Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

This isn’t very interesting but it does have a photo of Tennant (not my idea) for the ladies,(but obviously not for Doctor Who fans because he has nothing to do with it) and lots of stats and stuff to show you how many wonderful peeploids worried my blog last year.

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 110 posts. There were 53 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 17th with 559 views. The most popular post that day was Has Anyone Seen Our David…?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were community.livejournal.com, twitter.com, blogsurfer.us, facebook.com, and spam-filtering-service.net-us.info.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for cheryl cole, underground map, london underground, lady gaga, and captain pugwash.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Has Anyone Seen Our David…? February 2010
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2

GaGa Ooh La La! December 2009
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3

Sci-Fi’s Unsung Heroes #53,627 – Ensign Ro Laren August 2009
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4

Star Wars Episode VII-A New Blog September 2009
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5

The One About Not Drinking August 2009
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…so said Sir Michael Caine at the end of the cinematic masterpiece,The Italian Job.

Last night,I had a great idea….or a least it seemed like a great idea at the time–many people’s famous last words.

Here are the details.

I am about to launch my 50th blog update upon an unsuspecting world,and because,with me,it’s all about the numbers,I thought it would be a great idea (those words again) to celebrate this milestone by getting as many different bloggers/tweeters/aspiring authors to write about 150-200 words on a certain subject which I will compile into one blog—the aforementioned 50th.

But don’t worry…it’s not all about me….even though it should be 😉

It’s my way of having a day off doing something a little different.I think it will be interesting to have several different views on one particular subject….and that subject is…”Perfect Day.”

Whatever that means to you.

If you want to contribute,you can write your piece in the comments box for this post,or you can email it to ewl1971@googlemail.com so I have all the mini-blogs in one place.Keep them to about 200 words,so I can put about 10 of them in without the whole thing turning into War&Peace.To give you an idea,so far this is 200 words.

If I get enough I might do another one….if I don’t get any,I’ll probably cry.

There’s no big rush,but I would like to post the finished blog by about Tuesday.

Make me proud….I look forward to reading your work.

Thank you.

"What do you mean you don't follow @ComedyQueen?"

"What do you mean you don't follow @ComedyQueen?"

Oh,dear.

He’s been and gone and done it.

But in some considerable style.

“Too many twits might make a twat”

I’d give my right arm for a one-liner like that.

David Cameron has single-handedly shown the Conservative Party’s ignorance of the Zeitgeist.

He’s sooo not down with the kids,man.

Now,some people may argue that it doesn’t matter,that Twitter is just something “the kids” do,like taking drugs and knifing each other.And,granted,the kinds of people who would vote Tory have probably never even heard of computers let alone Twitter.

But it’s clear that any chance Cameron had of engaging with the youth of Britain (the ones old enough to vote,specifically) has just gone out the window.Because if there’s one thing that Twitter users hate more than anything else,even more than when they can’t see their friend’s replies to people they don’t follow (get over it) is when their favourite pastime is criticised as being something pointless or stupid.

"I strongly urge all Party members to follow @sabbathdei...his blog rules"

"I strongly urge all Party members to follow @sabbathdei...his blog rules"

Let’s change the Twitter habit of a lifetime and get things in perspective.David Cameron didn’t call Twitter users twats-even though that’s what everybody is reporting.What he actually meant was someone in his position has to be careful what he says.One single wrong word in a tweet could end his career.

At least,I hope that’s what he meant…otherwise he truly is shafted.

I can’t bring myself to totally care,due to the fact that I never have,and certainly never will,vote Conservative.I’m Welsh,and that is just not done in Wales…except in the last Euro Elections,but we’ll gloss over that.

Either way,we will never experience the joy of reading Cameron’s tweets…never will we learn of the Tory leader’s recommendations for #followfriday…

To the Twitterverse I shall only say this…calm down.It’s only David Cameron,he’s not really worth making a fuss of.

But it’s still a killer line…pure genius.

“Too many twits might make a twat”

Remember that when you’re poised over your keyboard.

Next time–DEFINITELY The History Of Cup-A-Soup…unless Gordon Brown slags off Youtube….

That twitter thing…

Posted: July 25, 2009 in Life
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You're so vain,you probably think this is meant to be you...

A happy Twitter user,yesterday...

The other day I hit a milestone.

8,000 updates on Twitter.
This may seem a lot to some,and pathetic to others.
But while a life in front of the computer does appeal,sadly the pay isn’t very good.And there’s that annoying food and toilet thing to deal with as well.
I joined Twitter in February of this year,for reasons I can’t even remember…something to do,perhaps? Wanting to be part of the in-thing?
Whatever..I started Tweeting.
And I tweeted some more…and some more…and then I realised something rather alarming….
Who actually cares what I’m doing?
If you’re one of those tweeters that feels the need to broadcast your every move to the world,then I cautiously salute you….your ego must be so enormous that you don’t care what people think.Fair enough if you’re a celebrity,your fans may want to know what you’re up to at any given moment,but if you are one of those half-baked Twitter “celebrities” who are well known only to the end of their street,then believe me nobody really wants to know if you’re having a bath.
Hmmm…getting a bit rantish there…
Twitter certainly isn’t all bad…sure,you get the archetypal characters that you get in life….bullies,loonies,wannabes,attention-seekers,weirdos,players…and I could give you an example of all of them,but that is true of all social networking sites.
It’s full of people,what do you expect?
I used to be on Facebook…a strange kind of dead,parallel dimension where that pretty girl you lusted after in school turns into a fat middle-aged binge-drinker with the photos to prove it.
Facebook is populated by all your schoolfriends who you never liked in the first place.
Twitter….
Twitter is alive…and is rapidly becoming the first place the world looks for breaking news,as evidenced by the recent Iranian election/Michael Jackson meltdowns.
So what have I learned over the course of those 8,000 bursts of 140 characters or less?
Sod all that I didn’t already know…that some people like the sound of their own “voice” a little too much,others crave attention and fame with every fibre of their being,the Americans praise the lord a little too often…someone’s trying to sell me porn.
Some people just want to mess with my head.
Just like life.
So will I make it to 10,000 tweets?
Yes I will…probably not as quickly as some people I could mention,but I will get there…because I love it.I am,by nature,a very nosey person,and tweets are,at their best,a peek through the curtains into someone’s life.And more often than not,that person’s life is much better than mine.
And it IS addictive,requiring very little effort in essence.Also I now have something to relentlessly plug on Twitter myself…this blog,which I hope its readers will enjoy.
Maybe a little bit of self-promotion is what has been missing from my life.
It’s not something that has ever come easy to me.
Maybe the “look-at-me” gang have got it right.
So.
Follow me on Twitter…follow the people I follow…I’m quite fussy about the people I actually follow.They’re all wonderful.
Read my blog…click the links to other blogs,and buy some tea from The Pembrokeshire Tea Company (the best tea in Wales!)
Above all…tweet nice…and if you can’t be nice,be interesting.
Next time-…later,that same evening…