The sun sets on another day…
I was rummaging around in statistics today and wanted to share a few. I have done this from time to time just to give everyone an idea of who is out there. It also helps me to understand a little about who I am writing to today.
So, for the last 2 months in 2018 about 500 unique people visited the site. they represent mostly the United States of America and Canada. It is interesting to note that Ireland and China are really close to Canada. Most people look at 2 pages when they are here. It is random where they go, but about 90% of the time.
I was surprised that most are on an iPhone when the go to the site. Second is Windows 10, then a variety of other systems. If you are the person (1) on Windows XP, consider an upgrade soon.
I only get a few searchbots. That was a surprise. 50% of the people logging on are on mobile systems. The most read post for the last 2 months was “Important People“. The second most popular was “For Every Beginning“. Both have been read a lot, but one is about a group of authors, and the other is a long post about people and concepts. Even though both posts are older, they continue to get hits daily.
I was surprised an older post called Jumping the Waves has one of the highest number of votes on it. Many pictures are close. Usually there are just a few votes a day, the highest number of votes every given is close to 50.
The highest referrer to the site is Facebook, but more people still come independent of Facebook and read for a few. The most searched word on 29000sunsets is “fear” and I am not sure why, but it may be from a post “The Face of Fear” which is highly read or for one of several links to scary short stories I have written. the second most popular search is happiness which comes up with a variety of posts, 52 posts contain the word happiness, and I would have thought there would have been more.
There are currently 1289 posts of varying definitions. There are about 60 that were turned off or never released as I considered them too dark, too dismal, or went of to some la la land that was not where I should have been. This leaves over 1200 posts with all but a few concurrent since I decided to write every day in late 2015. This means sometimes I doubled up, but usually I write once per day and post a picture with it.
I have most used my pictures, but Gary Samples, a friend, is second and I have linked to his pictures a considerable number of times.
So what does it matter?
If you are reading this far, well, we are in it together. I have been careful not to place ads, be too goofy, maybe a little, and not to make this a place for over commercialization. I am told that costs me. I could take advantage of this venue a little more, but it is a great place to try to lift people up, and not bombard them with useless ads, or silly political jargon. Maybe just maybe we are a little better off knowing we are in this together, and knowing you are not alone in skimming by from time to time.
I am well into the fourth book and it will be the longest yet. I also will be starting a new series after I finish the fifth book. Sometime in the next few days I will offer a preview to the new series via this site and ShortStorySite.com. In the end, I like to write and enjoy the stories that I put out and become a part of each day.
I know, I know, boring. If you want to read a new story I have written, see it here.
So as the sun sets on another day, thanks for being a faithful follower if you are, and thanks for visiting if you are just a visitor. Enjoy the day, enjoy the moment, be happy with yourself and try to be happy with those around you. Challenge your passion always, and take your limits to new limits. In the end, you are amazing and I believe in you, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy the night…