Love Breaks Rules

 Love Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normally I would expect that if I put a piglet in a tigers’ cage, I  have provided the tiger a snack. Put five piglets in the tigers’ cage and I have taken care of dinner. In my mind that is a high probability outcome, so I made it a rule.

Over time, I have noticed that there is one thing that will blow my rules out of the water when it enters the mix.

It is called Love.

Love Three

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are occasions when this is very easy to see. It just takes the right mix of circumstances.

A tiger with a broken heart, is a different tiger.

She is not hungry. She is depressed. She is making herself sick with her grief.

She has prematurely lost three cubs.

Into that void enters Love in a very special way.

It brings together piglets who need a mom, and a mom who needs to Love some babies.

                                                                                                                     

Love One

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is nice to be reminded occasionally, how easy it is for Love to break the rules I assign to Life.

These pictures were taken In California, went to Anne in England, on to her brother Andy in Australia, and then to me in Guatemala. They have now reached you.

Love does break rules. It can show up anywhere. May it bless your Life today.

Smiles. ET

Published in: on June 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Blogging Mini-Tips

It is interesting to see how quickly things can turn around. I am seeing that I can directly impact the numbers of viewers on my blog on a daily basis.

My blog is quite young and I am not dealing with big numbers. Still there are patterns that are emerging. My readers view an average of 1.5 posts. They average 1.3 minutes on a page.

I create the most impact on these numbers by posting. I average five posts a week. I can increase my traffic by posting more often. Each post puts my blog on the WordPress tag pages and that means readers.

I average 26 readers for each post I write. When I post more often, I know that over a period of time each post means about twenty six more readers on Uduzit. When I add an extra post per week, I will see 100 additional visitors as a result.

Yesterday, I wrote a post called,The Sitemeter World Map”. It is about free software programs, and some of their special features.

The post focused on how the world maps of these statistical analysis programs, gives me a view of where my readers are coming from. I did a moment about how we connect using the Internet, and then settled in to a comparison of the visitor maps of each stats program.

When I was proofing this post before publishing, I saw that it had many improvements over my earlier posts. I could see the things I had been advised to do to make my post easier to find. I saw the things I am doing to help the Search engines find my posts.

Here is a list of things I did to make my post more visible to my readers and the Search Engines.

1. I included an image. I bold typed some key words. I created two links in the post to the homepages of the free software programs I was discussing.

I note here that “free software” is a keyword Google has ranked for Uduzit.

When I wander off my keywords, I see my Google ranking falls. To introduce a new subject, I will post several related posts and then move back to a keyword related post. It is great to try new subjects, but I have learned to get back to my main keywords quickly.

2. I also include the name of my blog in my posts by reference. It is a unique name and the Search Engines pick it up. Go ahead, Google the word “Uduzit.” It comes up with pages of results.

Really. Try it. You won’t see how many results this creates unless you check it out. Heck, stick around. Search results for “Uduzit” currently create nine pages of Goggle Search results.

Nine pages and growing!

Connect a unique word to your blog and the Search Engines will crawl it, rank it, and output every result. Those results will ultimately turn in to many Google Search pages for your blog.

3. In this post I shared a couple of simple tips that help improve a blog. I share the ones that I have road tested and found have a good track record for results.

4. I also did two trackbacks with my post. That was a first. Trackbacks link my blog to other sites. Hopefully they will link back on some occasion.

Links with other blogs impacts your Google rankings.

My understanding is that trackbacks are like a note to the other blog publisher. It lets them know you have read their blog, and considered one of their posts important enough to link to from your own blog.

It all sets up a process of blogs linking to blogs with similar subject matter. That is what Google is looking for. You make the Search Engines happy and they show it!

It has been a good day for writing. Give these tips a try. Let me know if you found them useful.

Have a great day.

Smiles. ET

Published in: on June 25, 2008 at 8:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Sitemeter World Map

The world map fascinates me. I look at the world map on my Sitemeter stats program and see the Earth stretched out before me. That map gives me a different perspective on things. I can see how we all are connected across the world by the Internet.

What caught my interest today was a band of green dots that went almost in a straight line across the map. It started in Northern California (San Leandro) and went through Sedona, Arizona. There was a break, and then Nashville appeared. The next green dot went to where I grew up (Buffalo, NY,) and moved on to New York City.

Then another green dot for Maine (Buxton) and next a jump across the Atlantic Ocean to London. I find London interesting. I get page views from the City of London. My dots appear to follow lines heading to London.

I also see another line of dots that appears on the Sitemeter map. It begins down around Bisbane, Autralia, and sometimes extends outward to New Zealand. These dots begin a line that travels through Gaza and France, and once again ends in London.

The lines were so obvious today and thats why I was staring at them. For a week that line from London to Australia had disappeared and it was forming again. Then Pop! The little red dot that shows you were your last visitor came from suddenly moved. I didn’t know it could do that.

Sitemeter StatiisticsThat Sitemeter red dot jumped from Nashville to Medicine Hat, Alberta. A moment ago it moved to Hillsborough, North Carolina. This is fun. This is watching your blog pulse with Life! Who would have thought that a stats program could provide real-time entertainment.

Statcounter also has a great world map they put stick pins in to show you where your visitors can from. I don’t think their comes alive the same way the Sitemeter world map does. Let me know if you have an answer to that question. Anyway, the Statcounter map has numerous ways you can view it, so it is far from being static.

There are a number of posts here on Uduzit comparing the features of Sitemeter and Statcounter. they both offer a free stat program, and perform exactly as claimed. The numbers each of these programs provide will help make the people who visit your blog a more real experience. You will know the towns your visitors are coming from, and those towns may well be scattered all over the world.

I’ll be putting up a page shortly with all the Uduzit stats posts. It has been a popular subject here. Please keep checking the right column on Uduzit for new pages. Each page comiles the posts on a particular subject. Look to the right.

Oops, darn if that little red dot didn’t just jump again. I need to go see if that is you.

Smiles. ET

One of Those Days

Blessing Day at Lake Atitlan

It is a blustery day, and we will likely have a shower later. It a beautiful day. I am pensive. I have been thinking.

I feel like a ping-pong ball in an air machine. Once in awhile I bump into something, but otherwise I am floating mid-air.

My appetite has disappeared. I have little interest in leaving the house. Food seldom calls. How long has it been since I have stood under the showerhead? Might have been longer than I realize.

Harry goes out for walks on his own. Only my addiction to tobacco, and my responsibility to feed Harry, drive me from my nest. I am very comfortable here. No drama. No chaos.

Looking at me, I would ask if I am depressed. Looking at me, I would answer, “No.” I am distracted. I have wandered in to an illusionary world.

It is called Cyberspace. It is the Internet. I know it enters my perception with its electronic dots and dashes, yet it is not there. It is an illussion.

I can’t touch it, yet it is touching my life. It does nothing for my appetite, yet totally occupies my time. Why do I give it so much of my life? I think I know.

There are people somewhere on the other end of those electronic dots and dashes. I search for them.

Today, one found me among all the distractions. She touched my heart, and that is very special.

I have a beautiful place where I live. I like staying home. Cyberspace is a part of my life and it is good. I like where I am, but my friends are scattered all over the world. We now connect in Cyberspace.

I think Harry is getting fat. Must be those extra home cooked extras in his bowl at night.

Staying home isn’t all bad, even for Harry. The Internet touches his life too. When I tell him friends have stopped by he listens. He knows there names. He knows Charli sent him a butt rub today from Australia. Harry’s happy too!

Smiles. ET

Would you like to know more about Harry and his friends?

Just run “Harry” in Search in the right column of this page, or check out the “Harry the Dog Page.”

Published in: on June 24, 2008 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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