Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

I think these rabbits have been breeding! GOL

What makes you read a blog?

Writing my next post...

I was just looking at the blog stats for my page and also N's page. It was quite interesting on the whole. A LOT of pals read my first blog post but then it quickly declined from over 100 to just 2. I didn't blog for a while and so the later posts had a few more reads but even my last post which was probably quite controversial only had 75 views.

I wonder how many views aren't being captured. For example I read @Zackrabbit's blog through the Pulse iPhone app. Does it get picked up in his stats?

So I guess it makes me wonder why do people read blogs? Are they dead? Are we just writing for ourselves or just a select few friends? Am I really that boring that only 2 pals wanted to read my post? One of whom is now OTRB!

N's blog has even less views than mine which is understandable as she mostly writes it for herself and doesn't advertise it in anyway. What was interesting is that most of my readers still use Internet Explorer but most of her readers use different browsers. Also I had LOT of people from Russia and the Ukraine who have viewed it?! GOL I wonder why, I'm not sure I know anyone from there at all!!

I have to admit I don't get a chance to read all my pals blogs. I do always read @Zackrabbit and try to keep up with @BorisKitty and @ShawneeShep who update so often! But pals who are not as regular may be missed amongst the others. I wonder if I am just one of those pals to other people?

Monday, April 18, 2011

What have I done wrong??!!

I feel terrible. I don't know what I've done wrong or why all my pals suddenly hate me.

Two-three weeks ago things got very busy at home and I had to pull my weight and help out my human. She is not in a good place financially and is struggling to make ends meet with work and study. She takes one step forward and about five backwards lately! So because she was so busy and I had to help her I did not get a lot of time for my pals on twitter.

Unfortunately timing was really bad and I missed the highlight of the anipal year - the Teddy Olympics. I was sad not to enter but it was great seeing all the awesome pics that my pals had entered. The anipals who ran them were close friends of mine and worked super hard to get the pages ready for this years event and it looked grrreat!

So then yesterday I got back on twitter and was told to collect my medal. But I hadn't entered! Someone had entered an old pic of mine so I didn't miss out. 'No!' I thought. I can't have another pal missing out on a prize when I didn't officially enter. That's not fair for them, they went to all that hard work, while I hadn't. So I asked the judges to remove the picture of me.

To be honest I'm not a massive fan of entering competitions, my human tends to be the competitive one in the family. I don't really like going up against my fellow anipal especially in popularity contests as I think it's not really in the anipal spirit, but that's just me. I also know that I'm never going to be the most popular anipal because I'm not good at conversations and no longer have the time to chat like I used to. But I did want to enter with a picture that I'd made a real effort with, not an old one that was quickly taken - actually it's in the post below; me with the cake.

Now today it was posted that the photo was removed at my request, etc, etc. You can see for yourself on the website. People didn't understand why I wrote it and took it the wrong way. I've been portrayed as some horrible bear who wants to upset everyone and doesn't have fun. But I'm not like that at all. I'm soft and sensitive and it hurts me that people would think bad things about me. I don't understand why people are demonising me when all I ever wanted was for someone more deserving to get my medal!

Now my human and I are both upset and don't understand what we've done that is so bad to deserve what we are going through. I've only ever tried to be a good pal on twitter, I've never meant to hurt anyone. But now I feel I'm left with no friends and all because I took time away to unsuccessfully help my human. And she is sad because she knows how much you all meant to me and would have gladly given up on her study to help me post a real photo if we'd known how much trouble it would cause that I didn't.