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

What a week!

The short ones are normal weeks. The tall ones are Save Trosa nature weeks on the this blog. I hope that means we are many that cares for nature.

Thank you all for being a part of following and sharing the series of Paradise in Earth pictures of Trosa nature that we are trying to save. The politicians and a big land owner wants to destroy nature in the name of money who goes to only one single pocket. The politicians can still rethink this madness and shift to saving nature thoughts instead. That would make them brave and the future citizens would be forever grateful I think.

Stats normally don’t mean a thing (if you ain’t got that swing 🎶🎵) when it comes to blogging. But when it’s about trying to convince politicians of saving Trosa nature the stats can have positive effects in the long run. You more we can show nature is something worth saving, the better. So then stats actually have a point.

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

We did it :)

The new view record


That’s thanks to all of you who have visit the blog lately.

It’s also because I got some help from friends that shared some posts on fb.


I normally have zero from fb. I’m not on fb myself so that means very little sharing through that channel.

The number of views also comes from more posting than normal.


I post one or two times a day and some days I don’t post at all, so five new post or reblogs will increase the number of views.

So, the new stat record is not my doing, it’s all our doing by being interactive here in the blogosphere. 

Thank you for being here with me. It’s so nice and fun to speak to you all and reading your blogs 🙂

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

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

Don’t grow your blog!

At the post Danny’s World: A Common Question
I have a conversation with Danny about the negative effects of growing a blog.

So I decided to do a post about not growing a blog. You can read a hunderty billions of post about how to grow your blog but not a single one of how to NOT grow your blog.

At first that can be tempting. To grow a blog by trying to increase the number of followers in the many numbers of ways to do that.

It is a wow feeling to see more and more people follow your blog. It’s a giggling experience to see how the number of comments increasing and the content of the comments is always exciting to read. When it comes to reading the stats you get even more excited. The big numbers that you never could imaging when you started suddenly show up as real numbers.

But, there’s a big but about growing a blog. The time issue. If you have unlimited time available the blog growing is not a problem. But if you don’t have all the time in the world the growing of a blog can mean some losses.

You won’t have the time to read other blogs as much as you maybe used to do in the beginning. When my blog was smaller I had time to check up on you far more often than today. I kind of miss that.

But, there’s a big but again. I don’t wanna loose any reader of my blog by ignore answer comments not post often and that way make more time for reading blogs.

I’m not to feel sorry for. I just wanna tell you that a small blog can be a brilliant way to blog when you have limited time and want to read other blogs often. So be proud of your small blogs if you have that kind of blog and think twice before you try to grow it fast.

In time your blog will grow naturally or not. It’s all about how you interact with other bloggers. I think the fun part of blogging is the communication with people around the world. It’s not about how many followers or how many views you have in the stats.

It’s about interacting with everyone around the world and exchange of experiences that blogging is all about for me. You give me inspiration and support to continue to making art that matters to other people than only myself. Thank you!

Here’s some drawings during my time as a blogger that readers and followers has inspired.

If you remember a blogger named Melanie from somewhere in U.S., this was the first drawing I made out of a comment from a reader. That was Melanie’s comment. Her well written posts made me do a lot of drawings back when she was around here at wp.

Bjgaulton writes wonderful short poems and one of them inspired this drawing 


The famous OM inspired to a drawing

You all inspired this drawing

Melanie again when she told us about her turtle mode

Jim the “pling” man


Several readers about how they think of my country Sweden.


So you are all inspiration sources 🙂

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

Swedish snakes


At www.fotobloggarna.se you can watch a common Swedish snake in several posts. There’s a lot of bird posts too at the blog. Check it out if you want to see some Swedish nature and animals. You can read the text in English. There’s a little sign in the webb version of the blog saying English. 


I recently found this Swedish blog. I don’t know how. Probably by reading another blog and the comments and then found a new blog that way. 

If you want people to find your blog, be active on other blogs by liking and leave comments. Then other bloggers will find you and read your post and maybe give you a follow.

You all have nice blogs. I just wish I had more time to visit you more often than I do.

Please visit the blog and leave comments. Comments are disabled here.

I’ve learned from Jasodn, Mr Opinionated Man, that reblogs, which this is sort of, is meant to give credit to the one who wrote the post. Therefore, the comments should be placed on the original post.

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