As I mentioned yesterday, I’m not sure what happened four days ago. Someone shared a page from my blog on Facebook and suddenly everyone and his brother is stopping by to check out that share! Thanks for the promo who ever you are. I’ve tried so many different ways to find that original Facebook share, but tracking back to the specific referrers on Facebook isn’t something you can do. Through a little research, I found out that’s thanks to Facebook. Ok, that’s life. I’d still love to see it. If for no other reason than for marketing interest.
I do know the page that was shared and generating the huge increase in traffic is my post on 3-Time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart’s Log Home in Indiana. An absolutely beautiful log house, nestled on 414 acres called Hidden Hollow.
This past Saturday my traffic tracker jumped to 298 from the average 40 to 60 visits per-day. Sunday that number jumped to 457. Monday at 6:15 pm Eastern, we were up to 2,362 views for that day alone. In the time it took me to get a snap-shot of the statistics page and post it on The Best Day Ever – So Far, that number jumped to 2,450. Almost a 100 views within 30minutes?! Seriously? Wow.
At the end of the day, Monday December 15, 2014 there were 4,557 views making yesterday my best day ever here on Springwolf’s Creations. Continue reading →
I’m not sure what happened three days ago. Someone shared a page from my blog on Facebook and suddenly everyone and his brother is stopping by to check out that share! Thanks for the promo. Wish I could see it, but tracking back to the specific referrers isn’t something that’s provided on my blog statistics.
In general my little blog here receives on average 40 to 60 visits a day. It depends on which day of the week. More on Monday and Friday to my technology posts. More on the weekends for my story posts. But three days the traffic tracker jumped to 298. Really? You all couldn’t find 2 more people on Saturday to come visit?
Sunday that number jumped to 457. And so far today Monday at 6:15 pm Eastern, 2,362. In the time it took me to get a snap-shot of the statistics page and post it here, that number has jumped to 2,450. So I suspect that number will keep rising over the next few hours of the day. Continue reading →
“The Link on a Lance” Maryland Renfaire 2007 by Springwolf
Funny Stories Can Lift Your Spirit
A few years ago, my son and I had a particularly hard week that culminated into one very difficult day. Life was presenting more challenges than either of us could handle alone and at the time, there was no one to turn to. He had his school stresses and I had my big adult life and parent stresses. The evening was filled with some yelling, from both directions and a lot of “you don’t do this or that”; again from both sides. It was a school night and I had put him to bed with no real solutions or comfort for either of us. At some point you have to stop arguing, because all you’re doing is going in circles and not getting anywhere at all.
While I went to my place for a cry, he was crying in bed. About an hour later he got back up and said he couldn’t sleep because he was too upset. Nothing can wrench your heart out more than your little boy crying because he too was hitting the rocks of despair. The annoyance of him being up nearly two hours after he was supposed to be in bed sleeping, flew right out the door. I knew how he felt. I felt the same way. Continue reading →
A picture can speak 1,000 words. Graphics can add a lot of flair to your web site. They put your words into images and grab the attention of the reader. How many articles have you clicked on, because the picture was intriguing?
Too many graphics can also be a deterrent to visitors. The more graphics you have, the longer your web page takes to load. In a world of instant gratification, if users have to wait, they cancel your page and go on to something else. You must use your own judgment to find that happy medium.
You also don’t want to use graphics that are too large for you article. I don’t mean taking up white space, and condensing your paragraphs to a tiny column next to the image. I mean taking up disk space which affects load time when you’re page is accessed through a browser. Remember not everyone is on a high speed internet connection. But even if they were, you don’t want people waiting for your page to load, because the image files are too large. Continue reading →