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

How do I find you? 

Have you ever wondered how people find your blog?

I can tell you that most of the visitors on my blog comes from wp reader. You probably use the wordpress app on your digital device or use wordpress on your computer. If you find my blog posts in your reader, the stats says x views comes from wp reader.

If you happen to find my posts through reblogs the stats says from which blog. If someone has shared a link on fb the stats says fb sent visitors over to my blog if they click the link on the fb post.

If you read my blog through your browser the stats only shows views and visitors numbers.

Here’s a normal week stats


Here’s a boom! week where one of my Save Trosa nature friends did several linkbacks from a fb page


So, how do I find your blogs?

Very often I go there by clicking further on the notifications. I know, it’s a lottery for you to get the chance that I click further on your notification. If I see the notification when you liked a post and I have time to read blogs, you might get a visit from me. But if I don’t have time reading blogs after I posted the chance is big that the first numbers of likes go under the visible list before I can click further.

But if I post often you get new chances to be visible in the notifications and new chances for me to click further to get to your blog.


If you leave a comment on my blog or I leave a comment on your blog and you press like button on the comment, you get a bigger visibility in the notifications. Very often you are alone on such notification or share it with one or two others.


If I have enough time (when ever that happens???????) I go to my reader and check out new post from blogs I follow or blogs I don’t have yet discovered.

You maybe find my blog when I press like, leave a comment or two or press like button on comments. I probably show up in your notifications and you womder who on earth is this. Your curiosity takes over and you have to check out the blog I have 😉

Anna


I haven’t figured out why it says follow and follows (in Swedish följ och följer). I have pressed follow on almost every blog I had the chance to visit. I press that again and again on some blogs but it still says I’m not following. That’s weird.

Anna

 

Seriously, is this much? 

I have no idea if this is Boom! stats or not. But it is fun to get milestones. I don’t get milestones very often. When I had five followers and ten views a day I got milestones more often.

Anna

Six more views and we have a new record

We’re now at 263 views and the latest record is 268, so I think we’re gonna set a new record today 🙂

This is your doing, not mine alone. It’s a combination of number of posts in one day, the help from friends that link to the blog and my self interacting by visit, liking and comment on your blogs.

So thank you all for setting this record. This is our work together.

We’re not there yet, but by posting this I think we will make it.

It’s just a number though, don’t get hanged up on stats. Blog because it’s fun!

Anna

What’s your favourite milestone?

We’re now way over 1900 followers of this blog. We will probably reach 2000 too very soon.


The followers increase by a hundred each month if I’m interacting well. I can’t just leave the blog or you and believe that curve will continue up. I have to post, answering comments and visit your blogs and leave comment over there for this increase journey to continue.

It’s so fun meeting you all here and at your own blogs. I learn new things everyday. It feels like I’m traveling all over the world. 

What’s your favourite milestone?

I remember when I reached 100 followers. I didn’t think that was possible to reach for me. But it was!

Anna

Andy and Anna peace movement?

A comments thread that maybe went wild?

You can read the post and the comments to get a picture of what happened. Here’s the link.

https://cityjackdaw.wordpress.com/2017/05/31/a-final-manchester-post-still-the-flowers-grow/

This is the comments that made me create an image in my head




And here’s the drawing 😉


Thanks Andy for the inspiration to the drawing!

Anna

Five years! How did that happen?

And how did these numbers happen?


And this stats?


But most of all, what amazes me the most, is this map


And all the countries on the list that goes with the map







A small blog in a corner of Sweden have visitors from so many different countries. I think that is amazing and I hope that I have been visiting all the blogs from these countries at least once. Thank you all for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoyed it.

I think blogging is a world peace project that we all can participate in. We talk to each other and we tell about our corners of the world. That means that we learn more about the world through each other and I think we also have a lot of fun while doing that 😉

Happy blogging to you all!

I will continue blogging until I reach every corner of the world in that map and I probably continue after that too!

This is fun and I very much like all our talks in the comments field.

Anna

Do you have trouble with wp app?

Today I discovered (i think) why my wp app were so slow and worked bad. Lately I haven’t been able to upload some blogs without being thrown out of the app. The uploads of comments, when I wanted to read comments on your blog, take ages or the app crashes. This is very irritating and time consuming. This evening I didn’t even manage to open the app, so I erased it and downloaded the app again. 

Guess what! I get a message that the app needs iOS 10 at least but I could download an older version of the app, so I did. I have an ipad from 2011 and I intend to keep it as long as it works. But obviously my old iPad isn’t a iOS10 device. 

Why can’t digital devices still, after almost fifty years of development, not tell us what’s really wrong with them when they’re not working as they should?

I hope I found the answer to my problem with the app. I miss reading your blogs!

Anna

1800 followers milestone


We’re way past 1800 followers on this blog today but not yet 1900, but at every hundred new followers number I try to have some sort of meet & greet session.

This time I think you should take the opportunity to promote your blog in the comments by telling us how you came up with the name of your blog and why you chosed that name. Also leave a link to your blog or one of your posts on the blog so we can find you 🙂

Good luck with finding new blog friends, new readers and maybe also new followers!

The best way to make people find your blog is to visit the blogs mentioned in other comments in this post and not just leave your own blog link and hope people will find you. Interactivity is the best way to reach new milestones. 

Oh, and my own answer to the meet and greet question:

It just happened to be FärgaregårdsAnna- Annas Art. At first when I thought there was only Swedish readers on my blog I just named it FärgaregårdsAnna, which is my name and an old address of the place that I live in. In English it would be something like Paintmakerfarm, but farm is in that case miniminifarm. I added Annas art when I realized my readers started to come from all over the world. The number of countries was 99 in alles last time I checked the stats.

99 always makes me think of Nenas hit from the80’s.


Anna

Rain – regn good or bad?

April month is not what it use to be over here. Icky bad white stuff and rain every day.

We need rain, so I should not complain, but does it need to be so freezing cold? I don’t mind summer rains, but this cold and windy rain is not charming at all.

But we need some serious rain. Our groundwater is way below normal because of last summers lack of rain.

So, rain is good and I should be as joyful as this songs and painting.


Singing in the rain

Rytmen av ett regn

It’s raining men

Not sad and down like this songs and the sad part of the drawing


Standing in my rain

Regn hos mig

Regntunga skyar

How do you feel about rain?

Have you any good rain songs on your mind? Paste a youtube link in the comments if you do.

Anna

How to link to another blog

One of my Swedish blog friends, Anna at intefangordetdet made me aware of that not everyone of us knows how to link to another blog. 

So I’m trying to explain how I do it. Maybe there’s better ways to do it. And if you know how, please tell the rest of us. By leaving a comment or make your own how to link post and leave that link in the comments.

First find out the link address you want to use. I read blogs through wp app. I do like this from there:


I open the post in the browser, safari or any other browser you use is fine.


Then I press the field where the webb address is showing. The copy/paste buttons appears and I press copy. I then get the link address

https://cityjackdaw.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/so-tonights-conversation/
The copy of the link doesn’t show anywhere but it is there in between commandos.

After copying the linkaddress I go back to wp app and create a post. I mark the words I want to connect with a link. And then I press the link symbol.


I then paste the link address I copied into the url space and then I press the paste button.


After that I finish my post writing and press publish when I’m ready.

I hope this can help you a bit. As Danny always says “Sharing is caring”. By using linkbacks to other blogs you help other bloggers to get new readers and your linkback will show up in their comments field, so you will be visible on another blog and you get the chance to find new readers. A win win situation 🙂

Happy blogging!

Anna

It’s only a number

and nothing more, but still, I think it’s unbelievable 


1798 followers! 

I’m not on any other social media, I’m only here on wp with all of you. 

I don’t think of what to write to get extra views, followers or likes.

I don’t randomly press like on thousands of blogs to get attention to my blog.

What do I do to get this number of followers?

I’m just trying to be nice to everybody and write posts about my art, what I read on other blogs, what I experience in nature and other things that pops up in my mind.

Okay, I also try to visit your blogs as often as I can, I try to leave comments when I think I have  something to say and I try to leave likes when I like your posts. I wish I had more time to visit all amazing blogs. You all show me the world. Thank you!

It’s so lovely to talk to you. When I’m not around much I miss our talks, so I will always return even if I’m away for a while.

I don’t get milestones that often anymore. That is okay, but I wish for one milestone more. The one who says “congratulations, you have now visited every blog that’s following your blog”. I wonder if I ever get that milestone.

When I started my blog I didn’t think I could get even hundred followers, or ten for that matter. But I didn’t even know the essens of blogging back then. When I learned that blogging is about interacting with other bloggers, then my stats started to grow. Nowadays the followers increase with about 100 per month. When I don’t interact that much, the stats slows down and when I get back the stats moves up again.

I don’t blog for stats. I blog for you. I want to hear from you, get you in my notifications so I can find a quick way to your blog. By liking my posts and comments you show up in the notifications in the wp app and then I see you and that reminds me of paying your blog a visit or two 😉

So my stats is actually your stats. It’s not me who increase the followers, likes, views and number of comments. It is you!

So thank you all for being here and always be so friendly. I like that, so I will be here whenever I have time for it.

Happy blogging!

Anna


WP weirdness

Have you noticed that my post Matilda Day appears in double versions? I have likes and comments on both so I can’t erase one of them. Well I let them stay on the blog both of them. But it bugs me a bit. wP tricked me.

When I made the post I got an error message and I therefore pressed publish again. Now I realize that I should have looked before pressing publish again. But I believed that WP told me the truth about the post error.

Well, well, now you know why there’s two of the same post.

Anna