A GRAND GIVEAWAY & A QUESTION OR TWO!
So, I see these statistics on my WordPress stats page of increasing numbers of folks popping in to visit this little patch of blogland. But the statistics aren’t very helpful. It seems that some may simply visit the “Home Page”, the posting for the day; others may cruise around from post to post, and some may be brand new to my blog and are looking at the “About” and “Artist Statement” pages. The stats page tells me there are 107 “Followers”. The meaning of this is not real clear to me. My husband has reminded me there are any number of ways folks “check in” to a blog, and they don’t all require being a “Follower” as WordPress counts it. Here’s just a few I can think of:
Everyday Matters, both the Yahoo group and the Facebook group.
Facebook & Twitter
Subscribing to the blog to receive an email each time I post. This is a WordPress stat as “Follower”.
Google Reader. This is how I “check in” to all my favorite blogs…but I don’t think any of the blog “owners” even know that I am checking in via this vehicle. It doesn’t really land me on their actual site, unless I click to go to it. I can just read/view the day’s posting.
Ravelry & Etsy. Folks looking specifically for a pattern or an item to purchase may find me this way.
Pinterest. I’ve had several links of late coming in from this site.
Direct click. This might be someone like my mom, who has bookmarked my blog and just clicks on it to visit every so often.
Subject Searches. Folks finding my blog due to “googling” particular subjects that direct them to my blog. They may stay all of two seconds, or they might come back regularly…???
And there may be other ways I’m not aware of that folks come in for a visit. But when I see the WordPress daily stats climbing…I have to wonder: WHO ARE YOU & HOW DID YOU GET HERE?????
SO. For this Grand Giveaway, I have three things I’d like to give: a Zine, a pack of Genevieve cards, and a Genevieve Print. So, that means THREE people will win something!!! You won’t know WHAT you’re winning, but that might make it fun too! Here’s what I’d like you to do:
**Place a comment HERE ON MY BLOG ONLY! No matter where you come from, even if it’s Google Reader and you have to do the further “click” to land here on the actual blog, PLEASE comment as to How You Got Here! If it’s your first time visiting, please say how you found this blog. If you visit often, how do you get here? Facebook? EDM Yahoo? etc. It would really be fun for me to know who you are and how you get here:) Please feel free to participate if you live across the waters ANYWHERE!! I’d love to know about you as well and give you an opportunity to win a little something from me.
***Final Day to place a comment and thus enter your name for the GRAND GIVEAWAY: Sunday April 29th, 2012. And tell me in your comment which item you might like best to receive. I can’t promise it will work out, but I’ll do my best!! I’ll announce the winners on Monday, April 30th.
And a final THANK YOU to all who visit me here, whether you comment or not! I truly appreciate you stopping by my little blogarden.
P.S. If you’re trying to figure out the significance of the above drawing to this post…there isn’t one. I just had this image in my head. Something about Genevieve dreaming of paintings, of color, of blogosphere friends…???? I may be stretching it there. But sometimes you just gotta draw what’s sittin’ in your head even if you don’t have anything of magnitude to say about it!!
Here are the goodies for the giveaway:
1 person will receive:
another will get:
and another person will receive: