March 22, 2016
A. Overview of the progress
Established routine activity with a post a day, with sprinkles of visuals here and there.
Not much else, as I am still learning the details involved in keeping the blog running.
No visitors… a little disappointed, but largely relieved, as I do not feel ready for public eyes just yet.
B. Statistics on the posts
31 posts / 31 days
(b) Word count:
Total 10,490 words
Average 339 words / post, SD 79 words
Maximum 518 words (January 28th “Road to success”)
Minimum 159 words (January 23rd “Your arms”)
*A couple of spelling and grammatical errors were corrected, and a few words were added to January 13th “Think, think, think” retrospectively on March 15, 2016, resulting in increases in total (+77) and average (+3) word counts, but a decrease in SD (-1).
5 categories used for a total of 31 times
*All posts were categorized retrospectively on March 15, 2016.
95 tags used for a total of 198 times
Average 6.4 tags / post
See below for tags which appeared more than once:
*Revision on tags was done retrospectively on March 15, 2016, resulting in increases in number of tags (+53) and average per post (+2.7), as well as changes in tags most used.
5 photos uploaded in 4 posts
(g) Comments (excluding my own):
*1 like received on March 2, 2016 for January 25th “Pleasures in my life.”
C. Analyses on the statistics in relation to the goals
(a) Goal One – the Personal:
Thoughts displayed every day of the month (100%).
Off to a good start in thinking aloud, it seems.
(b) Goal Two – the Social:
Thoughts on “Education” appeared 5 times in the month (16%), with average word count of 349 words (+10 words from overall average) [data not shown].
Good intensity but need more frequency in voicing dreams, perhaps.
*Words were added to January 13th “Think, think, think” and revision on tags was done retrospectively on March 15, 2016, resulting in an increase in number of thoughts on “Education”(+1) but a decrease in average word count (-18).
(c) Goal Three – the Mystery:
Ninety-five (95) tags used in the month, with 64 (67%) appearing just once.
Thoughts are still sporadic, but more build-up of thoughts will come with increased number of posts.
*Revision on tags was done retrospectively on March 15, 2016, resulting in increases in number of tags (+53) and number of single appearance tags (+39).
D. Overall evaluation
(a) The good:
I am quite pleased that I was able to post a thought every day. And although still timid, I am finding it enjoyable to reveal my thoughts. I feel good enough to continue. I think that this is more than enough a progress for the first month, considering the fact that I never used to put any thought out in the open.
(b) The bad:
Although I use tags, I have not yet been able to find appropriate categories for my posts. It is quite distressing to keep seeing “Uncategorized” appear on the screen because it makes me feel disorganized, somehow. But what is worse is that I have not done anything to remedy it. I shall get moving in the next month!
*All posts were categorized retrospectively on March 15, 2016… half a month late, but better than never!
(c) The ugly:
Two things stand out: the visuals and word count. I have to make the pictures more appealing… and that means improving my tatting techniques as well as photography skills. I also have to keep a close eye on becoming too wordy… tidy up my thoughts and be as concise as possible.
E. Et cetera’s
This blog was never meant to be a place to display my tatting projects, but as tatting is an essential part of me and a lot of thoughts go into (and come out of) it, I could not leave them out. This month I completed 2 small projects, and both made an appearance in the blog.