Making good Mondays is like making coffee -

The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Active elements on this page: Occasionally I will publish a new blog post, but I write mostly at other sites.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What in the world?

What are people reading that I have written for the blogosphere these days? It is a question that is of continual fascination for me as an writer/activist with SiteMeter for stats, an agenda and a wish to express myself to others.

Here at Making Good Mondays, most of my readers are from the United States (see illustration of current statistics). The second biggest segment is from India, and the third from the United Kingdom. Readers are currently interested in a current post on the Constitution and an image in a post called "Parchment waiting."

At South by Southwest, my political website, I also had a number of recent foreign readers. They include people from South Korea, Bulgaria, Australia and Canada. Google is my friend who introduces people to my websites. Some of the search terms readers used follow:
  • "Surveillance news 2008" at Google/Bulgaria linked to "Surveillance News Alerts." This is what the term "open source" refers to in "Spy World" international.

  • "Is the us still at war" at Google, an amazing question, turned up this, "Sept. 11, 2008: U.S. still at war."

  • "Friedman world" Googled this, "Friedman's flat world," one of the most popular posts ever. It is popular again because Friedman is all over TV with his new book, "Hot, Flat and Crowded."

  • "Leadership qualities" is another very popular search that turns up another "golden oldie" post, "Leadership Qualities." One of the readers was Canadian.
What in the world would someone half way around the globe want to see at a little blog like mine? If they are anything like I am, as readers they are curious. They might want help making Mondays better, if they take me literally. They want to find out about someplace that is very different than the one in which they live. Or they just like what I write about. We are all part of "the web" community.

Good to see you here.

My topical post today at South by Southwest and The Reaction is about politics.

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emmapeelDallas said...

Wow, I like your South by Southwest blog, too. I didn't know about that before.

Very nice and I'll be back.


Carol Gee said...

Judi, it is nice to know your name. Thanks for your nice words. I look forward to you being a regular reader. I write every day at S/SW and cross post it to a Canadian blog. It is mostly about American politics and called The Reaction. I don't do well with Making Good Mondays, but I'm trying to be more regular.
You and I have "been acquainted" with each other for a very long time, both having been Bobby Farouk fans.


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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.