Thanks for the Traffic

June 25, 2006 @ 8:15 am | Filed under:

Darren Rowse of Problogger has a very good point.

“My Mum always taught me to say thank you,” he says, “so I thought it was time I did by thanking some of the sites that have sent me traffic.” And he invites the rest of us to follow suit. “Perhaps we should make this a semi regular event of acknowledging the places that keep our blogs going by providing readers.

Darren is right. Without readers, we bloggers are talking to ourselves. I do appreciate the traffic y’all send my way. Really, one of my favorite things about blogs and blogging is the sharing. Look! I found this fantastic book/website/quote/article! Check it out! What do you think?

There’s a reason Show and Tell was everyone’s favorite thing about kindergarten. It’s as much fun to watch and listen as it is to show and tell. So: here’s my great big thanks to all of you out there who are showing and telling such interesting, inspiring, and thought-provoking things; and thanks to the folks who have linked here when it’s my turn to Show and Tell.

Here’s a special shout-out to my top twelve referrers from recent months:

Karen Edmisten
Farm School
The Llamabutchers
Danielle Bean
Chicken Spaghetti
Big A little a
A Chair, a Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy
Spunky Homeschool
Real Learning
The Common Room
Jen Robinson’s Books Page
Suitable for Mixed Company

I also get a lot of traffic from the folks on the Real Learning Webring, especially Bruggie Tales, Castle of the Immaculate, Cajun Cottage, By Sun and Candlelight, and, of course, my virtual home away from home, Cottage Blessings. Thanks, all of you!

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  1. Becky says:

    Thank you, Lissa, for being so quotable and for having so many wonderful linkable bits!

    By the way, asked the Luddite, how does one determine who one’s top 11 (or 10 or even 2) referrers are?

  2. Dawn says:

    Thank YOU Lissa, for all the ideas and wisdom you share here!! I’m honored to have my blog linked to/with/from yours in any way! 🙂

  3. Karen E. says:

    Ditto on the thanks to *you* Lissa.

    Your delightful, eminently readable and full-of-info blog is one of my favorite places to visit. I sometimes have to restrain myself from linking to you *more* often (inherent dangers: my readers might say, “Why don’t I just skip Karen and go straight to Lissa?” or, “I wonder how much Lissa pays her?” or “Are they related or something? What’s up with THAT?” 🙂

  4. Liz B says:

    You’re welcome. And thanks for the cool idea!

  5. Melissa Wiley says:

    Becky, the main way I track what links my visitors are coming from is MyBlogLog. I don’t use their paid option so I only have stats for the past three days, but I can check it for a list of my top ten referrers each day.

    The service also shows you which of YOUR links people are clicking on the most. Very interesting–it’s often not what I’d expect.

  6. Jen Robinson says:

    You’re very welcome, Lissa! And thank you for being such an inspiration in your blogging (the joy you take from it, the success you’ve had with it, etc.). Happy July 4th!

  7. DavidofOz says:

    We keep on coming back because we like hearing about other families like ours – who happen to live thousands of miles away!
    We also use mybloglog, and sitemeter and statcounter. All free, although as MyBlogLog is pretty cheap we use the “pro” version.