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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oh That Sinking Feeling!

Since I have been blogging less, I have not been as attentive to my blogs' stats.  I was applying for a sponsorship today that asked for the number of unique visitors per month on that particular blog.  I opened Statcounter and my heart dropped!  There was an unbelievable dip in traffic on my most popular blog that is still seeing for the most part daily posts.  I immediately panicked thinking that perhaps my blog had been dropped from one or more search engines.  After I started breathing again, I started checking.  I opened Google Analytics.   My traffic was right where it should be.  In fact, according to Google Analytics, my traffic is increasing.  What a relief!  So, I went back to Statcounter and noticed a couple of changes.  There is now an 'i' in a blue circle by the browser if it is a search engine bot which means they were doing a bit of tweaking at Statcounter.  You can click on the 'i' to block these visits from showing in your stats now.  This is a new feature.  I'll leave it so I can see when the search engine bots visit to give me a quick visual and reassurance they are still indexing my blog.  Now that I've had my bit of excitement, back to blogging...


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