Wednesday, March 19, 2008

25,000 HITS


UNBELIEVABLE, WE'VE HAD 25,000 HITS ON OUR BLOG (SEE THE COUNTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG).

WE HAVE ABOUT 50 DIFFERENT READERS A DAY, AND IF THEY CLICK BACK FARTHER BACK THAN 5 DAYS TO READ SOMETHING THAT COUNTS AS ANOTHER HIT. THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE ONLY 50 READERS. MANY OF OUR READERS ONLY LOOK IN ON US A COUPLE OF TIMES A WEEK (USUALLY AT WORK). THE BLOG IS SET UP TO SHOW THE MOST CURRENT FIVE ENTRIES.

WHAT ABOUT THE ADVERTISING? HAS IT GENERATED ANY INCOME? WELL, YES AND NO, THE 25,000 HITS GENERATED $30.38 IN ADVERTISING INCOME FROM GOOGLE ADSENSE. THE CATCH IS THAT GOOGLE WILL NOT PAY UNTIL YOUR BALANCE REACHES $100. JUST A RUFF ESTIMATE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER 5 OR 6 YEARS UNTIL I SEE THE MONEY.

WE COULD BROADEN OUR APPEAL AND GO FOR MORE READERSHIP, BUT WE PREFER TO STAY WITH THE CIRCLE OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND RV'ERS THAT READ THE BLOG. THE FAMILY STORIES AND PICTURES JUST WOULDN'T WORK, AS WRITTEN, TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

BECAUSE OUR EXTENDED FAMILY GROUP AND FRIENDS ARE THE SAME, WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO WRITE A BLOG ENTRY FOR US TO POST. JUST E-MAIL YOUR STORY AND PICTURES, AND WE WILL EDIT IT AND POST IT TO THE BLOG. BLOGGING, ALMOST DAILY, AND BEING CAMPED IN THE SAME PLACE FOR MONTHS WORKING, CAN SOMETIMES BE TUFF TO COME UP WITH A TOPIC, SO ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
BESIDES IT'S A GREAT FORMAT TO BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY UP TO SPEED ON YOUR LIVES AND KIDS.

BECAUSE BLOGSPOT IS A GOOGLE PRODUCT, WHEN STRANGERS DO A GOOGLE SEARCH OUR BLOG OFTEN TURNS UP IN THE LIST OF RESULTS. ODDLY ENOUGH THE BLOGS THAT TURN UP NEW READERS FROM SEARCHES THE MOST, ARE THE ONES WRITTEN BY MARY ABOUT TRADER JOE'S.

THE BLOGS WRITTEN BY UNCLE HANS ALSO PRODUCE MANY SEARCH HITS AND READS, AS PEOPLE SEARCH MANY OF THE TOPICS HE WRITES ABOUT, LIKE BELIZE, MOTORCYCLE TOURS, AND HIS VARIED RANGE OF BLOG TOPICS.

DID YOU EVER WANT TO GO BACK AND LOOK FOR AN OLD BLOG ENTRY TO SEE WHAT REX OR UNCLE HANS HAD TO SAY ON A CERTAIN SUBJECT? YOU CAN CLICK ON THE LABELS IN THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN, AND SOON I'LL BE ADDING A NEW FEATURE THAT WILL INCLUDE AN INDEX OR TABLE OF CONTENTS THAT WILL BRING UP OLD BLOGS.

WE ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF NEW CATEGORY LABELS. "RERUN BLOGS" AND "NONSENSE" BLOGS. THESE BLOGS ARE JUST TO CONFIRM THAT WE ARE OK AND THAT YOU NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT US BECAUSE WE MISSED A DAILY BLOG ENTRY. THESE ARE SET UP AHEAD OF TIME AND IF WE DON'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS WE SIMPLY CALL AMY WHO HAS ACCESS TO OUR BLOG AND POST ONE OF THESE "CANNED" BLOGS FOR US.

A COUPLE OF MORE BLOG FACTS. THERE ARE 1000 PICTURES INCLUDED IN THE 610 BLOG ENTRIES.

OUR "THANKS" TO EVERYBODY FOR READING OUR BLOG !!!

1 comments:

Nikki said...

your welcome!