Sunday, June 5, 2016

Go Figure

I'm happy, but tired.  We had some friends from church and family over this afternoon and fried fish. It was very good, good company, pleasant.  But I spent too much time on my feet.  I just can't do that no more.  It makea my back hurt.  At least now I'm on my comfy couch in my gown, feet up. :)

The title for this little entry stems from a phenomenon I find curious.  There is a seven year old post on my blog that has been out performing any thing recent this week!  Almost three times the page views!  Granted, it is a good one.  A funny one.  Every so often someone will find it and apparently share the link and it'll get a cluster of visits. But never anything like this!  It's on my personal favorite entries list in the sidebar:  Yes, That's My Purse :P.  If you've never read it, I encourage you to check it out!

My all time most visited post is one I did about becoming a VFW advocate.  And that's all right with me, as our vets are a subject near and dear to my heart.  It has more than double the pageviews of any other post I've made since I came to Blogger.

Ah, well, enough of that.  Did you know the AToZ Road Trip is starting up?  If you haven't yet, go on over and sign up.  You can visit as much or as little as fits your schedule.  I made a few this morning and found one full of poems based on historical characters that I'd like to go back and read more of. Short, easy, funny and clever.

Thankfully only one brief shower today.  I told someone the other day that if it keeps this up our pine forest is going to turn into a rain forest!  My poor car is filthier than it has been since I bought it. The yard is starting to look like a prime grassland for cows, and the pool doesn't stand a chance to stay clean.  Ugh!

Okay, I've said all that is really on my mind.  Think I"ll spend the rest of my computer time visiting some of ya'll.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks much for the shout out, Barbara! I remember your posts for the A-Z - childhood memories, different co-ordinates and cultural details, but same emotions, and a wonderful treat to read.

    I have blogposts resurface like that too, can't make out why and/or why just then. :)

    Have a great week.
    Nilanjana.

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    1. Oh, you are very welcome! I'm glad my stories connected across cultures. Take care and stay dry!

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  2. Isn't it funny the old posts that keep gathering comments?

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    1. Yes! It amazes me. And for many of them it tells me I hit a nerve, or a need. Some of them, I think are flukes.

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  3. I often wonder why older posts of mine sometimes get their reader counts goosed. :)

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    1. Like I told Alex, I think sometimes a post strikes a chord and other times it's some search term fluke.

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  4. LOLOL you sound like me venting a bit. I have been very busy and I think just about every bone in my body aches. Stop by and you will see why.
    http://enchantedfantasies.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, God bless you, Thea! At least you're keeping your sense of humor.

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  5. I think I'm going to sit out the A/Z Road Trip this year; having a stay vacation :)

    It is interesting about what draws people to look at a post, even it was from a few years back.

    Sounds like a fun time with friends!

    betty

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    1. Yes, we enjoyed the day very much. I almost didn't road trip, but I saw so many great themes as I visited in April, curiosity got the best of me.

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  6. Nothing like fresh fried fish and with friends even.

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    1. That's for sure! We had a mixture of white perch and catfish. My son cooked the fish for us and he did an excellent job!

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  7. I should go and find out what my most viewed post is. I'm pretty sure it's one of my patterns.

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    1. Could be, but it might surprise you. I have a couple of really off the wall posts that have oodles of visits. Must be something in them that keys up on searches.

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  8. I love fish and love spending time with friends so I can relate to your post, how nice the day was. Unfortunately, I can also relate to the way your back hurts when you are on your feet too long. Sometimes I don't feel much like myself because there is so much I can no longer do. And IF I can do it it takes me much longer than it once did. :)

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    1. Well, I still do better well, most of the time. But in the past few years, I've learned standing on my feet for hours cooking or such will make my back tired and achy. If I remember to sit every so often, not so much. But you get busy and get going and forget to sit. Or can't seem to find a chance to sit.

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  9. Sounds like relaxing is just what you need to reflect on a happy day. Isn't it nice to do so? I'm always excited for gatherings like that and by the evening I'm exhausted and wondering what made me think I could still do it like I used to ;-) Ah, well. Dishes will wait while I reflect.
    I hadn't noticed any surges in past post visits, but thanks to you I've learned something new!

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    1. You said it so well, Diedre! I love it when you drop by.

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  10. Thanks for stopping over the other day. I've been meaning to get back here and visit. Thanks for the reminder for the AtoZ roadtrip. I forgot to sign up last year and told myself I was going to do so this year.

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  11. Thanks for the reminder about the AtoZ Road Trip!

    I loved your purse post. :)

    We got rain again here and are apparently going to have it every day for the rest of forever. The river has turned into a bloomin' yo-yo, up and down, up and down.

    I can't stand on my feet for long either before my back is killing me. I have scoliosis, but I have had some significant falls over the last few years, too. The last one was when David fell on me as he was having the first of three strokes. It didn't hurt when he first fell on me, but some times since it has been unbearable. I hope that your back will be okay soon.

    Have a blessed day!

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    1. God bless you, Suz! Thankfully, so far, one good night's rest usually restores my back.

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