Friday, September 26, 2008
Some Statistics and a Wee Contest Winner
This post has been very time consuming to prepare, actually, all of this week's posts have been pretty time consuming and I hope you all have enjoyed them!
I went back to September 21, 2007 and tallied up all comments. Can you say WOW! All of the comments have been wonderful and I've enjoyed each and every one. I would also like to say I have responded to ALL of them but no, that is not true. In the early days there were some posts that had only one comment on them. Can you guess who that commenter was??? Skeeter. Skeeter has been there since day one. She has never failed this blogger in any way and kept me going in the early days. We all need a Skeeter sometimes. Thanks gal! And now she is a blogger too!
Okay some stats on the posts:
Total Comments (as of Wednesday's post) 7202! (Thank goodness Blogger has a feature where I can count the comments from the dashboard)
Out of 402 posts (as of Wednesday's post) there is an average of 18 comments per post. (This of course includes my responses) Many of the commenters continue to comment here and have been long term commenters, as a benefit we have we have established relationships with these folks and really gotten to know them. (You all know who you are and thanks!)
The post with the most comments was "Who's In the Garden?". We had 56 comments on this post between all of the commenters talking back and forth.
404 published posts including this one today And that means Racquel at Perennial Garden Lover won the contest! She was not only the first commenter who got it right, but hit the number on the head-400 published posts as of Monday, our one year anniversary of blogging. Racquel, let me know what you would like and where to send it to. Thanks! Good job!
And thanks to all who guessed. All of you were very close and had excellent guesses. I had no idea how easy or hard this would be to do. When I first prepared the post I had the archives still up. Duh! It would've been pretty easy then huh? I don't know how you all came so close but all guesses were really on it!
7 posts out more than 400 posts have no comments (Introduction, PPS, Vegetable Gardening, Standardization, Dividing Perennials, Beautyberry, and How to be a Successful Blogger).
There has been at least one post EVERY single day since December 10, 2007. Rarely did we miss a day even before this date, but posting every day is important to me and this blog. There have been some days with two posts, but never one with three.
Out of the published posts Skeeter has posted 37, Dawn has posted 9, and Christine has posted 1. I posted 357 posts in the past year, including today's.
Average post length is about 1000 words. You do the math. This is a lot of writing on anyone's part.
We currently have 64 drafts in the draft section of Blogger, so we will be set for awhile. I try to post subjects as they are happening, but I think that might change with the backlog I have in the draft section. No boring times in the winter here at ....
in the garden....
The sulfurs have returned. One of my most favorite butterflies besides the Gulf Frittilary. The only problem is these clouds of sulfurs are camera shy and not quite the posers the swallowtails and monarchs are in the garden. I did manage to catch one though. It must have thought me pretty comical chasing it around trying to get a picture. I like these butterflies best because when they come in late summer, early fall, they come in large numbers. I have read the sulfurs are a migratory butterfly so I guess that they are migrating now. Thanks for joining us in celebrating our one year anniversary here at "In the Garden".