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This’nThat now over 300,000 visits

This’nThat gets about 200 visits a day. These are people seeking information and using mostly Google to find relevant posts on this site. In fact the world has literally found its way to my door. Visitors from 201 countries have stopped by.


Of course, the U.S.A. is home to the vast majority. The WordPress map shows by shade the number of visitors. There are a few white areas on the map.


I hope that they indeed found the help they were looking for.

This data applies to This’nThat since the blog was moved over to WordPress. The recent most visitor data is shown on this chart.


In the last couple of years my other blog, Ask Ludwig, has been strong competition. It is coming up on a quarter million visits in the near future. I will leave that celebration for another post.

Thank you for looking in here at News and Notes. The sidebar on the right shows the most recent posts on my family of blogs.


© 2014 Ludwig Keck

Another major milestone

This ‘n That reaches over 100,000 views

The blog This ‘n That has been receiving about 300 views a day and has now accumulated over 100,000 views. The blog has not yet celebrated its two year anniversary.

Over the past few months an interesting pattern has emerged. There is a distinct weekly cyclic shape to the number of views. The lows have invariable been on Saturdays.


Now that the new SkyDrive desktop app has become well known and widely installed, the post “Uploading folders to SkyDrive” has relinquished the position of most viewed. The current leader is “Windows 8 on VMware Player”.  The first post “of the modern era”, “Wicker chairs on aircraft? Live Search for Answers”, still shows up consistently in the top 20.

I take pride in having a blog that so many people visit and find of use. My efforts will continue to share tips and information about the world of computing.


It gets harder to stay in the shadows

Acting on several questions from friends, I decided to tell about the tools I use: programs, hardware, procedures, and such. So I started a new blog Ludwig’s Tool Shed. To prepare such a list will take a lot off time. My plan was to have at least a dozen items listed before announcing it “to the world”.

Well, when you start a WordPress blog, there are some helpful gremlins there that get the word out the moment you publish. Sure enough, I already have several “likes” for that blog. So I might as well tell my friends about it. Alright, I just did.

You can see a link in the menu bar here at Café Ludwig.

My other blogs have some measure of “exposure” out there in the world. I use Technorati tags to help readers so they can find more information on my topics. Because of the way Technorati works, this is of little help to me. First my topics are not of general interest. Second, frequent posts cause higher “authority”, but I post when I have something to say, not on a frequent schedule, so my posts rarely show up in their listings and I get very few referrals. That’s ok, I post for my small audience. Still, I get a good number of visits.

My oldest blog This ‘n That has been in operation since 2009. The post, Wicker Chairs on Aircraft? – Live Search for Answers, was really the start. “Live Search” long ago gave way to “Bing”, yet this is still a post that ranks high in hits. I have mentioned this before, and it still amazes me. The blog started on Windows Live Spaces, now also long departed, and moved over to WordPress. Since that move the blog has received over 75,000 visits. Not bad for a little blog about computing and digital photography aimed at older folks.

I don’t advertise and don’t flood social networks. I certainly will not use “services” that provide lots of visitors. So getting found, even though I try to stay in the shadows, is a bit surprising and some cause for satisfaction. Here is a screen shot from the WordPress stats page. Alright, a small bit applause please.

This 'n That - 75k visitors


There is plenty that’s new at Café Ludwig

LamborghiniThe “Picture of Week” series has been fun and well received. In fact there are three! Some readers have even discovered that they can check up on the next “POW” before it is officially published. The trick, of course, is to look on the archive pages because that is where the pictures are placed before the blog post is written so the picture can be sourced from there.

imageHere are the locations: In the menu bar of Gallery Ludwig the second item is “PHOTO OF WEEK”, similarly in the Silver Canvas menu there is a “PICTURE OF WEEK”. Both of these have drop-down menus to take you to the pages of the weekly entries.

Security detailOver on Café Ludwig there is also “The Weekly Photo” as of late.

imageHere’s a bit of bragging: The Blogger Community chose a photo from Café Ludwig for their first “The Weekly Photo”.

In the other corner of Café Ludwig a new series has been started to help new-comers learn the ropes of digital photography. Look for “The Basics” page in the menu bar.

The articles on Windows 8 at This ‘n That have been very popular, especially the post Windows 8 on VMware Player.

Note that the RSS feeds in the sidebar now include Silver Canvas. So you can be up-to-date on the latest posts (click the Front Page tab to see the sidebar).

There is much more to come, stay tuned.


Things are changing here at Café Ludwig

Some of you may have noticed that this page was slower than molasses. Well, NO MORE! We are on a new server and things are snappy here.

Over in the right sidebar we again show the last three posts of the various blogs.

The gallery blogs are now on track with “POW” postings – “picture of the week” or “photo of the week”. Here are links to the week 10 posts:

They ate all the good ones!


Over on This ‘n That the post Windows 8 on VMware Player was a real hit. It set the record for views since the closure of Clubhouse and the discontinuance of the listings there. Over 500 views the first day!

Other changes are continuing along. Stay tuned.