Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

December 27, 2011

Maintaining Top Positions at a Former Blog Host Site

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

MAINTAINING TOP POSITIONS

AT A FORMER BLOG HOST SITE

     My original host site for my blogs, proBlogs, had a reasonable setup for the purpose behind the Beanery Online Literary Magazine and my writing site. However, when the site changed ownership in 2007, it also changed its design. The new design did not meet the needs of either blog, so I changed host sites.

     While on proBlogs both sites I facilitated claimed the top hit (visitor) spots.

     I began the Beanery Online Literary Magazine blog on the new site in the fall of 2007, and my writing blog, Carolyn’s Compositions started in February, 2008  

     I revisit the proBlogs site occasionally, finding consistent statistics with those I saw when I visited it a few days ago. The two sites I managed still maintain top spots—albeit, eighth (more…)

May 10, 2011

Increasing Traffic to My Blogs

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

INCREASING TRAFFIC TO MY BLOGS

 

     The WordPress question of May 9, 2011, was: How can we help you get more traffic for your posts? They suggested using two core features, both involving twitter and facebook. Unfortunately, I am not involved in either social network at this time.

     Although I would love more traffic to my site, I realize that commenters are more important, because they mean I have “connected.” Traffic for the sake of traffic, eg. spam traffic, doesn’t impress me.

     I’ve discovered connections are neat. My post (to continue reading click on Do I Want To Increase Traffic or To Increase Comments to My Blog?)

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ADDITIONAL READING:

KILLED STRANGELY: A NEW ENGLAND MURDER STORY

Adoptee Finds Biological Family: Mine

My Mother’s Secret: An Adoption Story

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com

May 1, 2011

My Three Favorite Post a Day Posts: January through April 2011

CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

MY THREE FAVORITE POST A DAY POSTS:

JANUARY THROUGH APRIL 2011

Congratulations on completing month four of the challenge. Since January, you guys have collectively published almost 150,000 posts!

To celebrate being thirty three percent done with Post a Day/Post a Week, share your top three favorite posts that you’ve published since starting the challenge.

     As a participant in the WordPress Post a Day challenge, I must admit that my favorite post during the first four months of participating in the Post a Day challenge is actually a set of four posts concerning a very important event in my life—that of being (more…)

February 22, 2011

Celebrate Carolyn’s Composition’s 90,000th Visit!

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CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS

CELEBRATE CAROLYN’S COMPOSITION’S 90,000th VISIT!

     90,000 visits!

     I want to thank you, my readers, for making this number happen. It’s the count on Carolyn’s Compositions as of about 3:30 a. m. this morning, February 22, 2011.

     When I awakened at 3:10 a. m. I checked the count I predicted would reach this landmark around 11:00 a. m., I saw that at 3:22 a. m. it was at 89,997. I boldly went ahead and clicked on five posts I wanted to review.

     At 3:45 a. m. I checked again. The count was (more…)

February 11, 2011

How Does My Blogging Score?

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CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS

HOW DOES MY BLOGGING SCORE?

     I evaluated my blog, www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com, by using the blogging tips discussion written by Molly Campbell, Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Writing, a WordPress guest post.

     There were two sections, blogging and writing. I scored 39 out of (more…)

January 13, 2011

Post Statistics on My WordPress.com Blog

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

(Jan. 13, 2011, 9:44 a.m.: 16 degrees, overcast, snowflake-clear air)

POST STATISTICS ON MY WORDPRESS.COM BLOG

      Call me WordPress challenged, blog challenged, computer challenged, technology challenged—whatever moniker you want to tag me with. It will explain how, after several years of managing up to five WordPress blogs, I just this week discovered some statistics on the sites that I didn’t realize were there.

     I’d been trying to analyze the popularity of posts on my blog, knowing it would be a monumental task. What I discovered is that the WordPress host site is doing the work for me in their statistics displays—which are provided for all-time, year, thirty days, seven days, and daily times..

     A review of the statistics reinforced my sense about the “popularity” of particular posts and reaffirmed my feelings about topics readers find most interesting, readable, and/or helpful. For all my feeling “challenged,” I know I must consider that recent posts will, due to the unequal time element, have less “hits.”   

     I also must admit that I am not following the advice of persons who are more expert at blogging than I am. That is, my blog does not have a “niche” topic. Because it is a writing blog topics have a wide range—BIBLICAL, blogging, Cats, COCHRAN’S SHENANIGANS, DEVOTIONS, GENEALOGY, HUMOR, JOURNAL, MEMOIRS, NEW ENGLAND, NOVEL SEGMENTS, OP-ED, PHOTOGRAPHY, Poetry, ROMANCE STORIES, TRAVEL, WRITING TOPICS, etc.

     My scrutiny of the statistics revealed what posts, and which categories, received the most attention.

     The top post is CHILD ABUSE AND SCRIPTURE. It has held one of the top three spots in the year, quarter, month, and week stats.

     Since the second contender,  (to continue reading this post click on: Statistical Analysis of My WordPress.com Blog )

January 1, 2011

I’m Posting Every Day in 2011

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I’m Posting Every Day in 2011

     I’ve decided I want to blog more.

     No, that’s not correct.

     I’ve decided I need to develop the self-discipline for blogging daily. Therefore I’ve signed on to participate in the wordpress.com challenge to (more…)