October Blogging Numbers.

October blogging numbers are as follows.


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35 blog posts paulswansen.com
  • 268 sessions (8.6/day)
  • 205 users (6.6/day)
  • 397 page views (12.8/day)

I’m working on learning what this all means and so far I’m still in a fog about it all.  I want to learn more about sessions, users, and page views and how they all relate to these spots on the internet.  I am also letting you know how things are going here at the remote northern outpost in northern Wisconsin.

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A work in progress.

You’ll notice a change here today.  I’ve changed the theme and added to,  and cleaned up

the right side of the page.  And your first question is why?

Not only because I can, and I’m using this space as a test bed for a couple of other sites I’m working on or will be working on in the very near future.

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Blog Traffic.



Over the past couple of months I’ve used both WordPress SEO by Yoast, and the default All In One SEO Pack on this web site. So far I’ve seen little if any difference in the use of either of these web SEO tools.



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This tells me that I’ve got no idea what I’m doing with either of the SEO tools, and I’m writing crap, that few if anyone wants to read. Seeing as I’ve been unemployed for 15 months, I’ve been concentrating on writing with the expectation that over the past year, that this and my writing would begin to generate some income. So far that’s not occurred.


So now it’s time to take stock and begin to look seriously at the content and what I’m doing writing, and judge as to whether or not, this is a viable income stream potential or not. I’ve also seen options of creating a subscription service where readers will pay an annual fee for access to the site. This is also an option to consider, as I’ve no support or financial backing for my efforts.


There is also an ongoing issue to change the format of the web site and it’s current theme. The “WhiteHouse” theme is a free WordPress theme and while I like it, I don’t love it. What type of theme do I want? I can’t fully describe it, and sort of like Porn, I’ll know the proper theme when I see it.


Ok enough of my semi rant this Sunday morning. Thanks to all who do stop by and read the content here. I appreciate you time and effort. I’ll continue to provide content here and look for changes in the near future.


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Breckenridge Ski Resort and The Winter X Games.

Breckenridge Ski Resort today announced the roster of Breck Pro Team athletes that will compete atBreck Pro Team this weekend’s Winter X Games live on ESPN. Among the six Breck Pro Team athletes competing across multiple disciplines are recent Grand Prix Free Ski Slopestyle winners James Woods and Keri Herman.
Bobby Brown returns to Ski Big Air as the only athlete to win this event twice, having claimed gold last year with his switch double 1440 mute grab and a switch double cork 1260 high mute grab. Anna Segal, also a top podium contender in this year’s games, has repeatedly earned gold medals in Women’s Ski Slopestyle since 2009.

The full list of competing Breck Pro Team athletes and their mountain events are as follows:
Bobby Brown – Ski Big Air and Men’s Ski Slopestyle
James Woods – Men’s Ski Slopestyle
Keri Herman – Women’s Ski Slopestyle
Anna Segal – Women’s Ski Slopestyle
Brett Esser – Men’s Snowboard Superpipe
Eric Willett – Snowboard Big Air and Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle

Check out the Breckenridge Blog, or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter for live updates, results, photos and more info. on all the Breck Pro Team athletes competing at X Games and throughout the season.

The Breck Pro Team

The Breck Pro Team is an elite cadre of 27 ski and snowboard professionals and amateurs, both male and female, sponsored by Breck, who represent the Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Town of Breckenridge with professionalism and heart at competitions world-wide. The Breck Pro Team is recognized as the top resort team in the ski industry today, comprised of some of the most exciting young talent in action sports from around the world. This year’s team features athletes from 5 different countries, 15 Coloradans, and 7 local heroes who were born and raised in Breckenridge, and who now all call Breck their hometown.

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Blog writing block?

Posting this to assist others out there, as well as taking the recommendations to heart as well.

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I’ve added two new pages here. Denver Dining and Ski Colorado.

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Bad programming?

If you’ve found the blog, you’ll once again notice a theme change. I’m using the Suffusion Theme.

I have a Google Analytics account and it hasn’t been reporting correctly for the blog for the past week. So I’ve gone back and am working to reinstall the correct piece of code for Google Analytics. However when looking for the proper place to insert the code, there is no such place in this theme.

I wonder if it’s bad programming or just an oversight on the theme creators part. It’s amazingly frustrating to say the least, not to be able to correctly get info from the blog.

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WordPress Widget #FAIL

I’m currently working to update and to a certain extent, make my own list of WordPress Widgets, given the tools afforded to me by WordPress.

However I’m continually frustrated by the lack of a consistent user interface, as I see it, from WordPress regarding the “Available Widgets,” and the “Inactive Widgets.”

Regardless of my adding all the available widgets to the “Available Widgets” area, or removing all of the widgets to the “Inactive Widgets” area, there is no change in the blog even after a refresh.

Why should something so simple, be so entirely difficult?

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Well, you might have noticed some of the side noise missing here this afternoon. I decided to begin to make some changes to the blog and of course the first thing that’s lost are the widgets and their content.

I’m a bit frustrated that none of the WordPress themes look at all like their thumbnail’s when you preview them. #FAIL on that WordPress. And after looking at a dozen or so of the WordPress Themes, they all begin to run together and my eyes begin to glaze over.

We’re making progress, even if they’re just baby steps.

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WordPress Themes.

The graphic says “look.” However there are no links to any of the featured websites via the graphic. I guess they aren’t wanting you to look at the sites. Is Thesis not proud of these bloggers who are using their product?

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