Sunday, March 08, 2009

Brief, this morning – but not for lack of cheerfulness or determination. Just Sunday, demands of hospitality, need-to-get-to-Mass. (I find I am thinking of Lent this year much as I think of the Princess centre – 25% finished.)

I had a good time yesterday both at the Farmer’s Market (I bought mutton, rare-breed pork – I’m ever searching for some that doesn’t taste like cardboard – and venison sausages from a stall where I knew that the farmer’s wife is the daughter of a man who used to teach me Greek in Glasgow, oh! many years ago) and at K1 Yarns. Both were crowded, I’m happy to report. At the latter I bought yarn (surprise!) which I will report on tomorrow, along with my current thoughts on what to do with it.

Kristieinbc, I subscribe to something called Google Analytics (free). It provides statistics, many of which I don’t understand – but it shows clearly enough how many “hits” the blog gets every day. The current gentle downward trend is unmistakable. It also shows “hits” geographically; that’s a lot of fun. I knew there was someone checking in from Alexandria before Cynthia introduced herself and said hello.

There’s Princess news-and-musings to report, too. All that tomorrow, I hope. Tuesday, at the worst.

It’s snowing in Edinburgh this morning. Didn’t expect that, and it may upset Strathardle plans.

9 comments:

  1. Jean, google analytics might not show people who, as I do, read your blog through a reader/feeder which aggregates all new posts from all blogs of interest (*) into one page--which does mean I click directly to your page less frequently.

    (*) The ones I've subscribed to, anyway. It does not yet suggest new blogs which might be of interest.

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  2. Wren, you stole my whole message! I don't always click over either, but I read through an RSS feed daily.

    Reading your blog, Jean, allows me to visit another country vicariously. And it certainly leads me to constant knit-envy when I read of your projects!

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  3. I'm another one that checks in on and reads your blog every day.

    My Koigu friend just emailed me with another selection to look thru when I go down to the coast the first weekend of April. She's found more reds and blues.

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  4. Have you tried organic pork? I have an organic meat box from Riverford Farm (too far away from you in Devon!) and the pork is wonderful. I gave up eating pork chops for years because of the taste and consistency - cardboard is a good description!

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  5. As well as I. I subscribed quite a long time ago, through google reader, so rarely (except for today) actually click over to most blogs. I subscribe to, and read, many, on various subjects, every day. Jean, yours is always interesting and enjoyable.

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  6. Dawn in NL7:28 PM

    Dear Jean,
    I have never stopped reading even when I stopped commenting regularly. I enjoy your posts very much.

    A suggestion for finding new links: when you find one you like look to see if the blogger lists their own list of favourite blogs. I find that they often have a similar quality to the one I first found. ALso, when people get these special "awards" and have to link to 7 other blogs, I usually follow these links too. My bloglines have increased gradually over the past two years due to these tactics.

    I loved the chevron sweater Jean.

    All the best,
    Dawn

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  7. I read your most recent posts first thing every morning - but from Google feed reader, so I don't think you see my stats :) So, each day, add one hit from Canada.

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  8. The yarn store in Oberlin is really a half home-furnishings store and yarn store. Mainly, they sell rugs and flooring and yarn. A bit of an odd combo but it works for them. They have a nice selection of Noro and sock yarn.

    Can't wait to see what kind of yarn you picked up in your outing the other day.

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  9. Anonymous12:58 PM

    I also read your blog faithfully through Google Reader.
    Penny

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