This has been doing the rounds on some of the blogs that I read, so I followed the link and found, just as I suspected, I am tame enough for G. In fact, all I scored was one mention of the word "death" . I'll have to jazz things up a bit here in future. I think I should aim for PG at least. After all, everyone should have a goal. Congratulations to Addicted to Medblogs who finally got her blog rated R with this post.
On to another matter. Statistics. I have two counters on my sidebar and they never agree with each other. For the week June 18 to 24th I averaged 111 per day in Sitemeter, while my Bravenet statistics average 71 for the same period. I'm pretty sure it's not me visiting my own site 40 times a day. According to Sitemeter, this week I went over 100 hits in a day for the first time and what's more it continued for the next few days at least. Now I'm not naive enough to believe that everyone is popping over to read what I have to say. In fact I know that most of my hits come through Google searches for Westies. But why the sudden surge in Westie searches? That's what I'm asking myself. But you've gotta love this chart. It makes the little old lady's heart glad, even as her head knows it doesn't mean a thing. I do know that I am now probably disqualified for the best little blogger category in the Blogpower awards. Too bad, so sad. Not really true, James. You know you can't trust statistics and here's the proof.
|Sunday||June 24, 2007||72||+1|
|Saturday||June 23, 2007||64||-7|
|Friday||June 22, 2007||83||+12|
|Thursday||June 21, 2007||77||+6|
|Wednesday||June 20, 2007||79||+8|
|Tuesday||June 19, 2007||71||0|
|Monday||June 18, 2007||55||-16|
By the way, another English garden that I visit is Mary's, over at Big World ... Small Garden.
Mary just started her blog and not only does she share her garden photos but she visits other gardens and posts about them too.
For the second time I have been awarded the Thinking Blogger award by a fellow British Columbia blogger, Smalltown RN at A Place I call Home. She said some very nice things about me which I do appreciate. She herself is a very proud BC resident and her blog is very enjoyable to read. Her posts cover a variety of topics, personal and otherwise, often nursing or medical related. She raised the topic of elderly drivers in a very interesting post recently, when she was confronted by a dilemma on this issue. I hope you don't mind if I don't pass this award on as only one of the five I passed it on to last time took it up. If you are on my sidebar you keep me thinking.
I think that is all for this post about This and That. It's what I call a blog type post, not my normal output, but sometimes we all need to do this. I hope you were impressed by all that linking. Regular programming will resume in the near future.
Update: Actually I have three stat counters, although one was hidden, but no longer. Last Friday I had these 3 different counts: Sitemeter 121; Bravenet 86; Statcounter 99. Bravenet and Statcounter say they count unique visitors. Well who do you trust? Well what does it matter? Not a jot, just interesting.