Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wild Wednesday: Top Five

I've seen a couple blogs which looked at their statistics to determine which blog posts were most viewed. Thanks to blogger.com, I was able to go to my statistics page easily...click on what my top five blog posts were for ALL time...that means from the beginning of this blog...

1. Just a Peek- a blog about Boulder, Colorado- I suspect it was most viewed because it had key words like 'Boulder, Colorada'- so people were probably searching for the place and stumbled on that particular post.

2. Reflective Thursday: Lady Jane Grey - This was the predecessor to my now "Feature Friday" where I feature various books, people, memoirs, biographies. In this particular post- Lady Jane Grey was featured. People searching for her must have stumbled on to this post.

3. Wild Wednesday- Crutches vs. Wings - an impromptu post which has surprisingly has made the top five- of all time! I'm not sure what it is about this post which made it one of the top five.


4. Unbirthday Parties - This post is one I was surprised made the top five. It happens to be one of my favorite, but I am pretty sure no one stumbled on it- so they had to make a conscious effort to come and read it. A post about seizing each and every moment and making the most of life!


5. Feature Friday: Mitford Sisters- This is another post which I think could possibly have been stumbled upon. The Mitford sisters are historically well known- and so it makes sense they would attract attention.


After looking at those five posts, I decided to check on what the top five posts were for this month. I was curious to see if there was a difference in the posts which attracted attention during this blogathon. Two of the posts from the former list made the top five. The Crutches vs. Wing post was number one on the list. Just a Peek made it to the number two position.  


The third post which attracted attention was Feature Friday: Tender Mercies. This was a post featuring a book of poetry. The fourth post was the Wild Wednesday: The Wild guessing game. This post definitely attracted a bit of attention because of the interactive aspect of the guessing. The post which placed fifth was Thankful Thursday: Unexpected Friends


There were some posts which I wish had made it to the top five, but they were not there. When I realized that key words probably brought greater traffic flow to certain posts, I know I must be more specific on my key word choices.


13 comments:

  1. Connie, you can credit the crutches vs wings post for making it to the top list to me. I kept going to it, to find out about what that pic was all about!! And I am now readin the unbirthday one :-)

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    1. ha ha- so that tells me I need to have more pictures on my posts so people will come back to view them and contemplate them! And....on a side note...do not think I've forgotten your prize with the birth of the new one I have had my hands full but will be dashing out soon to get it and email it to you!

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  2. oops Connie, I meant wednesday the wild guessing game.. sorry my bad!

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    1. ha ha- yes that is right, no wonder that one made such a high rating on the list :)

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  3. I am pretty terrible when it comes to deciding on my keywords...I usually just put things to be funny. But my husband thinks I'm nuts for doing just that!

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    1. I usually forget to put a key word

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  4. WOW WOW again I get to read good post from you, I have always felt like making a list of posts which I like on my blog somehow was not getting the courage :D now I will try doing it also :D

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    1. I would look forward to your list!!

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  5. Congratulations on all your achievements this month. I can see I've missed out on a lot, but will blame my inability to comment on your blog through Apple devices. Don't know what that's all about but will have to look into it in time.

    I can well understand why your blog is so popular. I always enjoy your words and catching up on your life.

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    1. Love keeping up with your life!!!! oh don't even talk to me about the technology tools- they make me get a headache. :)

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  6. A TRIBUTE TO CONNIE

    Tuesday
    May 29, 2012

    Dear Carol,
    Yes, I would love to be a sister to you. I also had been asking God to give me a girlfriend, as I have not had a girlfriend since I met my husband.
    I mentioned briefly at today’s meeting that only one other person in my entire life ever followed me to be my friend, and I fell madly in love with her (not sexual). Her name was Connie and we were 21 and finishing up our Political Science degrees in Washington, DC with various internships. Mine was with the Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, and Connie’s was at the White House. Connie was charismatic and grew up in Singapore. Her father pastored an “underground” church of more than 1,000 members. I had 3 brief months with Connie, but they were the happiest days of my entire life. She left DC at the end of her internship to be a full time missionary with her church. I have only seen Connie twice since that time, after she had married and had children. But Connie had moved on, and I became a distant memory to her. Connie had over 900 people at her wedding, and has founded churches in Scotland, Japan, Ghana, and now Washington State. She collects misfits and loves them, and I was a misfit.
    I never made friends easily, as I rarely spoke and never smiled. No one knew I was autistic. I was the youngest of 4 siblings, and it seemed as though the only comments I received from my mother were, “Well, I don’t know why she acts like that. I didn’t raise her to be that way.” Thankfully, I had a sister who was 8 years older than me who loved me and essentially raised me, as my mother had very little interest in a child who didn’t speak.
    So, needless to say, I was stunned when you followed me to my car, sweetly yelling, “Hey, lady… hey, lady.” You made me stop and just enter into your world of joy and laughter and I thank you. It brings tears to my eyes even now.
    With all of that said, I embrace you totally and whole-heartedly – and I will probably ask you a million questions, because I want to know you and love you.

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    1. Is this Kathy Mirabella? (former Leach?)-- I'm sorry, you have signed this anonymous so I'm not sure who this is. You addressed this as "Dear Carol" so I'm not really sure if it is a letter to me or to someone else.

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  7. How cool. My top post is the one about the monkey attack. But that's only because SO MANY people search for pictures of monkeys.

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