Always good to try out all the WordPress bells and whistles, so here is a poll for you all. To those of you who haven’t tried it, it is easy. Click on polls, click on create a poll, click on automatic account from polldaddy – and shazzam! you can start to play.
This one is based on the fact that on here, and on the dog’s blog, people (and dogs!) say they want to see and read more about Gibraltar, and Spain too.
Yet, looking at comments and visits, the most commented on posts are the most mundane topics – baked beans tops the list, followed by a walk to the shops. OK, I admit my walk to the shops is pretty scenic so I did get the chance to stick in some nice Gibpix. Interestingly after those two, my pretty serious post on International Women’s Day came third in the comments rankings.
But my busiest days (ie most visits received) were the posts about Commonwealth Day (and more recipes) and Not a drop to spare (the water being cut off :D). Now I accept that busiest days don’t necessarily mean people are just reading the main post of the day, eg on Commonwealth Day, just over half the views (55%) were on that particular post. Virtually the same percentage applies to the water post (53%).
Looking at the most commented on blog posts, the balance shifts a bit, and two thirds of the visits (68% and 63%) were on those particular posts (baked beans and shops). What does all that prove? Not really much, except you can tell I used to analyse statistics can’t you?
My only sensible conclusions are:
a) that people do like looking at pix of Gib/Spain and reading a bit about it, but what is there to comment on? (apart from supah post dahling)
b) everyone can comment about baked beans or whether we like shopping or not, it’s something most people have in common (apart from people who don’t do their own shopping or have never eaten baked beans)
c) I’m guessing, and this is why I have added a poll, that people actually like reading a mix of topics – I do when I visit other blogs, although I also like some of the ones that are single topic based. And maybe you like to get to know the blog owner?
With which I shall play by the rules today and tell you seven things about me that I was meant to do to accept one of those award thingies.
I am tall, slim, green-eyed and have brown hair. It was blond when I was a child. I lack my appendix and tonsils/adenoids.
There. Wasn’t that riveting? Bet you couldn’t have managed without knowing that today.
And, two blogs for the other part of the award. I’m only doing two a day, ‘cos I know you all don’t click on the links. These two aren’t on my blogroll although I do follow them.
This one is one of those photo a day blogs. Based in NSW, Aus, the author tends to take some great photos of her local surrounds, often sea or water shots of some type. Worth a look.
And moving swiftly around the world to Colorado, USA, for a totally different photoblog here. The author isn’t too keen on people (can’t blame him for that), so tends to photograph old trucks, old buildings, animals, nature – you get the idea. He has a dog so there are some dog photos too.
Don’t forget to play at my poll. You can click on as many options as you like – if I have set it up right. I hate the ones where you are only given one choice :( So click away :)