Today, after 5 years of writing articles about gardening and interior decorating, my blog reached the point of having over 2 million page views/articles read. Looking at the above photos you will see that 1,133,893 visitors, over the past five years, looked at one or more of the 173 posts that I wrote, which when all added up by WordPress (I counted nothing) got me over the 2 million point.
Reaching the 2 million point for articles read was an interesting climb.
I started the blog on November 1, 2010, and from that day, until December 31 of 2010 I had 299 page views/articles read. 2011 saw an increase with 17,624 views, and in 2012 it jumped to 148,064 views.
In 2013 articles read almost doubled to 297,252 page views, the following year, 2014 saw a large increase again to 516,036 articles read.
2015 reached a real high-point with 784,501 page views/articles read, and so far for 2016 236,617 articles have been read, which I hope have been inspiring.
Now let’s look at some more screens from my WordPress dashboard…
The above photos show the amount of daily visitors that looked at my site from April 8, 2016 through May 6, 2016. The gray box is opened to May 5, 2016 when 968 visitors looked at 1.65 articles each, which turned into 1594 page views/articles read for that day. For today, May 6, 2016 as of about 4PM (eastern time) 541 visitors did 868 views.
The above photo shows the amount of viewers that came weekly to my site from Feb 8, 2016 through May 2, 2016. The gray box is open to the week from 4-25-2015 through 5-1-2016. 7,749 visitors (the dark blue bar) looked at 1.50 articles each that week, which turned into 11,599 page views (the light blue bar). You can see that, on average, 10,000 or more articles are read per week.
These final two screens show a breakdown of articles read per month from June 2015 through May 2016. The open gray box shows the month of April 2016 with 34,637 visitors (dark blue bar), reading 1.54 articles, which turned into 53,378 views (light blue bar) for that month. On average 50,000 plus articles are looked at per month, with the exception of November and December, where articles read double with readers’ interest in Christmas themed topics along with the interior decorating and gardening articles. To date my blog has 95 WordPress.com followers and 377 Email followers (combined they make up 472 readers who have joined +Follow).
So there you have it, a look at the back side of my website. I want to thank all the Pinterest pinners, Facebook people, eHow, the San Francisco Chronicle and RedBookMag.com for sending
tens of thousands ( maybe probably hundreds of thousands) of visitors to my site. Without you all, having this many page views/articles read, would have taken a lot longer. WordPress in their 2015 in Review (for this blog) said that people from 199 countries in 2015 looked at this site. If you want to see where they all came from, slowly mover your pointer over the world map, and you will see how many from each country read one of my articles.
Companion Posts on Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.com
Interior Decorating Posts…
The Right way to Hang Curtains and Drapes 5-3-2011,
The Right height of Table Lamp for your End Table 5-19-2011,
The answer to.. “Can you put a Floor Lamp next to a Sofa?” 10-4-2012,
Arranging Living Room furniture, so Sofas talk to Chairs, like the Prod do 9-7-2012,
Arranging furniture TWELVE different ways in the Same room 9-15-2012,
Arranging furniture in a 12 foot wide by 24 foot long Living Room 2-5-2014,
Arranging furniture in a 15 foot wide by 25 foot long Bedroom 1-24-2016,
When buying Living Room furniture, FORGET the Loveseat, buy two Wing, Club or Occasional Chairs instead 10-13-2012,
Arranging Furniture around a Fireplace in the Corner of a Room 9-29-2012,
Interior Decorating is ALL about Equal Balance 2-27-2011,
Pick (Us) four Colors when Decorating a Room 3-7-2011,
When Decorating a Beige Room think Tones, Texture and Sculptural Interest 3-16-2011,
Paint a room a Dark Color, then add Light Accents 3-27-2011,
It’s Easy to Decorate a Room with Tall/High Ceilings 2-3-2013,
Color Theory..When Interior Decorating a room, Remember WOOD is a color too 3-9-2013,
Looking at Pattern used in Interior Decorating on Fabric, Drapes, Wallpaper and Carpeting 3-10-2012,
Arranging your Decorative Accessories (Knickknacks and Collectables) 6-7-2011,
Picking and Hanging the Right size Picture or Mirror over your Fireplace 6-23-2011,
Hanging Pictures over a Sofa 9-12-2011,
It’s Easy to make a Grouping of Pictures 6-29-2011,
Making an Interesting Arrangement of Pictures 7-8-2011,
It’s Easy to Hang Pictures up on the Wall 7-17-2011,
Hanging Pictures Around a Room 8-3-2011,
Choosing the Right color ROOF for your Home 10-7-2011,
Picking the Right Paint or Siding color(s) for you Home 10-19-2011,
Picking a Color for your Front Door 1-17-2012,
Cutting/Making Paper Snowflakes 10-27-2011,
Christmas Tree Decorating..Step-by-step- Like a Pro 11-13-2011,
Putting Lights on a Christmas Tree..The EASY Way 11-3-2011,
Making an Easy NO TIE bow for your Christmas Wreath 12-8-2011,
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Tulle 10-20-2012,
How to make a Pine Cone Christmas Wreath 10-29-2015
Some ideas about Planting Trees by your House for Curb Appeal 4-26-2012,
Distance Foundation Pants from your House when planting 5-3-2012,
Foundation Planting..Laying out Foundation Plants in Front of your Home 9-28-2013,
Putting Foundation Plants across the Front of your House 10-21-2013,
My Hydrangea Don’t/Won’t Bloom is a Lament uttered by Many 6-21-2012,
Plant Tomatoes DEEP in Full Sun! 5-23-2011,
Applying Fertilizer/Weed Control on the Lawn 4-27-2011,
It’s Easy to Grow PUSSYWILLOWS 2-15-2012,
Container planted or in the ground Elephant Ear Plants are a Focal Point 4-21-2012,
Got Grass growing out onto your Sidewalk or Driveway? Edge it! 8-26-2012