Blog Stats

posts and pages 2019. It’s been a good year an we have done well. We’ll just look at the top posts for the year today because it is an interesting mix. We have had 7559 visits to the blog page and 178 followers. Our top five countries are Australia, America, UK, Canada and Belgium but our visitors come from all over the world now.

Our top post for the year is Christine’s crescent shawl from homespun wool. We then have had a lot of interest in the spinning and knitting sites  and the site on Australian spinning wheels we recommended. Margaret’s sheep cushion from Better Homes and Gardens has been a winner because she used her own colours and homespun wool. Sonya’s report on Alan came into the top 3 from being posted late in the year. We’ll have to blame that on Clarrie! Christine’s celtic knot scarf she tried out also did exceptionally well. It’s interesting and a good knitting challenge. Visitors to our blog like a challenge knit. Then there was Wendy’s cream poncho which looks just beautiful. Such a classic and it suits her well. Like Instagram it’s mainly knitting but the sheep was crocheted. Part of our success is the fact we can spin our own wool and create something which is very original because we can customise the yarn weight and colour when we want to . Such a nice reward for all our hard work!

 

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Blog Stats

September last year we joined WordPress and social media. We haven’t looked back. It has been a heartwarming, interesting journey where we have connected with others and they have connected with us. September this year we actually got ourselves into an online paper.li for textiles. They are like online magazines and it was nice to see us there. paperli

We also did very well  in September on the Twitter analytics with 2 700 impressions of our tweets from this blog and one of the recent successes was the textile picture by Marjorie and Christine. Twitter has also liked our blankets, gloves and gallery visits.

Twitter analytics September 2018

Twitter October 2018

We have always been welcome on Instagram and get good interaction from our followers and people who find us. Instagram liked Janette’s shawl and woven scarves, Alexis blue crochet blanket, the textile picture is going extremely well , Hilary’s jacket was a big success and then spinning from Karin and  Margaret. Instagram likes whatever we do and then there ware waves of enthusiasm about something we have put up or other things will become popular again because they are there and people find out account. It’s a good way to interact with others and see the value of what we do.

Instagram October 2018

As for the blog itself,  we currently have 166 followers and have had 5,950 visits form all over the world. We are starting to get visitors from Asia and Africa more often now.

referrers September 2018Our links continue to be of interest to people and our posts are of value so we get good support from WordPress reader , as always, and our search engine responses have increased considerably. We then have a number of other solid ways of getting visitors to our blog and finally, finally people are coming from Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

posts and pages september 2018Our posts for September brought in good traffic and were popular. After a year in cyberspace we can feel pleased with ourselves. People like us because we are passionate about what we do and we like doing what we do. We share and they share back. That’s a nice way to be. The post about Anne and Bill really struck a chord because it was about overcoming adversity and then people were really happy for us because we’d been a year on our blog. That’s nice!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog stats

June posts

It is good to look at the stats from time to time and see how we are going. This month we have had some changes and they are interesting. We are ever grateful to the 142 follows and the visitors which have allowed us to have 4665 hits to our blog so far. There are people who regularly like our posts and comment and it’s good! In June the popular posts were about winter things. Most visitors come from Australia so that is not surprising at this time of year. Margaret’s sheep cushion was a big hit and Karin’s 10 stitch blanket. Our show and tell is always popular.

 

July postsIn July the posts changed quite a bit but the Australian Spinning Wheels post is , and  has remained, a very popular post. Again show and tell is popular and the fingerless gloves have been shown to be something people like as well. People like and respond to our posts on colour and use of colour.

 

 

 

countries julyWe have had a bit of a change in our countries with a lot of visitors from Turkey this month. That has probably come from our Instagram account. We are also picking up visitors form the Ukraine too and that is probably from Instagram too. We are getting more visitors and they are coming from all over the world. This list is not he complete list. Just the top countries.

 

 

 

 

referrers JulyOur referrers now includes Pinterest as of this month. That’s a big breakthrough and really pleasing. We have also increased referrals from Google Plus. Anyone with gmail will have a Google Plus account and can share posts and ideas on that. Pinterest has sent us more visitors this month than Instagram so that’s really interesting. It is also good to see the search engines are really working for us now.

 

 

 

 

 

Search termsSearch terms which bring us here are a bit of an odd list but then there are things you’d hope for and expect. All those numbers and letters got someone to our blog? Oh, okay. The fact normal things have got people here is a relief after that. There are a lot of search terms WordPress can’t identify. That is not unusual.

 

 

 

Twitter July

Twitter hasn’t changed much but we are doing okay and holding our own. We are getting plenty of retweets of our things and that is a change now. People like what we do. Twitter has a hard time with sheep and woolly wonders.

Instagram July

Instagram is going really well. Our images are popular, we get comments and engagement and we are liked and respected. Our followers keep coming. The fingerless gloves have been really popular and our things with detail, colour and style. We put up a little video of Sheila’s counting beads for rows and stitches. It got 83 hits. That was an experiment done right! Our followers just like what we do and that’s good.

So it’s been an informative couple of months and all is going well.

 

 

 

 

Blog stats

Just a little look at the blog stats for May  and then our other accounts because it’s all good. The world likes Alan’s and Sheila’s weaving and Margaret’s sheep. There has also been a good ongoing reaction to our chicken challenge and to the fair isle and colourful things we produce. Marjorie’s soft coloured, one ply crochet blanket has been a winner too as have been socks! Instagram loves colourful socks so Karin’s Ice Yarn socks were very popular.

may postsThe sheep cushion was very well received and very popular. There is a continued interest in our oddments and upcycling projects. The chicken challenge has been a heart warmer and our hats are always welcome. Most of our posts do really well and get a positive response.

referrers may

 

 

 

The WordPress Reader continues to be of great support to our blog and we get interest and followers from there. We are increasingly being found via search engines and that is good news since it means we are becoming more independent and forging a reputation in our own right. We still have the same spread of countries and order of countries so nothing much has changed there. At least we are stable in that respect.

Twitter May18

Twitter doesn’t change much. Our posts generate a reasonable amount of views and we are slowly building a follower base. Woollie things are taking time on Twitter. The weaving was of most interest in recent times.

Instagram June 18

Instagram always has a warm, enthusiastic welcome for our things. It likes the colour and ideas. it has been loving our chickens and hats, but it values the gentler colours of things like Marjorie’s blanket too. Colour work is important on Instagram at the moment as are things like Hilary’s chicken which had such a strong personality. Instagram liked Janette’s chicken for that reason too but all our chickens have been popular and whatever we put up is valued. Weaving seems to be the thing at the moment so sharing woven items has been timely.

Our blog has nearly 4000 hits now and we have 127 followers so it is all positive and all things to make us happy. We are half way through June and it will be interesting to see how things change.