very nice too se how many of you that is actually here talking to me and read my post. I try to do my best to read your interesting blogs when I have time.

Don’t wish your blog to grow if you don’t have unlimited time for blogging. 

I learn so much from you all so thanks for being here.

Let’s have a meet & greet at this 2200 follower milestone.

Leave your link to your blog or any other blog that you want bloggers to visit.

Check out the links others have pasted in the comments and you will find new blogs and they will find you if you leave a like and or a comment or two.

Interacting is the best way to find readers to your blog and the best ways finding nice people in the blog sphere 🙂

Happy blogging

Anna

 

How to get a boom milestone

Stats are fun sometimes. 

Stay away from blogging couple days and your stats will drop for sure.

Then return to blogging and create some posts and then visit some of your friends blogs to read, leave likes and comments.

What happens?

This


A wow milestone until you check the stats


A fairly normal blog day in stats.

But it’s fun getting boom milestones anyway even if it’s kind of fake.

Anna

Happy new blogging year :)

I’ve been here on wp since 2012 and this is my journey from then until now.

Jag har hängt här på wp sedan 2012 och här följer min blogghistoria från då till nu.

First I was afraid, I was petrified…

Första årets närvaro här framkallade i det närmaste rädsla och skräck


I used the blog platform only as a showroom for my art. As you see, no likes, almost no comments and compared to my views stats today very few views and visitors.

Jag använde bloggen enbart som showroom för min konst. Som ni ser, inga likes, nästan inga kommentarer och ganska få visningar jämfört med dagens statistik för min blogg.


My blog didn’t reach out very far either. Mostly Sweden visits/views. 

Min blogg nådde inte särskilt långt ut i världen när det gäller visningar och besök.

It didn’t get much better the next year 2013, but you can see some improvements in stats. 

Nästkommande år visade upp små förbättringar i statistiken.


I got likes and comments! That was fun, but still scary. I didn’t really know what to do with   comments. Was I supposed to answer them or just let them be?

Det året dök det upp kommentarer och gilla-markeringar på bloggen. Kommentarer skrämde mig fortfarande. Skulle jag besvara dem eller låta dem bara stå där?


Fortfarande toppade Sverige flagglistan.

Sweden still was in the top of the flaglist.

The third year I started to get something about blogging, but I still didn’t get the idea of interacting.

Tredje året började jag fatta lite mer av bloggandet men jag fattade fortfarande inte att interaktionen med andra bloggare kunde öppna upp helt nya dimensioner av bloggandet.


I was glad for the increasing stats. I didn’t know it was possible to get even higher numbers than this.

Jag tyckte dessa siffror i statistiken var enorma för min lilla blogg. Jag fattade inte att det gick att få ännu högre siffror.


Sweden was still on top of the flaglist but more countries showed up in the flaglist. I was on something the end of this year.

Sverige höll fortfarande topplaceringen i flagglistan, men fler länder dök upp på listan det året. Jag hade komit något på spåren i slutet av det året.

I discovered the interacting!

Jag upptäckte interaktionen!


Just look att the booming stats. I got,what I felt, millions of likes, comments and views.

Kolla statistikhöjningen. Jag fick miljoner gilla, kommentarer och visningar, kändes det som.


The flaglist looked totally different that year. My blog had traveled out in the world.

Flagglistan hade förändrat utseende. Min blogg nådde ut world wide.

Was this possible to to top?

Gick det att toppa detta år?


Yes it did. By interact a little bit more.

Ja då, det gick genom att interagera lite till.


Det året hade flagglistan ca 100 länder totalt.

About 100 countries showed up in the flaglist.

Was that possible to increase?

Gick det att nå ut till ännu fler länder?



Yes it did. The total flaglist shows 146 countries for 2017 blog year.

Jäpp. Flagglistan för 2017 innehåller 146 olika länder, som besökt bloggen.

What do I want to say about this stats journey?

Vad vill jag säga med denna statistikresa?


Vi börjar alla från scratch och det är vad vi själva gör som påverkar statistiken.

All of us starts from scratch and it is what we do that effects the stats.


Happy new blogging year!

Anna

December 10 2017 Nobel Prize day

Today it’s the Nobel Prize day. Big official day in Sweden for many. For me it’s just an ordinary day, but I think it’s nice and important to give smart people some attention for their efforts in science, litterateur and peace. The Nobel prize day is such attention day.

We are all smart people and we are all capable of making efforts for good causes. I think blogging is a constant ongoing peace project and a nice way to discover new knowledge about our world. So…

I have a prize to give to you all for join this peace project. You may never get the Nobel Prize but you always have this award 🙂


All bloggers award. May your niceness spread around the world. Happy blogging!

Anna

Is it snowing on your blog?

A post at Aspiblog made me aware of something I didn’t had thought about.

The snowing on wp blogs in December. I always thought that was a nice little extra in December. But not everyone reader see it that way. The snowing can disturb the reading. So this year, no more snowing on my blog.

You find the settings here if you want to check your own blog.


Another setting you might want to think aboubt is the language setting if your in a EU country with restricted area codes. If I put Swedish as language my blog posts only shows in Swedish readers flow. I disappear from the wp reader if you’re not in Sweden and if you’re not following my blog. I still can write in both Swedish and English or any other language for that matter. When I set English as language my posts shows in the worldwide flow in wp reader from where the most of the visitors at my blog come from.

Anna

Will we make it this year?

Last years total stats


Number of viewa 29588.

Stats today December 4


Views number 29327.

December isn’t over yet, so we atill have a chance to beat last years number of views.

Not that I’m counting….hehehe. Somehow I do, but blogging is all about having fun, not counting numbers in stats. The number of views depends on how much you post and interact with other bloggers. This year I didn’t find as much time as last year to hang out here with all of you, so that’s what the stays shows. My lack of time to interact. 

Anna

News from Save Trosa nature movement 


One of my Save Trosa nature friends has written an excellent debate piece that one of the local papers SN published.

You can read it in English in the comments over at:

https://informationtrosa.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/first-blog-post/comment-page-1/#comment-1

Om du hellre läser svenska finns den i sin helhet på samma länk. Eller på sn.se.

If you want to support our efforts to save Trosa nature please visit the blog InformationTrosa and leave a like and/or a comment if you have something to say. Projects that go against climate changes goals are a concern for everyone not just a few people who happens to live near such projects.

Om du vill stödja våra försök att rädda Trosas natur och få politikerna att tänka mer klimatsmart får du gärna besöka informationTrosa och lämna ett gilla och/eller en kommentar om du vill säga något. Klimatfrågan berör oss alla oavsett var vi bor. Den här frågan är därför inte längre bara lokal utan global. 

Anna


 

Friday night – nostalgia from the 80’s

If you haven’t noticed it yet. It’s Friday!

And in my head this old tune turned up.

Yes I grew up as a teenager in the 80’s and the show Fame was one of the few shows with music in Swedish television. Back in those days we only had two channels and no VHS recorder. So everytime the show was on I watched. 

I thought it was amazing. It was rather fun watching this little cut from the serie now, but I doubt I would find it amazing if I watched the whole series today. But back then we hadn’t much to compare with.

Yes I know this is a cover, but I was too young to get that so this is my memory of the song. I smile when I hear this song. I hope The song can make you all smile too 🙂

Hey!

This Friday I open the wp pub, where we all can meet in the comments field. Say what you want. Bring a song or two with you. If you cant paste the YouTube links to your songs in the comments, just name the songs and I find the link.

Happy Friday!

Despite all sorrows around me I feel very light in my heart today. That’s weird but very nice. When you believe in goodness in people I think you can feel joy no matter what. That’s amazing 🙂

Pub is open for everyone and we never close


Anna