Monday, August 26, 2019

Another Blogiversary


Last year at this time when I was celebrating 7 years of blogging bliss, I was beating myself up for being such a slacker while vowing to do better. I’m happy to report I AM blogging more regularly. My goal for 2019 has been to blog twice a week following the prompts for Sepia Saturday and for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I threw in the A-Z April Challenge at the last minute for the heck of it and completed it as usual.

I confess that Sepia Saturday has been a more difficult challenge than I expected. I used never to miss a week providing a good photo accompanied by a fairly good story. This year, I just don’t know. When I miss, usually it is because I have used the photos previously or told the story previously. Other times I have been vacationing or busy assisting women with researching an ancestor for an application to DAR. As a result of the latter, my own research has fallen to the end of my list of priorities. I must correct that because there is so much more to learn about my various family lines.

For fun, let’s look at the worst and best of Year 8 at Jollett Etc based on the number of page views.

Worst
With 43 page views, the best of the worst is a tie between

With 41 page views

With ONLY 40 page views, the worst of the worst is a tie between

Best

Lesson to be learned – Page views go WAY up when Amy Johnson Crow features your blog on her weekly recap.

I wonder what year 9 will bring.

Wendy
© 2019, Wendy Mathias. All rights reserved.

14 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary, Wendy. It's hard to believe a whole year has gone by already. Best wishes for year 9.

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    1. Yeah, I was in the middle of August before I realized my blogiversary was around the corner already. Time does indeed FLY!

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  2. Happy Blogiversary, long life to Jollett Etc.!

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  3. Happy Bloversary! Great effort it must have taken to compile all the info about best and worst posts! Here's to many more years! I can't believe I've been blogging since 2005! I've taken some breaks, deleted and restarted lots of blogs, but still around :)

    betty

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    1. I'm trying to recall when I first found your blog. I know it was during A-Z but what year? I really enjoy your "views from benches" because it is so varied.

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  4. Way to go! Congrats. I've now raked up 4 different blogs which are almost always active, several times a week. Only one is really from a long time ago.

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    1. Go you! I see you often blog for Sepia Saturday through your different blogs depending on the prompt.

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  5. Congratulations so happy I caught this! I know I too never used to miss a week, and blogging seems to have slowed down so much. I still enjoy it and do enjoy keeping up with folks. It's just so hard to get it all done sometimes!

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    1. I hear ya!! Remember when there would be 20-30 people on Sepia Saturday? I think the large number of participants is what hurt it. People felt like they had to visit EVERYONE. Now the number is really low - like under 10 most weeks. That's fine by me, but I just can't think of anything new for some of the prompts.

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  6. Happy blogiversary, Wendy! I always enjoy your posts even if I have seen the picture or heard the story before. You're right about having your blog featured - sure ups the page views. When I write about something that people in/from Fresno might find interesting, I also put it on the Facebook page for the area and again, page views sky rocket. I've been as low as 30 page views and when I post it there, I can be up over 1,000. But then I try to remind myself that I'm doing this for me and future generations and try not to worry about others.

    On to year 9!

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    1. Oh wow, I didn't reach that high a number, but you have given me an idea about where I might share my blogs in the future. Not Fresno, a bit closer. HA HA. I don't pay attention to page views either until posts like Year in Review and Blogiversary make me.

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  7. Congratulations Wendy! I have enjoyed reading your posts. I’ve been slacking this year, with too many projects on the go. Hopefully I can get back on track soon.
    Looking forward to your next year!

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    1. You do a great service with your advice on finding sources.

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