Cool message – A spike in your stats ~TJ116

Part of this journey is the blog and part of the blog is the stats. Call it vanity or self interest but I defy anyone to not look at their stats. Limited information is provided and I have some tips later for how to learn the most from them. Also in a slightly big brother way it is possible to see if it is lots of people looking at a single page or a small number of people reading the hell out of lots of pages. For me, someone dropping by and reading many pages is much more gratifying than a comment to look at the “cute”, “sad”, “cool” image or story and move swiftly on. Or worse still someone deciding it was not worth reading more than the page they landed on.

The permutations are endless: how many people found it by accident but it was not what they wanted – sprinkle in the “likes and comments” from sites selling stuff “coz a business guru” says “drive traffic to your blog by liking and commenting and ye shall be rich!” Sorry I can tell a real comment from a generic “fake” comment  at a 100 pixels.

Anyway the WordPress robots sent me a message I was rather excited by. I was going to crop the rather disparaging “0 hourly views on average” but the stats part of me knows that it makes “26 hourly views” seem much cooler if the normal viewing figure is zero.

Now I actually think their stats are a little harsh here because we have had a staggering  1,135 views since the launch in July.

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So according to WordPress stats we have had an average of 10 views a day BUT November is already double this at 20, so in a long-winded way a massive thank you to everyone that has stopped by even if your “like” was part of a marketing campaign. So I guess until you get 12 or 24 they round it down to ZERO!

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So to those kind folk – maybe in France or Canada who came to read the blog and got us noticed by the WordPress stats robot thank you so much – I hope you found something interesting or useful. I would love to hear feedback or questions or receive comments – we are also still awaiting our first re-blog too! email is just as good if you want to email fatnessnowfitness at gmail dot com.

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I really love the immediacy of blogging too since I sent an email to one of the other authors – a reader from India has dropped by and added an additional at least 9 page views so the graph for today is ever more impressive. 10 more page views and we break the record of 64 views set way back

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I was never really interested in words but they are the writers tools so I have to keep on tracking them down and pondering over them.

Complement and compliment (together with related words such as complementary and complimentary) are frequently confused. They are pronounced in the same way but have quite different meanings: as a verb complement means ‘add to something in a way that enhances or improves’, as in a classic blazer complements a look that’s smart or casual, while compliment means ‘admire and praise someone for something’, as in he complimented her on her appearanceComplementary means ‘forming a complement or addition, completing,’ as in I purchased a suit with a complementary tie. This is often confused with complimentary, for which one sense is ‘given freely, as a courtesy’:honeymooners receive complimentary fruit and flowers.

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Fascinated‎ by words ~WW01

  1. Austerity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In economics, austerity describes policies used by governments to reduce budget deficits during adverse economic conditions. These policies may include 


at·tach  (-tch)

v. at·tachedat·tach·ingat·tach·es

1. To fasten, secure, or join: attached the wires to the post.
2. To connect as an adjunct or associated condition or part: Many major issues are attached to this legislation.
3. To affix or append; add: attached several riders to the document.
4. To ascribe or assign: attached no significance to the threat.
5. To bind by emotional ties, as of affection or loyalty: I am attached to my family.
6. To assign (personnel) to a military unit on a temporary basis.
7. Law To seize (persons or property) by legal writ.

To adhere, belong, or relate: Very little prestige attaches to this position.

[Middle English attachen, from Old French attachier, alteration of estachier, from estachestakeof Germanic origin.
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      Draw irresistibly the attention and interest of (someone): “I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures”.
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