Who Are You & How Did You Get Here?


So, I see these statistics on my WordPress stats page of increasing numbers of folks popping in to visit this little patch of blogland.  But the statistics aren’t very helpful.  It seems that some may simply visit the “Home Page”, the posting for the day; others may cruise around from post to post, and some may be brand new to my blog and are looking at the “About” and “Artist Statement” pages.  The stats page tells me there are 107 “Followers”.  The  meaning of this is not real clear to me.  My husband has reminded me there are any number of ways folks “check in” to a blog, and they don’t all require being a “Follower” as WordPress counts it.  Here’s just a few I can think of:

Everyday Matters, both the Yahoo group and the Facebook group.

Facebook & Twitter

RSS Feed.

Subscribing to the blog to receive an email each time I post.  This is a WordPress stat as “Follower”.

Google Reader.  This is how I “check in” to all my favorite blogs…but I don’t think any of the blog “owners” even know that I am checking in via this vehicle.  It doesn’t really land me on their actual site, unless I click to go to it.  I can just read/view the day’s posting.

Ravelry & Etsy.  Folks looking specifically for a pattern or an item to purchase may find me this way.

Pinterest.  I’ve had several links of late coming in from this site.

Direct click.  This might be someone like my mom, who has bookmarked my blog and just clicks on it to visit every so often.

Subject Searches.  Folks finding my blog due to “googling” particular subjects that direct them to my blog.  They may stay all of two seconds, or they might come back regularly…???

And there may be other ways I’m not aware of that folks come in for a visit.  But when I see the WordPress daily stats climbing…I have to wonder:  WHO ARE YOU & HOW DID YOU GET HERE?????

SO.  For this Grand Giveaway, I have three things I’d like to give:  a Zine, a pack of Genevieve cards, and a Genevieve Print.  So, that means THREE people will win something!!!  You won’t know WHAT you’re winning, but that might make it fun too!  Here’s what I’d like you to do:

**Place a comment HERE ON MY BLOG ONLY!  No matter where you come from, even if it’s Google Reader and you have to do the further “click” to land here on the actual blog, PLEASE comment as to How You Got Here!  If it’s your first time visiting, please say how you found this blog.  If you visit often, how do you get here? Facebook? EDM Yahoo? etc.  It would really be fun for me to know who you are and how you get here:)  Please feel free to participate if you live across the waters ANYWHERE!!  I’d love to know about you as well and give you an opportunity to win a little something from me.

***Final Day to place a comment and thus enter your name for the GRAND GIVEAWAY:  Sunday April 29th, 2012.  And tell me in your comment which item you might like best to receive.  I can’t promise it will work out, but I’ll do my best!! I’ll announce the winners on Monday, April 30th.

And a final THANK YOU to all who visit me here, whether you comment or not! I truly appreciate you stopping by my little blogarden.

P.S. If you’re trying to figure out the significance of the above drawing to this post…there isn’t one.  🙂  I just had this image in my head.  Something about Genevieve dreaming of paintings, of color, of blogosphere friends…????  I may be stretching it there.  But sometimes you just gotta draw what’s sittin’ in your head even if you don’t have anything of magnitude to say about it!!

Here are the goodies for the giveaway:

1 person will receive:

another will get:

and another person will receive:

0 thoughts on “Who Are You & How Did You Get Here?

  1. Leslie in Alabama says:

    Jennifer, I clicked through from Facebook, and I usually either come from the link you post there or the email from WordPress telling me you have updated. I started following your blog (by email notice) sometime last year, maybe, from EDM. .:) I love seeing your posts!! I’m in Alabama, btw.

  2. Caroline says:

    hi Jennifer, I found you by accident from a posting on EDM and am now a Follower, so that i do not miss any of your little classes. When I get time I also like to browse in your archives so I can slowly get up to date.

  3. Denise says:

    I followed you here from EDM. A newbie joined up there, and find you a main form of drawing drive and inspiration here. Thank you for sharing so openly all your drawings skills. I was totally surprised in this day and age for sharing. I am a follower too.

  4. Jussara says:

    Hi! EDM is also from where I came, just yesterday! I loved your art and your writting and want to follow your classes… all the way from Brazil!
    And I couldn`t figure out which giveaway to choose: I`d love to read your book, to use your cards and to hang your art on my walls… 🙂

  5. Donatella Peratti says:

    Hi, I get your blog by email, so I suppose I am a “follower”, originally from the EDM facebook group. I subscribed because I didn’t want to miss your mini-lessons, which I’m loving 🙂 I’m Italian, but have been living in the UK for many years. Love from (always) green and (at the moment) sunny Berkshire xx

  6. Russell. says:

    Hello Jennifer, Stats are a bit confusing, think I look at them too often and worry when everything goes quiet. I’m a follower, so I just click on the little W up at the top left and, if you’ve made a new post, you appear there. I’m visiting your site from the windy Westman islands off the south coast of Iceland. I’ve just woken up and put the kettle on. Enjoy the rest of the week-end, Russell.

  7. Dr Cornelius Snorter says:

    Hello Jennifer,
    I found your blog through Every Day Matters and thought it was FAB – so I became a Follower. And now I get notification e-mails through WordPress and EDM also notificationd through my WordPress site 🙂
    Just been looking at your Give-a-Way prizes…how can you part with them Jen?

  8. jenpedwards says:

    Oh my…this is more fun than I thought! UK, Brazil, Canada, Iceland (wow!), and even Alabama;). Totally cool to have “friends” worldwide!!

  9. winloseordraw says:

    Hello from London! I found your blog a few months ago by browsing post tagged illustration (or maybe it was “watercolour”?). Now I’m one of those 107 followers 🙂 I would love to win the “Thoughts on Drawing and Life” as it sound fascinating. P.S I’ve got exactly 107 followers too! What a coincidence 😀

  10. Marie says:

    Hi I’m in Liverpool, UK and I found you via the Everyday Matters group on Facebook. Love your blog and your artwork. Would love anything if I am lucky enough.

  11. Diane says:

    I have been visiting for almost two years, probably first through EDM. Now I have an RSS feed to my yahoo page and come here whenever I see you have posted again. Totally enjoy your art and have come to slightly know a bit about you and your family. Love the new mini series!!

  12. renaissancewoman001 says:

    Whenever I see you post on EDM, I click over here from the link. And, sometimes, I just google my way over. I love all your art, but I would really be interested in reading your zine! Keep posting!

  13. faithdance59 says:

    Hi, I am checking in from Vienna, Austria at the moment. I discovered your website through EDM as well. I am not subscribed but enjoy stopping by whenever I have time.

  14. Chris says:

    Hello, hello! What a wonderful hour I’ve had browsing through your wonderful blogs. Even checked back to some of your earliest! I found you via EDM and have bookmarked you (like your mom, hehe) so I can check back periodically.

    I just love the lightness and joyfulness of your color choices! I’m 65, but when I grow up, I hope to paint and draw like you!! Actually, you’ve reminded me of a figure my mom used to draw, way back in the 1960’s. I think I might play with that image for a while.

    Thanks again! I’ve found a new cyber friend and muse in YOU!
    Sending you spring time hugs from California’s redwood mountains!

  15. Nora says:

    I’m in Nova Scotia and i found you through you EDM posts and i look forward to them all the time. Your Genevieve spawned my “Mimi”!

  16. Mary Walker says:

    I usually click through EDM yahoo group emails although I also have your RSS on My Yahoo so if you were to post here and not email the group I could still follow along with you.

  17. nancy t says:

    I connected with you through EDM, and I visit as often as I can (terribly slow internet connection which sometimes causes my email to back up to the point where I can’t visit all the places I’d like to). Your give-away is very generous, indeed! nancy

  18. Linda T says:

    I visit your blog thru EDM, and I’ve been a fan of your connected line drawings since the first time I saw them. So loose and inviting and relaxing! I’ve also enjoyed your Friday minilessons on drawing your life. I think your zine would be fun to have.

  19. Jane A says:

    HI Jennifer – good luck sorting out how all your blog visitors arrive; all I know is, I am always happy to look at your blog which makes me smile whatever post I look at! I found you via the EDM Yahoo group, and check in regularly – and when here sometimes look at old posts when I have time. Keep up the great work, I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

  20. ziggyshortcrust says:

    Hello Jennifer, I live in Newcastle, North East England. I usually haunt WordPress “tag” pages on drawing, illustration etc. So I think that’s how I found you or via someone elses blog if you’d liked or left a comment. And I thought your blog was brill, so now I follow you and get email alerts 🙂

  21. Francina says:

    Hello Jennifer,
    I found you a while ago by checking out the freshly pressed from WordPress. I liked your blog and since that day I’m following your blog. Simple as that. And I’m from the Netherlands.

    Ciao, Francina

  22. freebirdsings says:

    I really can’t remember how I first happened upon your blog. I think it was by clicking on a comment you’d left on another blog. I’ve tried to get notified be email when you post but that didn’t work (I suppose I could try it again) so I have you on my homepage on my Xoom tablet and in my “favorites” as RSS feed on my laptop.

  23. Ursula says:

    Hi Jennifer! I originally began visiting your blog from the EDM group, but I subscribed who-knows-how-long-ago and have been following along with Google Reader ever since.

  24. wendy says:

    I believe I found you through EDM, though I haven’t been there in a while. I subscribe through WordPress, and usually when I do I get email notices, I haven’t with you, but was going through the list of who I follow,and found you. : )
    Not sure how long ago I subscibed….have missed a lot. But will try to come by more often.
    my art blog is http://createtoheal.blogspot.com But I’ve been ill lately and haven’t added much…but will be again soon.

    Thank you for your inspiration.

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