Tuesday, June 12

One thousand and still going

This is my 1000th blog post - Can you believe it?
It seemed like a good time to thank everyone who has regularly visited and stuck with reading everything that I have written.

According to my blog counter 108,203 visits have been made - I wonder how many have been accidental -just people clicking on next blog and hurrying on finding absolutely nothing of interest!
According to Blogger stats my all time visits are just 90,483 but as I remember Blogger hasn't produced stats from the very start of my blogging life whereas the counter above was installed on day 1.

Apparently the most visited post was about Buying Compost written in May of this year. It has had 1,514 page views.  I had expected that it would have been a post written much earlier as this would have been around for longer but I guess it was a subject that touched a nerve. We were planting up tomatoes this week and in one grow bag found this. Its a chunk of 40mm x 15mm by about 150mm long (about 1.5 ins x 3/4 ins and 6 ins long). We wre using the bag to top uo the growing rings - I guess if we had just been using it as a grow bag we would have never noticed it.
But I digress so back on subject. Thanks to Mark from Marks Veg Plot  - his blog has referred the highest number of visits at 571.

The most often used key word search to direct visitors to my blog is sweet piccallili which is rather surprising.

Thanks to everyone who has commented on posts too - again accoding to Blogger Stats there have been 5524 comments dating to when Blogger started counting so in fact this number doesn't reflect everyone's comment. Sorry I can't tell you who the most prolific commenter is as I don't fancy trwling through and manually counting

Then thanks to everyone who visits quietly - it's great to see the number of followers going up and always a bit sad when the number actually goes down to indicate that someone has had enough! I wonder if I'll make it to 200 this year?

Then there is the fascination of realising just where all the vistors come from. This map covers 42,744 made between 25 Jan 2010 to 6 Jun 2012.
Reading the detailed breakdown of where visitors come from is mind boggling.

Disclaimer:
Numbers were accurate yesterday morning when I wrote this post but have gone up since then! It's made me realise how quickly the numbers rise!

26 comments:

  1. I found your blog because you found mine and i am really glad you did as I have loved reading your blog and learned some great tips from you and Martin. I really can't believe you have 1000 posts already...I wonder if I will ever get that many!!
    You have had your blog a little longer than I have had mine going so maybe!!

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    1. I'm sure that you will Tanya - it soon creeps up on you.

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  2. Congratulations on a fine achievement, Sue! Blogging is an absorbing hobby, isn't it? I'm sure many of your readers will have gained some very useful information from your blog, and a good deal of enjoyment too.
    Here's to the second Thousand!

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    1. Thanks Mark just give me another few days to get to the next thousand especially if this awful weather continues.

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  3. Congratulations on your 1000th. You have really helped me as a new allotmenteer and for that I thank you. Keep up the good work xxx

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    1. Thanks Fran, glad that you have found some of the information to be useful

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  4. Congratulations. Not only for reaching 1,000 posts but for noticing.

    ( I passed that milestone a while back but missed it completely :{ )

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    1. Thanks BW - it's all that rushing around at BagEnd you must be too tired to notice anything!

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  5. Hi, I've not left a comment before but would like to say I read your posts with great interest! I have just started growing veg, all by myself on my back garden and find the online community great for inspiration and trouble shooting! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Ada, You are very welcome. I hope that your back garden vegetable patch thrives.

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  6. YAY!!! Congratulations. Funnily enough one of my top key word searches is Bread & Butter Cucumbers - what is it with people and pickles? Looking forward to the next 1000.

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    1. So we appeal to pickle fanatics then Liz, well there are worse things than that aren't there?

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  7. Congratulations on your 1000th post. Your posts are always interesting, and you always find something new to blog about and keep us interested and coming back for more. Keep up the good work.

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    1. It is challenging trying not to be repetitive isn't it Jo but there again there are new people visiting and maybe lots of things fade in the memory. The challenge for martyn and I is to try not to blog about the same things. WE have to have editorial discussions. :)

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  8. Congrats on your 1000th post! You have a great blog containing a lot of useful information. I really enjoy reading your posts and am looking forward to 1000 more!

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    1. Maybe in the next 3 years Robin I may just about manage it or maybe not.

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  9. I admire your staying power Sue 1000 posts is quite an achievement - good on ya.

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    1. Tenacious as a small terrier Elaine!

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  10. Congrats Sue. Always informative, incisive, and topical.


    (My most visited post "50 Ways to Grow Your Supper" - 692 visitors since 2010)

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    1. I'l have to go back and reread that one Mal.

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  11. Well done, your blog is absolutely splendid!

    I also like looking at all the stats. Hope mine will be as good as yours one day!

    Martin

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    1. I'm sure your stats will be fantastic Martin. They do make interesting reading.

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  12. Congrats on your 1,000th post - that's really great! You have a super blog and website and I've learned loads. Looking forward to lots more posts and shared learning in the future!

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    1. Thanks Kelli, hope you stick around too.

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  13. Your blog is very interesting, I can learn someting new, thank you vry much! I will keep reading!

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