4th Assignment – Feb 4 – Statistics

I am not someone who is interested in the technical aspects of blogging, especially the statistics.  Math and numbers are not even one of my weakest strengths.  However I do understand their importance regarding marketing and promotions.  I am just figuring out this blogging activity and not concerned with marketing or promoting my blog.  Maybe one day, but now I am just having fun.

The traffic on my blog increases in the days just after I have posted my response to an assignment, a new post under “The Meditation Cushion” or reblogged from another site.  eg:  the 2K International Writers Blog Tour.  The most interest was exhibited during the week I received the Liebster and Sisterhood of World Bloggers awards.

Visiting friends and checking out new blogs can be very time consuming, therefore, I try to keep my posts short, as not to take up too much time of the people who stop by.  It appears that once someone pops in to take a peek, they also take a boo at one or two other posts, much the way I do when I visit a blog.  I haven’t posted much this week, except to reblog the artist interviews posted on The 2K International Writers Blog Tour.  I am featured near the end of the month.

Here is a  video produced by Khan Academy introducing statistics to the uninitiated.  Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8EYEJ32oQ8

Feb 7/2015

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10 thoughts on “4th Assignment – Feb 4 – Statistics

  1. It’s interesting about these stats….I was amazed to discover at the end of the year, my post on Japanese cheesecake had gotten the most views, likes, comments of any of my other posts! I found that truly astonishing because other posts, I thought would have done better and didn’t. So these stats really help us out. I also thank you for following my poetry blog, Aki no Koe. And I am glad you are making your Meditation Cushion a regular feature. it’s interesting and it is helpful. Thanks!

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    • Yes, I am one who liked your Japanese Cheesecake recipe. I am a baker, I don’t really like to cook, but I do enjoy baking. I haven’t been blogging long enough to have any startling revelations, maybe I’m not good at seeing them. I enjoy your poetry and am happy I found the Aki no Koe site. I am glad you find the Meditation Cushion is interesting and helpful. In love and light Cheryle

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      • You’ll start seeing it. It took me awhile to figure it out and how it helped me. One day, it just clicked. I’m glad you liked that recipe. it is some kind of good. And I’m glad you found the poetry site. That really is my main love. One thing about the stats….I remember the very first follower I had on my main site and how excited I was. with a great deal of happiness, I can state we still follow each other. That’s what I like about blogging, the people. I’m not all het up about branding and having 30,000 followers by the end of the year. It’s about meeting and talking with nice folks like you.

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  2. I recently returned after being away from my blog for awhile and a lot of life changes in between then and now…only to find that I am seemingly starting fresh again, figuring out the direction I want my blog to go in, having had some earlier experience and actually knowing what a blog is. I think all of us have to find the balance between our blog and other life activities, find our voice, follow our hearts and pursue our interests as they change.

    The thing I have really enjoyed most is the diverse and interesting people that I have formed a connection with from different countries, cultures, and the amazing variety of creativity and ideas. I’m old enough to see this communication ease across miles and continents as just miraculous.

    This piece you wrote caught my attention. And an excellent utube on the stats! Thank you.

    All my best to you.

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    • Thanks JoHanna:
      It is difficult to maintain a balance between blogging and many other activities. Your comments are bang on. I too have met some wonderful people while blogging and I do miss them when I am pulled away to work on other tasks. I have slowed down my posts, since I no longer have the prompts from Blogging U, but I guess this is part of the learning curve.
      I don’t usually pay attention to numbers etc, but this exercise was interesting and it did give me some insight into their value.
      Thank you for being one of my blogging buddies I look forward to keeping in touch with and enjoy checking out your blog when I am more focused on my blogging activities. In love and light Cheryle

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  3. Hi Cheryle,
    For what it’s worth, Benjamin Disraeli once said and I’m often reminded of it. “There are three kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies and statistics”. Statistics can be manipulated hence their reputation. Cheers Jamie.

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    • I agree stats are whatever you want them to be. Depending on how they are manipulated they can tell you black is white or the sun shines in the middle of the night.
      Anyway they are just numbers and numbers are not my friends. Haha nice to hear from you. In love and light Cheryle

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