What our backyard shed looks like when the wind picks up after over thirty inches (0.8 meters) of snow yesterday.
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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Despite the difficult year, I have much for which to be thankful.
One of them is you! I am thankful for my readers, whether you visit once or on a regular basis.
As regular visitors know, 2016 has been a difficult, complicated year for me and I have not been able to read and comment on other blogs on a regular basis, as good bloggers do.
Despite that, I have now surpassed 800 followers. Thanks! I so appreciate your support.
The follower number is not the whole story. I am also surprised at the number of in-person or Facebook friends who tell me that they read my blog, even though they never comment, follow, or like, which tend to be things that other bloggers are inclined to do. I so appreciate your support, especially during this busy time when personal correspondence is among the many things being set aside in deference to tasks that must be done in person. (A reminder to Facebook users, you can find my FB page here.)
I wish everyone a wonderful day, whether it is a holiday for you or not.
All days are better with gratitude and thanksgiving.
People who have been visiting Top of JC’s Mind for a while know that I am not a diligent stats watcher.
I tend to look in every once in a while, but not every day.
Or even every week….
Since Grandma died and I have not been posting much, I hadn’t even looked at my stats at all – until today.
On May 2nd, I set a new record for views – 153!
I would tell you what the old record was if I could figure it out…
I published a post that day about attending a very emotional service, which was then shared by one of the participants. I’m sure this accounts for the new record views.
As always, I am grateful to all those who visit here at Top of JC’s Mind. It’s fun to have a new record as a prompt to say so.
This article on the warmest February on record does a good job of explaining how much of the warmth was attributable to El Niño and how much to climate change. Hint: It’s mostly climate change.
As the scientific evidence mounts, we need more articles like this one to explain to people the gravity of the situation and spur them to action.
Please read and share!
I’m happy to announce that I now have 700 followers at Top of JC’s Mind!
Of course, the usual caveats apply. Some people get counted twice if they follow my page on Facebook as well as following on WordPress. Or if they follow my twitter. Or also subscribe directly by email.
I also know that there are people who read my posts without being official followers. I am sometimes taken by surprise when a friend will mention something that they read in one of my posts. It’s a reminder that followers and readers are not the same thing. While I know that only a small fraction of my 700 followers read any particular post, there are readers who are not followers who read every post I put out.
Whether you are a follower, a regular reader, or someone visiting Top of JC’s Mind for the first time, thank you so much for sharing in my blog. I couldn’t do it without you!
This post is part of Linda’s Steam of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt was to begin the post with a contraction. Join us! Find out how here: http://lindaghill.com/2016/02/19/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-2016/
I posted last week about a new record for likes.
I am shocked to report that that record, 66 likes, was shattered yesterday, setting a new record of 103 likes!
And, in the odd record-keeping of WordPress, I had only 79 views…
I realize part of that is that I allow full posts by email and in the reader, so some likes come in that don’t register as views.
I had four posts yesterday.
The first was a re-blog of gorgeous flowers from My Food and Flowers. It attracted likes and some new followers from the photo-blog sector, including one who went on to explore and like a lot of posts. Thank you, v4vikey!
My planned post yesterday was about the ever-popular subject of exercise, featuring adventures with Wii Fit.
Then, there were two spur-of-the-moment posts on my re-vamping of my blog theme, one on the new header and one on the menu. Posts about blogging always seem to attract attention – among bloggers. Go figure!
Part of the success of the post-likes in a single day is the time of day when the posts appear. All four posts appeared in the morning in my time zone, so it gave more hours for my readers to find them the same day.
Thanks to all my readers and “likers” – especially those of my followers who visit on a regular basis. I really do appreciate your visits, comments, and likes here at Top of JC’s Mind!
Wishing you all a great weekend,
Here we are at the end of Just Jot It January 2016. I did a thank you post to Linda on Friday, hoping that I would have time to work on a long-delayed post for Sunday, but my brainpower had to be directed elsewhere.
The fun thing is that January 29 became a record-setting day here at Top of JC’s Mind with 66 likes on that day! My old record had been 59, set on October 13, 2015.
While the thank you post to Linda for Just Jot It January generated the most views, I was happy to have generated views that spread news on behalf of poet- and blogger-friends and a couple of re-blogs. There was a post of links to the recently published poems of Merrill Oliver Douglas on Eunoia Review and one spreading the news about the change in platform for OM. I re-blogged anagram haiku from Mathemagical and a wonderful post explaining the true meaning of jihad from Perfect-The-Days. There were also likes for a post I had written the day before which included the Saint Francis Peace Prayer.
I know that part of the reason for the record-setting day was having had an unusually high number of posts in a short amount of time, while part was having the built-in promotion of Just Jot It January for a couple of the posts.
Setting records is fun, but not as gratifying as the knowledge that people are connecting with one another through Top of JC’s Mind.
Sending out a big THANK YOU to all the visitors who made this record possible and all those who pop in on all the non-record-setting days, too!
This is my final post for Linda’s Just Jot It January 2016. It’s been a blast! http://lindaghill.com/2016/01/31/just-jot-it-january-31st-clumsy/
Last night, I posted about getting a notification that I had reached a new record for “likes” in a day. I did get a few more likes before midnight to boost my total a bit further.
Just thought I’d let you know that my final tally and new daily record for likes is 59, shattering my old record of 48.
Thanks to all my readers and “likers”!
While watching the first Democratic Party debate, I am also perusing some blog posts and got a notification that today, Tuesday, October 13, 2015 is my best day for likes ever here at Top of JC’s Mind. Yay!!!
And there are a couple of hours left, so who knows if I may wind up with more than the 49 that has set the new record for me?
Thanks to all my visitors! I appreciate you stopping by!
Thanks to the combination of my SoCS post and my 500(ish) follower post, which was re-blogged by OM of HarsH ReaLiTy, I set a new record for followers on August 16: eight, breaking my old record of seven.
Thanks, everyone! Now I am up to 510!