Saturday, 14 February 2009


My stats are way down, people are not visiting Angus, I have obviously done something wrong but. I don’t know what it is.

Blogs are a personal thing, some are like a diary, others cover the latest news, and there are surreal writers out there.

I try to inject some humour into Angus; I find that the news is fairly negative and a bit depressing, so I like to lift the mood.

I have tried to feature the “today” topics; I have tried to expand the range of topics, but no takers.

I could feature my “life” a bit more, but it is difficult when not a lot happens that is out of the ordinary, or maybe that’s the problem.

Or maybe it’s that we are all under enormous pressure from life in general and don’t have the time to surf the billions of blogs that are in the ether.

I will sit and think for a while, and peruse various blogs, to get an angle on “popular” formats.

I don’t really want to change “Angus Dei”, when I first started I said that it doesn’t matter if no one reads it, but deep down it does, we all like to think that what we say is interesting to others, it isn’t an ego thing it is a need to be “wanted” to be “included”, I have a core of “faithfuls” to whom I extend my thanks for their interest and loyalty, which I try to return.

Perhaps a few guest bloggers would help, and I extend an invite to anyone who wants to contribute, it may be that I have too many “projects” on the go, too many blogs to write for, and I am neglecting the most important one-Angus.

Do I need to rethink?

To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy - this is success!” Sasha Azevedo


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Devonshire Dumpling said...

No I don't think you need to rethink anything! My hits have dropped a lot since leaving blog groups and I do think I talk to myself, but at the end of the day if I want to share a bit of my life and thoughts and rants in public then I don't really expect a huge amount of visitors. I miss them but it won't stop me blogging. So please keep your blog going because I do read it - my fault is that I tend to read a lot of blogs but come away forgetting to comment. I'll remember in future to comment on all blogs that I do read.

angus said...

Thank you DD, I think it's just the hump, no valentines cards this year.

Devonshire Dumpling said...

I know the Valentines day feeling so I sympathise. For the next 13 hours, would you be my Valentine Angus? I've always fancied a toy boy!

our blogs may receive a lot of hits over the next 13 hours if you think about it

CherryPie said...

I think your blog is just fine as it is.

I think all stats are low at the moment. Mine have been down a bit and I notice on some of my regular reads that they don't have as many comments as usual.

angus said...

Devonshire Dumpling it would be an honour, not sure 57 coints as a toy boy though!

sally in norfolk said...

came to you via devonshire dumpling.. and i will be back again :-) my readers are down too I think its the time of year lol

Nurse Anne said...

Hi Angus. I'll be reading. Excellent blog.

DARWEN REPORTER, Linda Preston said...

Stats are always up and down Angus. Don't worry about. Always write from your heart (if you pardon the pun today)

I've found that by making my blog a bit of a "resource centre" i.e. providing useful outside links that it has pushed visitor numbers up.

Try to include web addresses for the subjects/people you are writing about. It definately helps.

It has the added bonus of these outside links noticing and often linking back to you. This brings the knock on effect of more traffic.

angus said...

To everyone that has taken the time and effort to comment.

Many thanks and I can take a hint or ten.

Business as usual, tomorrow.

Happy Valentine's day to you all.

Liz said...

Came here from Dumpling's blog.

You don't look 57.

Reassuring to know lots of people say stats are down. Like you, I thought it was just me.

angus said...


The photo was taken by Mrs A in 1971, when I was 20, believe me I do look 57!