Month in Review

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August has come and gone. We enjoyed the summer while it was here. We made trips to the beach and trips to the splash pad. We made many trips to baseball practices and games, too. But how did the blog get along?

August saw 27 posts with a grand total of 1,520 views, 138 more than July. I finally crested 1,500 again. I might be back on the incline of the rollercoaster of views.

There were 556 visitors. That’s 16 more!

The “like” button was clicked 77 more times in August than in July with¬†544 likes ūüôā I’m so glad y’all liked my posts so much! I like you, too!

There was great discussion in August. In fact, 493 comments were left on my posts. That’s 99 more than August had!

33 countries came to visit my little corner blog. Amazing! The top three were the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands. Australia, you were a very close fourth! Last month Australia and the Netherlands were in opposite positions. What a battle to get the bronze!

Besides my homepage, Behind the Scenes Blogging¬†got the gold in¬†the¬†most viewed page competition with 78¬†views. This is where I answered some questions about how I blog.¬†I Imagine A Day¬†captured the silver with 67¬†views. I really believed this one would get more attention. It’s about the ideal teaching/education system.¬†The Best Birthday Card Ever In the History¬†earned the bronze with 51 views. My son made the most fantastic 40th birthday Star Wars card.

The end of August brought my 500th WordPress follower. I’m currently at 544 followers. That’s a gain of 73! WOWZER! I don’t know where we’re going, but we’re having a grand time getting there! We’re not lost, just wandering.

Next up… the top six commenters. This is really what keeps me blogging. The views are nice. The likes are good. But it’s the comments and the discussions that drive my blog forward. You make me laugh. You make me think. You make me want to keep writing more more more! Thank you to all of you.

Ann¬† of GrubbnCritters on “Growing Turmeric”
Erika¬†of That’s What Anxious Mom Said on “Smoked Chicken Nuggets”
Sandra¬†¬†of A Momma’s View on “Share Your World”
Elen¬†of Elen Grey on “Single Shot Monday”
Daley¬†of The Invisible Moth on “The Adventures of Cat-Littering
Pieter¬†of AhDad on “Laugh With Me #48”

It’s the same six as last month, just ¬†a different order! C’mon everyone, knock these people off the charts. Not that I want them off the charts because I really like them.

Things are picking up in the blog world. We’re all back to school. My half of the world is slowly edging its way toward fall and winter while the other half slowly marches toward spring and summer. I enjoy fall so much, though. Not because of¬†pumpkin spice either. Pumpkin pie, yes. Apple pie, most definitely. Once upon a time I didn’t like apple pie. Then one day in high school I decided I liked it.

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