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countries which visit our blogOur blog started towards the end of 2017. We had 406 visitors by the end of the year.  In 2018 we had 2569 visitors . Last year we did even better with 3884 visitors. That is really nice to know. Most of our visitors come from Australia but we continue to be popular with people in other countries . We have only posted a picture of the top countries. It is a good mix.

We have 252 followers now and have had 15,602 hits. That’s a good achievement and a nice way to start the new year.

 

 

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We now get thousands of hits from search engines and that was always the aim. people are now landing on our blog from the things they search. The WordPress reader continnues to bring us plenty of visitors and then things like Fcebook and Instagram…even dear Twitter which is not very good on textile arts and crafts.

 

 

 

 

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Christine’s Celtic knot scarf was the top post of the year. Congratulations!! Her rust colloured crescent shawl was the second most popular post for the year 🙂 Talented lady.

Maria’s crochet Alpine stitich was very popular as was Alexis’ idea for poppies for Remembrance Day in 2018.

Glad to see theat the post we put up about knitting not just being a hobby went so well. it is NOT busy work!

Then there was Marina’s idea for the fidget muffs.

So it was mainly knitting and a bit of crochet which won the day for us last year but we would not get he numers or commitment from visitors without all the other things we do.

 

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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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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.