Hallo Mr. Xenophon

Nick Xenophon follow
Can he knit?

The group erupted into good natured mirth when they found out on Monday at our meeting that Senator Nick Xenophon was one of our followers on Twitter. He is a well known South Australian politician who is currently working in federal parliament. Our only question, though, was :

“Can he knit? “

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Blog stats

We have been online for a month and today is the last official monitoring for a while. We can see we have done well, the results are encouraging and we are on the right track. It is an interesting journey. So how have we done in this first month?

posts and pagesThere  continues to be a lot of hits to the home page and we have over twenty followers now and regular traffic. That is a solid achievement in a month for a new blog. The health benefits of yarn arts, blog stats and the garter stitch beret continue to be of interest. It is good to see , though, there has been quite a lot of interest in Australian made spinning wheels. Nothingbutknit and yarn and pencil are loyal supporters of this blog and we thank them.

 

 

 

 

referrersOur referrers have remained the same but Instagram and twitter are now bringing visitors to the blog. The Twitter account is starting to grow and we have 14 followers which is not bad considering we have had the account for a fortnight and Twitter doesn’t get yarn yet. We are making contact with wool people and textile artists. Instagram has just blossomed . In a fortnight we have gained 77 followers which is really cheerful news. Our top pictures are Jan’s teapots, Meryl’s merino jacket, Marjorie’s colourful socks and neck scarf, Alexis beautiful yarn on her spool and Marie’s corner to corner crochet. All those images have done really well. On Twitter the images have been different. Marie’s  and Christine’s corner to corner crochet post has over 80 impressions (views), Jan’s hats post has done really well and then people have been excited about our blog stats. There has been a lot of interest in those posts about stats.

 

countries

We still have Australia , US and UK as our top countries and we get a lot of visits from those. The numbers from Romania and India are gradually building and we have had visitors from all over the world. It’s lovely. Our first month has been very positive. We can now keep working on it all and come back and check in 3 months time to see if the news continues to be as good.

Blog stats

We are monitoring the first month of our blog and online activity because it pays to know. It is also very encouraging and heartening. Each week we have grown and it is interesting to find out what the online world is reacting to.

 

posts week 3Our home page always gets plenty of visits. Nothingbutknit and yarn and pencil have been two strong supporters of ours since the beginning and we thank them for that.

Our top three posts are now:

Last week’s Blog stats 

Health benefits of yarn arts and crafts

Margaret’s Garter stitch beret

People also seem to like things about yarn and style.

 

ReferrersWe set up accounts on Twitter and Instagram last week. Both of those are now bringing us traffic, especially Instagram. We became popular quickly on Instagram and in a week have gathered over 40 followers. Maria’s corner to corner crochet square, Alexis’ stylish wrap and Andrea’s fine socks on round needles  have had a great number of likes on Instagram which is fantastic. Twitter is much slower and will be because Twitter has yet to learn that there can never be enough yarn. That said we are getting some good impressions for our tweets. Maria’s and Christine’s corner to corner crochet tweet from the blog post got 38 impressions (viewed 38 times) and Sonya’s spring cleaning post and the pictures of our ocean view got 35 impressions each. That is really good for a new account. We have found some interesting wool and felting people on Twitter , though, so we’ll build from there. The WordPress reader continues to be our best referrer.

countriesThis week it is really exciting to see how many more countries have visited our blog. Australia , USA and UK bring most of our visitors but we now have a bigger reach around the world and it will be interesting to see if we can sustain and even grow that.

Week three has seen some real growth and it’s nice to know that. It is always interesting to see what is popular and why. People like ideas and patterns. They like to know about our yarn adventures. They love our view of the ocean so we’ll just keep spinning by the sea.

Spinning into cyberspace

Chrisites Beach
We spin by the sea

We spin by the sea. This view is a constant source of inspiration and comfort on a Monday when we meet. We often talk about how the sea is looking, what the weather looks like, the colours. We’ll drift off into our own creative thoughts as we gaze at the ocean. It never ceases to uplift us. We made a decision recently to reach out and start blogging and this week we decided it would be good to have an Instagram account, a Twitter account and a Facebook page. Why not? We like connecting and it’s nice to share our love of spinning and yarn arts and crafts with the rest of the world.

The Instagram and Twitter accounts are featured in the right sidebar of the blog if you are on a tablet or computer. On a phone you will have to scroll down past the posts.

You can also go directly to the accounts from the  links provided in this post. You do not have to belong to Twitter or Instagram to view our posts on those accounts.

Instagram :

Seaford Spinners and Weavers Instagram account

Link: https://www.instagram.com/seafordspinnersandweavers/ (@seafordspinnersandweavers)

Twitter:

Seaford Spinners and Weavers twitter account

Link: https://twitter.com/seafordSAW (@seafordSAW@seafordSAW)

The Facebook page is pending!