There Is A Truth About This Blog

One of my friends uses the phrase “there is a truth” to preface some of his remarks.  It’s an unusual phrase.  I imagine the idea is to add credibility to what comes next.  It’s never been clear to me if it’s a “truth” known world-wide or just in his mind. 

Here’s my go then, at ‘there is a truth’, about this blog (the year-end stats WordPress provides follows below if you are at all interested).  I will try to be as objective as I can about the whole thing.

  1. 55 posts in 2012-not exactly a house on fire.  The first year was only 8 months and there were 53 posts in that time.  I seem to be flagging.  Question: if you read this blog routinely, is its regularity (or lack thereof) an issue for you?  People who blog daily must be very organized or full of ideas and it seems I am neither.
  2. 5800 views in 2012-not exactly viral.  Now, my husband once teased that most of those views are mine but I know someone else is reading the blog because I hear from you and I thank you.  Question: what is your taste in blogs?  Is it certain topics or bloggers, controversy, photos, hobbies?
  3. The quest to eat my way through the counter at Simply Biscotti (the reason for this blog at the onset) is moving at a slow pace.  Not because it isn’t enjoyable, it’s just there have been many other things to keep my days occupied.  Question: if you live in Ottawa, have you visited Simply Biscotti?  I’ve visited the bistro with a number of friends-from in town and out-of-town and I’ve had some great visits with Rosa, the owner as a result of this blog.  That’s a plus and a good reason to keep up the quest.  
  4. The most views of the blog in 2012 was about my friend Ella.  The title was Ella’s Tree. 
  5. Randy Bachman brings more people to my blog site than any other search.  Now, there’s some humour in that, isn’t there?  People are interested in Mr. Bachman’s marital status.  I noticed hits on the topic shortly after I did a blog about seeing him at a book launch.  And people keep asking the question about whether he is separated.  There’s no search on our garden bounty this year or many other topics that have struck me as blog worthy but lots of queries about a rock legend.  Question: Should I start writing about public figures and not expound on the value of horse manure in taking little things and growing them into big things.  Oh, wait, they may be the same thing!

And so to those of you who are good enough to read this blog regularly or sporadically, thank you.  I always appreciate feedback, whether a comment on the blog or by email.  Any comments or suggestions you have for me are most welcome.

I wish you all the best in 2013.  

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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9 Responses to There Is A Truth About This Blog

  1. I love reading your writing…simple as that. I bet you could write some great stuff about your dealings with the public in your years behind the counter as well as your time as a prairie farm girl dealing with machinery and gophers.

  2. Bev Allen says:

    Thanks for continuing you blog . . .I for one enjoy all your postings and find you style of writing not only interesting but informative. Varity is the spice of life! I always enjoy ” a true story”!

  3. Sarah Jennings says:

    Hi Barb,
    I read your blog sporadically (get all the feeds, but don’t always have time to read the posts). I like the posts about garden bounty and horse manure! Apart from your blog, I really only read “mommy blogs”, but I like to live vicariously through yours… imagining one day retiring from pharmacy and pseudo-civil service, and having more time to spend in the garden.

    • Great to hear from you. One of my dear friends thinks I tend toward writing horse manure even when gardening isn’t involved! I just received the rental agreement for the community garden for 2013 so I can look beyond the snowy outdoors and think of fertilizer once again! Thanks for the comment.

  4. Glad Ella’s Tree gets viewed often. Just write about life. Yours and others where you can without putting out TMI (too much information). Past, present, future. Serious, funny. Pictures too.

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