Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rainy Day Musings

Rainy, rainy weekend here in Caneyhead. But that's okay. Makes for a more restful and relaxing weekend. Wanted to touch base with you all. Especially my usual readers and regular friends. I've been cleaning up my favorites list, getting rid of email subscriptions to things I never read anymore. Trying to get streamlined and organized so that when I do occasionally get on the PC at home I can spend more time reading your entries, visiting, commenting...like I used to. This is still my favorite medium on the Internet. And my goal is to begin to post weekly again.

Been over at Sitemeter....entertaining myself with a look at where do these people come from and how do they get here. Had a recent visit from Italy. Thrilled to see more visits from other places in Texas. But most amusing to me was a look at the referring URL's. In other words, the places people were in order to get to here. How they found their way to Caneyhead. Most of my visitors use AOL for their service provider, like I do. AOL returns an unknown result. But most other providers leave a trail.

Out of the ones I can really see it simply tells me they came from their blogger home or google reader list. Some others show up after clicking on a link to Caneyhead on someone's blogger profile or another blogger blog. But what I find most interesting are the ones that land here by way of a search. These folks have found me by searching "Caneyhead". That's simple enough. A more unusual one was a search for "river bottom people", on Google. Someone on Yahoo was searching for "preserving purple hull peas". Another Googler came after searching a screen name that commented here. Some sweet person used a Yahoo search for a "Baby stud horse". One person got here because they were searching for a certain person and both their first name and last name showed up in one of my entries, though not as a single name. Someone else was looking for a "space cowboy" and because I did an entry by the title of the Steve Miller song....voila they got here!

I find all of this fascinating. And it can be a lot of fun. But perhaps it reminds us all that we leave footprints everywhere we go on the web. So be careful little feet where you go.

Now if you are searching for jewelry, looking for the perfect gift for a loved one or a friend, doing a little early online Christmas shopping, I want to direct your attention to my good IRL friend, Donna and her Timeless Treasures. She carries a full line of everything under the sun in handcrafted sterling silver jewelry. I have not done this before, directly endorsed a friend's business on my blog. But I wanted to this time for several reasons.

One, I do know Donna in real life. Ten years ago, while her business was still a baby, she made a sterling silver baby bracelet for little baby Hannah. So I know she has the experience of ten plus years to do this right. More recently, she's adapted and modified a piece for Bubba. And Bug and I both have beautiful ankle bracelets she created. Also, she and her husband, Roy, are good people.

You'll find a permanent link to her website in my sidebar, right under my About Me section. So if you are a jewelry lover or are looking to make a purchase for a gift, please drop by and check out her selections first.

I'll be seeing y'all around. Until the next time, take care and God bless.

Barbara


9 comments:

  1. Glad you are planning to be here more often. See ya.

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  2. That was interesting how people found your blog. I have never checked into Sitemeter. Helen

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  3. barbara, so good to read your entry.
    THERE WAS A 'CANEY JUNCTION' OKLAHOMA THAT I DROVE THROUGH MANY YEARS AGO WHEN DRIVING FOR GREYHOUND LINES.
    HAVE BEEN RETIRED SINCE 1981.

    I HAD A STROKE LAST OCTOBER 2008, HAPPILY ABLE TO WRITE IN THE GOOGLE BLOG.YOU CAN READ MY BLOGS BY TUPING IN THE KEYWORD.

    SAYIT-BALDYS

    I USE MY DIGITAL CAMERA SOME LOOKING OUT MY 10th FLOOR WINDOW AND PROCESS PHOTOS AND PRINT OUT SOME TOO.

    VERY FORTUNATE NOT TO HAVE TO STAY IN A 24 HOUR CARE PLACE.

    IT IS INTERESTING TO RESEARCH LINKS ON BLOGS. I ENJOY OLD FRIENDS FROM AOL.

    I LIKE TO LOOK UP OLD PLACES KNOWN YEARS AGO ON 'GOOGLE STREET MAP'. NOT MANY OF THE OLD HOUSES REMAINING IN TOWNS OF MY BOYHOOD. sam

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  4. Hello there stranger, glad you're back

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  5. Glad to see you posting again, Barbara! Someday I will be back, too. Look forward to reading your posts!

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  6. Yay! So glad to see you are back! I'm just a weekend blogger myself these days, just no time during the week to keep up. I'm heading over to Timeless Treasures now. Have a great week! :-)

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  7. wow Barbara you have some talented friends!
    Thank you so much for commenting on my 9/11 entries..that means so much to me... you are such a wonderful Friend!
    Sounds like you've been so busy!
    and having a lot fo fun!
    love ya, natalie

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  8. Thanks for the Christmas gift ideas and hope you are doing well. Getting more organized is always a good thing and I'm trying to do much the same these days over here in Kentucky. It's so hard sometimes. Hugs,
    Lisa in KY

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  9. Hey Barbara. Welcome back. I am not long back myself!. I will have a look at your friends jewellery just now and see what she has. Love pam.x

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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