Posts Tagged ‘blog stats’

January 1, 2014


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I’ve said it before: I’m a writer, not a math whiz.

Still, I enjoy looking at my blog statistics. That’s why I look forward to seeing what the WordPress stats helper monkeys come up with every New Year’s Eve.

As I look ahead to 2014 (TMP’s releases of BEAUTY AND THE BALLPLAYER and SLIDING INTO HOME this March and April, followed by the indie publication of BLIND DATE BRIDE in June), take a peek at their summary of 2013.

Among the highlights:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

In 2013, there were 49 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 144 posts.

The busiest day of the year was July 18th with 38 views. The most popular post that day was I have big news.

Since July 18 was the day I announced my first sale/signing a contract with Turquoise Morning Press, it’s not surprising that was my busiest day of the year.

Thank you all for reading and commenting and following me on Twitter and my Facebook Author Page.

Here’s to a 2014 that’s just as successful—or more so.

May 18, 2011


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While I was checking my blog stats Tuesday morning, I saw a tidbit that made me laugh out loud:

Someone found my blog by using the search term “Mr. Happy story ideas.”

Since that’s the pet name one of my heroes uses for a certain part of his anatomy, I can’t help wondering if the searcher found more than he/she bargained for!

P.S. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the original post where Mr. Happy made his first appearance on the blog.

January 3, 2011


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I already wrote a post sharing my 2010 accomplishments. Although I remain agentless and unpublished, they weren’t inconsequential, for sure.

In that post, I also outlined some goals for 2011. Those tasks included building my blog. While I still want to do that, it turns out I might have been harder on myself than I needed to be.

According to the stats helper monkeys at, Love & Laughter’s doing just fine. Here’s their summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 131 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 171 posts. There were 16 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was September 25th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was Doing the wrong things?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for conflict “sherry lewis”, “sherry lewis” plot conflict, lily in wonderland by kelly fitzpatrick, “sherry lewis” conflict, and laughter.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Doing the wrong things? September 2010


About Me September 2009
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Right direction February 2010
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Writer’s roller coaster December 2010


The phone rang March 2010

I do have to wonder, however, why a site called “obama scandal exposed” sent me traffic. I don’t recall writing a word about our president (who is not a Muslim, no matter how many times the talking heads at FOX News insist otherwise).

Yes, now I AM making a shameless bid to draw more hits! 😉