Brighton Fringe comedy sketch show 25th-26th May

Disappearing facebook “likes” and “shares” on this blog

WordpressOne or two visitors to this blog might have noticed that the facebook “likes”, which have actually now become “shares”, have been going up and down over the last year or so. Although many WordPress “Happiness Engineers” have been helpful and done their best, I’ve finally given up on this one. The problem was fixed several times, only for it to happen again.

So, all the facebook likes/shares have gone from my astrology posts and several of the Sanctuary Housing posts. This is very frustrating as I’d spent quite a bit of time individually promoting several blogs and I now have nothing to show for that effort. Of course there are more important things in life but it’s still a downer 🙂 . If I remember correctly, Kate Bush’s astrology chart and the U.S.A. astrology for 2014-2015 both had over 70 likes, whereas now there are none showing. Apparently it’s all to do with “facebook tracking” and changes when the site became https rather than http.

Just thought I’d mention it, partly in case anyone had noticed and wondered what was going on, and partly to let any other bloggers with the same problem know that they are not alone. Cheers.

100,000 views – thank you

The all-time views for this blog have just passed 100,000. Thank you everyone 🙂

I started it back in December 2006. I didn’t really bother too much for the first few years, a lot of my early entries (now deleted) were more like facebook posts, which wasn’t around then – life without facebook, can you imagine it!?

Even though I’m not exactly a prolific blogger, I started developing things a bit more seriously at the beginning of last year (turning on the “likes” and “shares” was a good start…) which led to over 32,000 views for the whole of 2014. Over 50,000 of the all-time views have been for the Sanctuary Housing posts, the top all-time post being “Are Sanctuary Housing Above The Law?” with over 45,000 views.

Thanks again.

“Share” and “like” buttons on this blog. Happy 2014!

If anyone wonders why no-one has “liked” or “shared” this blog, this is because I have only just got around to turning this feature on! About 7 years late – doh! 🙂 As people can and have been sharing and linking without the “official buttons”, I wasn’t going to bother.  Over 30,000 hits of the “Are Sanctuary Housing Above The Law?” post alone – and nothing to show for it in terms of “likes”, silly me. I hope to write posts more regularly this year.

Wishing everyone a great 2014.

Tim