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Top 50 articles for 9th July 2005

# Title Page Impressions
1  Chicken Keeping (2004-11-03 05:51:01)  7034
2  Filing Cabinet Hot/Cold smoker (2004-10-26 05:49:42)  4620
3  In praise of the humble allotment (2004-10-26 10:23:26)  4042
4  First steps in finding out about downsizing (2004-11-05 05:12:11)  3640
5  Home wine making (2004-11-05 03:08:27)  3638
6  Deck on a Hill (2004-10-26 04:07:12)  2981
7  Top Ten Wild Foods to Gather in Winter (2004-12-02 12:15:22)  2704
8  Home Made Natural Skin Cream (2005-03-13 16:46:2Cool  2487
9  How to make your own washable menstrual pads (2005-06-10 13:13:13)  2467
10  Making Bacon - 3 day cure (2005-02-20 01:01:00)  2316
11  Feeding Chickens (2004-11-09 17:03:31)  1940
12  Big small wind power! (2004-11-18 07:24:34)  1817
13  Top Ten Wild Foods for April (2005-03-31 14:59:01)  1792
14  Ground Elder Recipes - Eat Your Way to Eradicating a Troublesome Weed (2005-02-17 15:02:42)  1751
15  River Cottage Meat Book - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (2004-11-04 02:29:33)  1744
16  Top Ten Wild Mushrooms for the Beginner (2004-11-08 12:45:25)  1667
17  LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) (2004-12-01 13:24:33)  1642
18  Chicken Concerns, Problems and Ailments (2004-11-28 11:22:19)  1602
19  Mooncup Memoirs (2004-12-02 06:08:51)  1522
20  Dustbin or Dinnertable? (2004-10-29 06:40:50)  1424
21  The Bridge Between Modern Living and Downshifting Is Crossable (2005-01-26 14:17:36)  1402
22  Creating a Store-room (2004-11-14 15:29:09)  1364
23  Bread Making (2004-12-01 16:42:37)  1360
24  Building Your Own Home (2004-12-02 10:00:36)  1327
25  Carrier Bags are Rubbish (2004-12-14 05:03:54)  1315
26  Top Ten Wild Foods for June (2005-06-03 12:54:17)  1239
27  Top Ten Wild Foods in February (2005-01-31 17:05:14)  1189
28  Small Scale Coppice Production (2004-12-02 10:12:21)  1181
29  Building your own incubator (2004-12-14 05:14:21)  1158
30  Don't pay the Ferryman! DIY funerals (2005-02-10 07:32:22)  1143
31  Food for thought for the downsizing homebuyer (2005-01-12 14:02:23)  1116
32  Keeping Geese…..easy as pie! (2004-12-14 05:24:49)  1086
33  Keeping a fragrant and fresh house (2005-03-18 15:29:52)  1077
34  Eggonomics or the maths for keeping chickens (2004-11-23 12:17:25)  1036
35  Paunching & Skinning a Rabbit (2005-05-18 16:36:4Cool  991
36  About Us (2005-01-24 04:47:06)  986
37  Come and stay at Mullacott Farm (2005-01-30 03:46:34)  956
38  Crop rotation (2005-03-27 11:17:02)  932
39  Top Ten Wild Foods for May (2005-05-03 14:59:04)  924
40  Top Ten Wild Foods in March (2005-03-04 01:59:44)  918
41  How to... joint a rabbit (2004-11-09 09:00:13)  917
42  Fun solar - solar water heating (2005-02-28 15:05:30)  917
43  Growing vegetables with no garden (2005-05-31 15:16:3Cool  885
44  Fleeces For Sale (2005-01-28 11:53:29)  837
45  Installing a wood burner (2004-11-22 09:46:34)  804
46  Personalised Knitting and more (2004-11-02 10:51:12)  747
47  Hareley Farm Herefordshire (2005-02-08 11:36:12)  740
48  Creating a wood working shop (2004-11-18 11:23:55)  738
49  Fungi to be with (2005-02-07 13:06:22)  733
50  The Hydrometer (2004-11-05 15:29:31)  718
jema

I think the big wow for the week has to be:

"How to make your own washable menstrual pads"

I don't think an article has hit the top ten so quickly since close the when the site started Shocked
jema

And it is now top of the board with a staggering:

9168 impressions Shocked

I must admit to putting my cynics hat on and wondering if there is a unhappy explanation for this, but i don't really see one! So well done Nora Smile
jema

http://www.collegehumor.com/

!
cab

Surely all the hits aren't coming from there... Are they?
jema

1000's of referals on yesterdays stats alone. They are a very busy site.
nora

Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing
jema

nora wrote:
Rolling Eyes Laughing Laughing



Wink Well all publicity is good publicity!
nora

My thoughts exactly!!
tahir

Laughing

Nora you're famous.
cab

A lot of those people might be reading that thinking "Ewww!". That would be most of the blokes, I should think. But some of them will be reading that and thinking "Hang on a minute, this isn't so daft as the funky fabric*, there's something useful here...". So the extra hits for the article are clearly a good thing!

Now, all wee need to do is create a range of articles that get picked up in this way... Top ten phallic shaped wild foods, maybe...

*I liked the funky fabric, by the way Smile
jema

Now heading to 15,000 views! by the end of the day I think it will have "beaten" the total for the following 3 articles Shocked
cab

And they're nearly all still coming from that one link?
jema

Recieving I am sorry to say a less than enthusistic response from :

http://www.fazed.net/

as well Sad
cab

I wouldn't be too fussed about those comments. For pities sake, I got some really strange responses for picking cherries off a local tree at the weekend, how much odder are the responses to making your own sanitary towels going to be?

Again, it gets people clicking on the article, and I don't care if some of them do think the article is funny, those aren't people who were going to find their way here and make use of any of the articles anyway. Some others of those who find the link that way will find something interesting in the article.

So... If not phallic wild foods, maybe "Wild foods that are too disgusting to eat?"
Behemoth

Apparently my employers deem these websites to be unsuitable for me to view. So please less of the phallic or I might be blocked from Downsizer as well.

Oh bugger, knobs and bollocks, I said Phallic.
jema

More than 200 hits from :

http://www.kopikol.net/

now, given that this is in the last 8 hours or so, that is a pretty high figure just on its own!
cab

Well, for all it's getting hits from sources we're not used to, it's being reviwed well. People reading it and expressing a view seem to like it.
Guest

Nora's Post

Very Happy Hi - I am Michelle and I am in the US. I think a lot of hits came from this website: http://www.morningbuzz.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.wow It's a local radio station that dubbed yours the website of the week because of the pads.

I use them but I don't make my own. I buy them online from work at home moms.
nora

Hello Michelle, thanks for your message Laughing Laughing
jema

Well pagination of your article has distorted the figures up somewhat, but the 60,000 views figure is quite incredible Shocked
tahir

60,000 Shocked

there's a lot of people out on the www eh?
sean

In the end, although it's been a baptism of fire for jema's hosting, and a bit of a pain in some ways, it's all publicity. Michelle's message suggests that at least some people hearing about us because of this will be interested in the aims and ideas behind the site, and that's got to be good.
jema

sean wrote:
In the end, although it's been a baptism of fire for jema's hosting, and a bit of a pain in some ways, it's all publicity. Michelle's message suggests that at least some people hearing about us because of this will be interested in the aims and ideas behind the site, and that's got to be good.


There have been undoubted negative aspects to this Sad But fundermentally as long as the server is holding up and we as a site are not paying a surcharge for using more than the expected traffic (i knew I missed something out of the hosting terms and condtions Very Happy ) then overall the expereince can only be good for us.
nora

Right jema, are you ready for my next article:

101 uses for your placenta (after the baby has finished with it)-fully illustrated with colour photographs. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
tahir

Laughing

Like your new avatar nora
sean

Yo ho nora. Very Happy
nora

Laughing Laughing Thanks Tahir
jema

nora wrote:
Right jema, are you ready for my next article:

101 uses for your placenta (after the baby has finished with it)-fully illustrated with colour photographs. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


Laughing violent2

I'll put the dual Xeon server on order now then Very Happy
Behemoth

I'm suprised that the attention hasn't led to a herd of trolls on the forum - or have you just been vigilant with the delete button?
judith

Is "herd" the right collective noun for trolls?
sean

An aggregate?
tahir

Judith wrote:
Is "herd" the right collective noun for trolls?


Good question, you only really hear about them one at a time don't you? maybe we should askt the Billy Goats Gruff?
Behemoth

I wasn't sure but it sounded right.

My favourites are:

A gloat of Tories
An absence of students
A dither of professors
A shuffle of teenagers
jema

Behemoth wrote:
I'm suprised that the attention hasn't led to a herd of trolls on the forum - or have you just been vigilant with the delete button?


Would it be a troop of Trolls?

Actually afaik, we have had one useful comment from a guest and absolutely nothing from the 61,853 page views now registering.
cab

Re: Nora's Post

Anonymous wrote:
Very Happy Hi - I am Michelle and I am in the US. I think a lot of hits came from this website: http://www.morningbuzz.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.wow It's a local radio station that dubbed yours the website of the week because of the pads.

I use them but I don't make my own. I buy them online from work at home moms.


Thanks for that Michelle. Dare I ask... What did they say about this on the radio show?
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