Not a clever way to blog…

…but a nice way to blog

I blog because of you all, not for the stats. I like when you come visit my blog and I like visiting your blogs and check out how you’re doing all over the world. You teach me new things everyday. Thank you 🙂

So what’s not a clever way to blog?

This


When I make a new post on my blog many of you leave likes that shows up in my wp app notifications. From there I can click my way to your blogs and read your posts, look at your photos in the post and very often I like what I read and see so I leave a like or two on your blog and hopefully also a 🇸🇪 in your country stats 🙂

What’s not clever about that?

I think it’s clever in the meaning it’s nice to pay a visit back when you have visited my blog. But it’s not a smart way to collect stats numbers in visitors and likes. You have already visit my blog and maybe you left a like or two. You won’t be back until my next post.

The stats clever way to blog is to visit other bloggers blogs that still not have visit my blog. I do that too sometimes, but first of all I want to check out the bloggers that leave likes on my posts and after that my blogging time is up.

So I don’t care about collecting increased stats, I care about you and how you are doing on your blogs 🙂

You see, I’m not a smart blogger, or maybe I am. I have fun when I’m here with you, that has to be a smart way to blog!

Anna

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New milestone – over 2100 followers


Every followers milestone is stunning for me. I started this blog long ago and for the first years I didn’t have more than about ten followers. How come?

I didn’t interact with any blogger. I just posted and posted and posted. Very few likes and even fewer followers showed up in the stats.

But then I started to realize I could visit other blogs. After that I learned it wasn’t scary to leave a comment or a like on blogs. I also realized that I could learn something from other bloggers.

That was the start of the real blog journey to this milestone of reaching over 2100 followers from all over the world.

It’s an never ending universe that I plan to keep traveling through. Thank you all for being here with me 🙂

If you want people to find your blog, please leave the link to your blog in the comments.

Every followers milestone I make a meet and greet session, so grab the chance to tell us who you are and where we can find your blog. If you want us to visit your blog.

Happy blogging!

Anna

Will I make it?

Last years stats


Stats this year so far


The views number I think I will hit a new record this year, but the likes and the comments, nah that will be lower numbers this year.

It’s interesting to compare two years stats. Last year I reposted many posts and that collected many likes, but it got messy in the timeline somehow so I don’t repost as often as I did then. Result, less likes on every post, but a more clean timelime on the blog.

The comments were obviously a lot more last year, but I think we talk as much as we did last year. Maybe we have talked on your blogs instead of mine this year?

The visitor numbers is hogher this year. I dinner know if that means that new people have found my blog or what that number says. I can only guess.

Here’s some other interesting stats stuff


Were do you find my blog? Mostly from wp reader, search engines and then way behind fb and other sources.


Here’s also interesting info. From my blog you go to other blogs and sites. Jim at Random writing on the bathroom wall, itrosa.se (local news), John at fotobloggarna.se and Thomas at aspiblog is the top sites you go to from here.


And then my favorite section in stats. The flag stats. You visit my blog from all over the world. Here’s the top list for this year.

I hope I leave my Swedish flag 🇸🇪 in your stats now and then.

What is your favorite section in the stats?

Anna

Slow day in stats

This morning I got zero views again.


A little later I got one view.


Many hours later I got 4 views.


Why am I telling you this?

Because the stats says that I’m not here on wp enough time right now. If you want high  numbers in your stats you have to be here in the blog sphere and interact a lot.

I’m not here for the stats numbers. I’m here for the chance to show you my art and the chance to talk to you and read your blogs.

So when I’m away from here I miss you, so I will always be back. When I’m not here I search for time to be here 🙂

Hope to be back soon

Anna

Draw a stickman – rita en streckgubbe!

Very often your comments create ideas in my head.

This time John at www.fotobloggarna.se made a comment on my post about inktober 2017 and said he couldn’t draw nothing but a stickman. 

Then castorpblog.wordpress.com said something similar about not being able to draw.

Everyone can draw. We just do it with different results. So now I challenge you all to draw a stickman or whatever you like.

If you don’t have pen and paper, download a free drawing app, there’s tons of them, draw your drawing, make a post on your blog and leave a link here in the comments so we can find your stickman or stickwoman 🙂

It’s not about how it looks, it’s about having fun when you draw.


So, this challenge goes for me too. I have to draw a stickman now, see ya!

Anna

Amazing, just totally amazing!

We must be a small world. It feels like I have traveled all over the world just by blogging away in a way that we all do. I can sit in my little corner of the world and reach out so far. It’s unbelievable but also truly amazing.
We can interact with each other no matter where in the world we are. That must be a true peace project I think.

Just look at this. This is my favorite stats. The map showing where you all come from.








To me this is just wow stats! 

It like the never ending olympics country flag parades. 

I never regret I started blogging. This is the fun part. Talking to people from all over the world. Thank you for being here all of you!

Anna

Dream alarm clock

Ritu’s post Dark mornings and our talk in the comments there made me do this drawing.


What do you say about such alarm clock?

I wish I had one like that some days. But not every day. I like my work and I actually like early mornings too. But the time between sleep and awake are so nice so it takes time for me to like the awake state.

Anna

Art Week For Everyone!

From September 30 to October 7 there’s Art week in Trosa Sweden. The local art society have an exhibition where a jury have chosen the art pieces from a bunch of art from local artists. The theme this year is “In the garden”. In swedish garden is “trädgård” which is two words in English you will recognize, “tree” and “farm”.

Med start 30 september och fram till 7 oktober pågår Konstens vecka i Trosa genom en utställning i Trosa kvarn. En jury har valt ut verken som kommit med på utställningen ifrån urvalet där lokala konstnärer har lämnat in bidrag. Varje konstnär fick lämna tre verk.

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! NU ÄR DET ER TUR! 

ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE! ANTA UTMANINGEN!

Make some art on the theme “in the garden”, make a blog post about it and leave a link to the post here in the comments. I reblog your post if I find it.

Art is everything, so if you don’t know how to paint or draw, just grab your camera and take a picture on the theme. If you don’t can do that either, maybe you can express the theme in words or movements or a song. Everything goes. 

Tolka temat “i trädgården”, gör en bloggpost och klistra in länken till den posten här i kommentarsfältet. Jag rebloggar om jag hittar din bloggpost.

Konst är allt, så du väljer själv på vilket sätt du vill tolka och uttrycka temat. Om du inte vill måla eller rita kan du ta ett foto, skriva några ord eller kanske göra en sång, vad vet jag. Allt är konst, du bestämmer.

Så här tolkade jag temat. This is my take on the theme.


I träd-gården, 500 sek

Akvarellpennor.
Bokstavlig tolkning av temat och en lek med vattnets betydelse i kretsloppet

In the tree farm, 500 sek/62 usd/52 eur

Watercolor pencils.
Literal interpretation of the theme and the importance of the water in the nature cycle


It’s a hanging piece/den ska hänga upp


Edens lustgård, 300 sek

Re-use art
Ur-trädgården där den ideala Vitruvianske mannen har blivit två Hen med mänskliga proportioner med endast den själsliga existensen närvarande i cirkeln. Den materiella kvadraten lurar ännu ormen på i änden av trädgrenen. Kunskapens frukt har CD-form, ett utrangerat lagringsmedia för kunskap.

Garden of Eden, 300 sek/37 usd/32 euro

Re-use art
The beginning Garden where the ideal Vitruvian man has become two he-she with human proportions with only the spiritual existence present in the circle. The material square at the end of the tree branch the snake is still waiting to introduce. The fruit of the knowledge has a CD form, an established storage medium for knowledge.


Apollos is hard to paint. I found some help in a postcard.


Apollofjäril, 100 sek
Re-use art
En ynnest att ännu ha den rödlistade fjärilen i sin närhet. Det är för få förunnat.

Apollo butterfly, 100 sek/13 usd/11 euro

Re-use art
A gift to still have the red-listed butterfly in the garden. Far too few have this opportunity.

So, now you have two challenges

Så, nu har du två utmaningar

1. Gör en eller flera tolkningar av temat “i trädgården.

1. Make one or several interpretations on the theme “in the garden”

2. Gissa vilket av mina tre bidrag som juryn valde ut och/eller berätta vilka av dem du tycker ska komma med. Lämna svaret i kommentarsfältet.

2. Guess which piece that made it to the exhibition and/or tell us which pieces you would have chosen for the exhibition. Leave your answer in the comments.

Good luck with the challenge no 1! Lycka till med tolkningarna av temat!

Anna


Check your links in your profile 

This is an old post that I repost now and then. Some of you that press like button on my posts have blind links in your profile. When I want to check your blog by clicking the like notification I don’t find your blog! 

It don’t intend to start a how you blog section on this art blog, but I want to say this.

Check your link settings in your profile. Some of you have old links that doesn’t exists anymore. If you like one of my posts, then you show up in my notifications, from there I can reach your blog if you have a link that works. If you have an old link I end up with a wp message about links not leading anywhere any longer.

So before you complain about not having enough visitors, views, followers, likes and comments. Check your profile settings. People may actually not find your blog if you’ve got the wrong link in your profile/gravatar.

You find the settings here

  

  
And you check out which links you have in the settings here

  
You can try if your settings are ok by clicking your gravatar in any comment you made to see if that click leads you to your blog.

Have a great blogging day!

Anna

Swedish blogs

Poppy at We’re all stars is learning Swedish and wants to find Swedish blogs to read.

Poppy från bloggen We’re all stars vill gärna ha tips på svenskspråkiga bloggar eftersom hon försöker lära sig svenska.

I have some swedish language blogs that I read and follow, but if you can recommend other swedish blogs to her, please leave the links in the comments or visit her blog and say hi and leave a comment over there.

Jag läser och följer en del svenska bloggar som jag listar när nedan. Om ni har bra tips på svenska bloggar får ni gärna lämna länkarna till de bloggarna i kommentarerna eller besöka Poppys blogg och säga hej och lämna länkarna i kommentarerna på hennes blogg.

The Swedish blogs that comes to my mind is:

Anna at Inte fan gör det det

John at Fotobloggarna

Annica at Naturfoton

Piia-Liisa at Livets skiftningar – från ett annat perspektiv

Gunnar at Gunnardeckare

Sound of silence

Carita at Debutsky’s blog

Kerlund at Kerlundphoto

I probably forgot some blogs, please forgive me for that. If you miss some swedish blog above, please leave a link to those blogs in the comments.

Om jag har glömt någon svensk blogg i uppräkningen ber jag om ursäkt. Lämna i kommentarsfältet länkarna till de bloggar ni tycker att jag glömt bort.

Happy blogging!

Anna

Common sea buckthorn – Havtorn


The dry summer didn’t stop the common sea buckthorn to make some berries this year. That is nice to see.


The Chantarelles have a hard time showing up this year. Too dry summer I think. The other day we found a few, so they maybe come around in bigger amount later if the rain comes back. We had some rainy days lately, so maybe we will find more Chantarelles.

If you wonder were I’ve been lately you can figure it out by looking at this


I’ve been away from the blogsphere far too long, but so much other things in life takes time too. As a comfort I know Ive not been selfish. I have spent time helping others both at work and in the free time. So it’s well spent time and not wasted time.

I hope to be back soon. I have more butterfly pictures and i want to do some new drawings  too, so I can show you. And I definitely want to read your blogs. I miss that reading right now.

Have a great day, evening, night or morning wherever you are 🙂

Anna

Another day away from blogging

Beat this stats!


With over 2000 followers of this blog it’s quite an achievement to get zero stats.

I don’t put in any weight in this. I know it happens when I’m not around here on wp.

In next post I will show you what I did instead of being here.

You decide if I made the right choice or not 😉

Anna

This happens sometimes


When I’m not here on wp as much as I want to, this happens. From way over 100 views per day to 2 views a morning after a away-from-wp-period.

That’s totally fair. Blogging is about interacting and if you’re not active or interactive you will receive zero stats or very small stats numbers.

I know how to increase the number of views, I just have to get time to do it.

When I have the time I will do this:

1. Make a post, hopefully one that is interesting to read.

2. Make sure I answer all your comments. Please let me now if you never get an answer, then your comment may have disappeared from my notifications.

3. Visit your blogs, like and also leave comments if I thonk I have something to say.

4. After a day or two I check stats and see that the number of views increased.

Then I start all over again.

When I only do one or two thing on the list I don’t get so much better stats. It’s when I do all four things I get fun stats numbers.

But the number is not what I’m here on wp for. It’s all of you. Meeting you in the comments are the upside of blogging. I learn so much from you. Thank you!

Anna

We are now over…

…2000 followers of this blog


That’s fantasy numbers for me. It’s all your doing. By sharing my posts, comment and like my posts and interact in every other way in the blogginf sphere you made those numbers. I’m not on any other social media, so it’s your sharing and interacting that draw new readers and followers to this blog. I just write the posts and try to interact with you as often as I can. It’s time consuming but very fun and delightful. Thank you all for being here 🙂

You are all stars in the blogging universe 

How did you find my blog and how do we find your blog? 

Leave your link in the comments if you want new readers to your blog 🙂

Anna

Wroom or Thunk?

That’s the question that pops up in my head when I read Dannys post and Jims post.

Is it all about speed? Or should we slow down and look up?

Check out their posts and then you get why I did this drawing.


Very often the comments from you five me drawing ideas when it starts to get weird or funny.

Like this from Jims post.


Anna