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WOW. WordPress.com Does Have A ‘Scheduled Post’ Option!

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Kind of, actually ‘VERY’, embarrassing that I did NOT know this — or try to find out about it sooner. Yes, my mea culpa and to MY cost. All I can say, in my defense, is that I expected ‘it’ — i.e., the SCHEDULE a post option — to be more obvious. To be fair to WordPress, ONCE I was told where it was, it is pretty OBVIOUS.

Not sure why I never Googled it! I guess I kind of assumed, wrongly of course, that I knew most of WP. Wrong.

This is GREAT. So many times I need to do posts AFTER a specific time — especially on the Papam blog when I am dealing with cardinals turning 80, as will be the case tomorrow. Now I can schedule my post to get automatically posted at midnight.

So, the bottom line. WordPress.com does have a good and powerful ‘SCHEDULE’ post feature. Thank YOU, WordPress.com.


College of Cardinals — An Analysis Of Their Birthdays.

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Now that I finished my latest pope book — this one about Pope Francis’ forthcoming visit to the U.S. — I am making sure that I leave myself time to do OTHER THINGS in addition to writing books. For a start I am forcing myself to take a 6 week break from writing books! This is the first time in 8 years I have taken a hiatus between books. I had fallen into the habit of starting on a new book as soon as the previous one was done — usually even doing so while waiting the proofs of the other. That explains why I got 19 books written in those 8 years. I am going to slow down. Do other things.

Keeping track of the College of Cardinals is going to be one of those activities. From 2007 to March 2013 I used to follow and document changes to the College on a daily basis. Then, after the last conclave — that elected Pope Francis — I stopped. But I missed it. So I am back.

Papam.wordpress.com has been resurrected.

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Did this analysis of the birthdays of the current crop of cardinals. Check it out … click here (or on the image below).

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This Blog, My ‘nhlife.wordpress.com’, My Personal Eclectic Musings On The Thousands Of Things That Interest Me Crosses 200,000 Hit Mark.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This is all time … including last year which is when I started posting on this blog.

Of the 200,000+ hits, 165,800 are just from this year.

29,370 just from November 2013.

And to think that some people think that I only get hits from Alton!

But, this is NOT, of course, my only blog.

I own at least 20 … and I am afraid to count.

For the last 19 months this has been my the blog that I spend most time on.

But, my ‘Popes-and-Papacy‘ blog is by far the one that gets most traffic.

That has had 229,803 views for the year.

Since its inception in 2010 it has had 620,179 hits!

And I had a TypePad version of it prior to that … which I deleted one day in a fit of pique.

My ‘Windows 7’ blog, which has been dormant since 2010, has had 194,143 hits.

My ‘Papam’ blog, which I haven’t touched since March this year, is at 187,149.

So lets add it all up:
nhlife = 200,104
Popes-and-Papacy = 620,179
Windows 7 = 194,143
Papam = 187,149

1,201,575

And I have at least 4 other blogs that I could use to
bolster this count.
But, I won’t.

It doesn’t matter.

Has NOT made me rich or famous — as Deanna points out near daily.

But, it amuses me and that is all that matters.

One person, without any help, and without spending a dime on marketing,
1 million hits
spanning popes, Windows 7, astronomy, N.H., Alton, trains, brains,
red wine, restaurants, Poppy Day and sex …

Just After I Spoke About The Worldwide Hits On This Blog, We Crossed 150,000 Hits Just In 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Earlier post with worldwide coverage.

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Click to ENLARGE. The built-in statistics I get from WordPress. These statistics preclude all access from this IP-address. So I can’t manipulate these numbers … plus I don’t flit around the world …

 

100,000 Views Of This Blog Just In 2013 At An Average Of 423 Views Per Day.

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No this is not old news. The last 100,000 post was in mid-June when this Blog was inching towards 100,000 all-time views.

Since then we are approaching, and will reach it today or tomorrow, 100,000 for THE YEAR.

We are still in August and we have had TRIPLE the hits  for all of 2012.

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It, as they will always tell you, has all to do with content and perseverance.

Here are the first 8 posts on this blog MINUS the ‘Windows 7’ posts that I moved to my Windows 7 blog (which has an all-time hit count of 184,400).

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I started this blog, in anger, when I found out that Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic (DHMC) had quite literally abused me in the posterior! I wanted others to know so they could avoid getting violated.

I was no stranger to blogging. I already had multiple, quite active, pope blogs.

After the DHMC post I didn’t do another until I had a run-in with U.S. Cellular. Again the goal was to give others a heads up.

Then Windows 7 came along and I really got hooked on it – especially since I had this PC, handbuilt, for Windows 7. I started blogging incessantly about Windows 7. I also found many tips on how to get the best from Windows 7 and even how to fix some bugs. Suffice to say that these posts became very popular and remain so — since some of the bugs, such as the appearance of the annoying padlock, still persists. So I created a new ‘Windows 7’ blog and moved all the Windows 7 posts from this blog to that and then did my Windows-related posts on that blog. That blog still gets 100+ hits a day though I stopped posting on it way back in 2011. Just don’t have the time.

In February 2012 we started homeschooling Devanee because she was getting bullied at Alton Central School (ACS). Homeschooling proved to be a popular topic. That explains the spike in popularity in early 2012. Then the Olympics. My few Olympics posts were a hit. That is when I started posting here on a daily basis.

My ‘popes-and-papacy‘ blog has had 625,000 hits since 2010. That is another blog that I have now put to pasture. My ‘papam’ blog, also inactive, has had 184,000 hits. So 809,000 hits on just these two pope blogs.

Add the 133,956 from here and the 184,472 from Windows 7
and we have 1,127,812 hits!

Well all these hits hasn’t really made me rich — though of LATE we are seeing some ‘bennies’.

Just wanted to chronicle this, because that is what blogging is meant to be. Thanks. Cheers.



Yes, we did hit 100,000 on Saturday, August 24, 2013 as I had assumed in my earlier post.

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Alton, NH Once Again Becomes ‘Consistory Central’ For The World Now That Another Consistory Is Announced.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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A consistory, if that term is unfamiliar to you, is a formal meetings between the pope (in Rome) and his cardinals, always convened by the pope, to discuss Church matters or to create new cardinals. It comes from the Latin consistorium for ‘sitting together’. This said, the consistories that elicit widespread interest are those for creating new cardinals, these on average occurring about once every 2 years.

If the term ‘consistory’ was new there is a chance that you may also not be 100% au fait as to exactly who constitutes a Catholic cardinal. A Catholic cardinals is a ‘Prince of the Church’, the most senior of the ecclesiastical officials in the Catholic Church, created exclusively by the pope, with special, singular responsibility for electing popes and serving as their advisors – though, only those under the age of 80 can now act as electors. The term is from the Latin for ‘hinge’, cardo – and thus denoted, c. 4th century, clerics upon whom the future of Christianity hinged upon.

On Wednesday of this week, October 24, 2012, the current pope, the 85-year old Benedict XVI (#266), totally unexpectedly announced a cardinal creating consistory on Saturday, November 24, 2012 — his 2nd this year and his 5th in his 7.5 years in office.


Most of you probably don’t realize but I am a fairly dedicated papal historian, who has written 3 books about popes and have been cited by Vatican Radio and Rome Reports.

Most of it is right there, on the Right-hand side sidebar (—>>>) if you would just look.

As the author of 2 books entitled ‘The Next Pope‘ I am expected to be an expert on all matters pertaining to the next papal election — and that means cardinals, cardinal electors and the College of Cardinals.

I have two blogs, ‘popes and papacy‘ and ‘papam‘ (Latin for ‘pope’), the former usually updated daily, that deal with most matters related to popes, papacy, cardinals and the next conclave.

I spend ~45% of my research and writing time working on ‘popes’. I specialize in analysis, demographics, statistics, anecdotes (‘stories) and trivia. The blogs are not conventionally ‘Catholic’ in any sense. That is a part of their appeal.

I encourage speculation about the next pope (papabili) and possible new cardinals (cardinalabili). So whenever there is a consistory in the offing, life gets crazy — to the point that in the rush to get stuff done I even screw up, as I did earlier this morning. C’est la vie. Fallibility has always been my faithful handmaiden.

The ‘Consistory’ fixed page on ‘Popes and Papacy’. Click to enter.

Papam that specializes in the College of Cardinals and papal election issues.


How traffic spikes on ‘Popes and Papacy’ around consistories, i.e., first peak for the February 2012 and now the ramp up for the November 2012. The spike in July was the arrest of the Pope’s butler for Vatileaks. Click to ENLARGE.