sharpchick_2011: (Candle)
I'm taking a four day weekend.

Spent yesterday rushing about, doing chores and running errands.

So I could spend the rest of the time restoring my soul.
One of the best ways to do that is in my garden.

This morning, I had coffee and newspaper on the porch and then watered the garden.

This hosta is about 6 years old. When I watered, I also rearranged the pinecones underneath it, because I see a slug or two has been munching...
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Japanese painted fern...can't get too much of it, if you ask me. As long as you give it some shade and enough water, it just keeps on going, even in our Arkansas summers.
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Rosemary, anyone? Seriously, if you live nearby, just come on and get as much as you will use.
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Today, I have been graving.

Those photos will appear later in either my genealogy blog, or my cemetery blog.

So you will have to go here, or there to see them.
The journey is good.

And it's still only in the 80s here...

Namaste.
sharpchick_2011: (Troll)
Since DW does not have a function to let you see how many visitors you've had to your blog, or which entries were the most popular, I use Google Analytics for all three of my blogs. (Here's the FAQ that explains how to use Google Analytics - which is free - with DW blogs.)

So every once in a while, I check it. All three blogs are listed with an overview report, and I can click on any link I want to start down into levels of detail - like what browser were people using when they read the blog (overwhelmingly Internet Explorer on all three, with Firefox a distance second, Chrome in third place, and Android browsers at the end.)

My genealogy blog is the most widely read, and direct traffic is increasing on it, as referral traffic decreases.

Which means people are bookmarking it, I think. If they were reading it using Google Reader, I think that would show up in referral stats.

The entrance keywords are a hoot for me. This is the batch of data that tells me if someone did a search and landed on the blog, what the search term was. For the genealogy blog for the month from August 3 through September 2, here are the searches that got them here:
dee blakely dreamwidth blog aug 2011 (39 times)
dee burris journal (25 times)
born in 1914
born in 1912
footnote fold3
neighbors doing message in pluck card photos


Okay, now that last one is a complete mystery to me.

The biggest surprise this morning was the average amount of time spent on the blogs during this 30 day period.

For the genealogy blog, it was 4 minutes, 47 seconds.
For this blog, it was 3 minutes, 58 seconds.
And for my newest blog, Graven Images, it was 7 minutes, 55 seconds.

I think there are some folks who like cemetery art as much as I do.
sharpchick_2011: (Default)
It's not that I have nothing to do.

I'm thinking of starting another blog, just with cemetery photos.

I already have two blogs.

Have I lost what was left of my mind?

Be brutally honest...I can take it.
sharpchick_2011: (Troll)
Ask and you shall receive...

These things don't spoil, do they? I mean, I saw no expiration dates...

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