N.W.BOYER…Christian Author

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Statistics…and a New Year!

number crunching

For the last nine years, it has been my practice at Boyer Writes to take a look at the statistics provided for me as a writer and blogger by the WordPress nerds who dream in numbers.  They are greatly appreciated for all I have to do is press a key and up comes…the number of people who have read my blog, from what country they have viewed Boyer Writes… and the number of words that have been written by me. How convenient!

My blogging adventure started in 2009.  Just think I am starting right now on my 10th year!   Unlike many bloggers whose following is in the thousands…perhaps millions…mine is 236.  Now, don’t feel sorry for me.  I have also written 377,899 words in my 809 blog posts.  Why do I do it?  Because I love to write and believe that what I have to say is not only important to me, but to those who read and send a note of appreciation.

My readers are special people from all around the world.  Take a look at my map.  These people read something I had to say…bless them… even though they have never stepped foot on the U.S.A soil.  How great is the internet!   It is a special tool that crosses the miles and touches the hearts.  The top of my blog says that I am a “Christian writer” and as such, I enjoy sharing posts that are inspirational.  My categories show a strong interest also in history, the arts and most anything creative.

Below shows the countries that viewed Boyer Writes over the year.  Of course, red is the highest number of views.   Taking a look at these charts may be of interest to you also.

map of viewers around the world over 9 years

These show the countries and the number of times that Boyer Writes was read. Some have high numbers and some only one time.  These may be countries where the people’s ability to go online could be limited for various reasons.

highest numbers viewed

one view from these countries

The statistics are quite interesting…the highs, lows and everything in between…but also the fact that the country’s flags are also shown.   Here are a few of the flag examples:

It may be only one view from any of these countries, but someone there was interested in other parts of the world…and that is what ties us together.   My hope is that the map shown above will also include countries where opportunities to know others and their writings in the world will be part of their lives.

Even though Boyer Writes has been read in most of the world, we are still waiting for North Korea, Greenland, Svalbard (part of northern Norway) and a number of countries in Africa as shown in the green areas.

map of viewers around the world over 9 years

Some of the reasons for those who can’t get online to read a blog or anything else is poverty.  We understand fully that if you can’t afford the next meal, a computer is not in the future for many.  For others, it is a political problem that cuts off the rest of the world from their citizens.   Sad as it may be, there are those nations’ leaders who would like to keep people in total submission.  Freedom, as we know it, is not in their present life.  Let’s hope for better days ahead for many people.

friendship around the world

As we bloggers reach out to the rest of the world, we also enjoy that many times they reach back to us.  My blogger friend in England writes an email on occasion and it is always wonderful to hear from him.   We have an opportunity to follow other bloggers. A special enjoyment for me is the beautiful photography blogs that come my way regularly. Whatever is your interest, seek out a writer and follow him or her in their pursuits and activities around the world.

Since we are entering a New Year, it seems appropriate to share some thoughts of people from the present and the past. These people have wise things to say about living a better life in the future.   You may not agree with all they stand for, but wisdom is wisdom and some of it may need to rub off on us in the next year.  (Taken from another blogger, Henrik Edberg of Sweden)

Thoughts about living life happily …for the New Year

“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
– Walter Winchell

older happy couple

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.”
– William James

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
– Donald Miller

“If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.”
— Benjamin Franklinman and woman smiling

“No road is long with good company.”
— Turkish Proverb

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Carl W. Buechner

“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”— Epicurus

Happy couple embracing and laughing on the beach

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is.
The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled.
A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
— Kaleel Jamison

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one”
— C.S. Lewis

laughing man

 

“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.”
— Anthony Robbins

“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
— Mark Twain

happy family

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
— Frederick Buechner

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”
— David Tyson Gentry

“If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling in the world.”
— Joseph Addison

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
— Tennessee Williams

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
— Carl Jung

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind.”
— Henry James

 

mechanic apprentice

 

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness. “
– Leo F. Buscaglia

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.”
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
– Donna Roberts

woman-phone-booth-italy

Call someone you love…to say “I’m sorry.”

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
– Winnie the Pooh

winni the pooh

 

Thanks again to our readers. Be Blessed!   Nancy at Boyer Writes

 


A Christmas After Thought

Christmas has come and gone, but a wonderful blogger friend of mine in England sent me a post about the choir that sang of the birth of our Lord Jesus at St. Paul’s Cathedral.  Stephen Liddell, author and tour guide,  is a blogger with over 3,000 followers.  He waited in line for two hours to get into St. Paul’s to hear the King’s College Choir of Cambridge.   He said that it was “well worth it.” 

Christmas may be over, but I just had to share this same song from a previous year.  Our prayers for the New Year should be that the message of “Oh Holy Night” and the Savior who came will help our world to be more peaceful in the year to come.

Video:    (If the video shows unavailable, click “Watch on YouTube” link given.)

Happy New Year to all

 


Boyer Writes sends a New Year Thank You

Earth and lights from spaceWhen I started writing my blog in 2009, I decided that this was the place for me to express myself in so many ways and there was a world out there to find me if they wished to do so.

It was shortly after this that I decided that I could not tie myself down with other forms of media.   Facebook, as popular as it is with many, was not for me.  Who really wanted to know my every move of the day: what I ate; where I went; my latest photos…and so much more.  A daily catalog of everything short of more personal and private moments was not for me.  ( To each his/her own. This may be because I get bored quickly.)

This leads me to the reason for this post.  I want to thank so many people who have followed my blog..or have found Boyer Writes at least once.  It never ceases to amaze me that people in so many parts of the world are now connected by the internet. US at night from space Most of my readers are from the U.S., United Kingdom and many parts of Europe. Nevertheless, it is wonderful to see that someone has found my writings in places like Vietnam, Belarus, Jordan, Mongolia or Madagascar.

I especially thank WordPress for the daily and yearly update on where around the world someone has found Boyer Writes online:  2015 was a good year…at least for me.  I don’t expect to be in the millions of views, but everyone is important.

14,446 views

9,580 visitors to the site

57 posts written and published

(Overall grand totals since 2009:  521 posts, 95,643 vies , 30,567 visitors with 173 followers. )

This is also to encourage other writers to venture out and make your thoughts known to the world that is out there waiting.

I’m looking forward to a New Year. There’s much to explore.   One of my goals is to start blogging my novel. The title is THE SEED. If you are a follower, be looking for this. It actually was conceived by one of my blogs that has had the most hits throughout the years.  WHAT HAPPENED TO SS. GENERAL HANS KAMMLER?   Because there was so much interest, I believed it would make a great novel…now in the making.

Again, thank you and Happy New Year to all.

Nancy Boyer


Boyer Writes posts an Annual Report for 2012

Each year Boyer Writes is amazed at the power  of the internet and its influence around the world.   Here are a few facts sent to me from Word Press and some I have found for the year  2012:

  • 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals (according to wordpress.com)
  • 289 Posts (or writings)
  • 67 Categories
  • 1,005 Tags   (These are used for search engines
  • Boyer Writes started writing a blog in Sept. 2009.   This made all time views of 49,717      In all this time, the best day for views was a total of 605 views.  This was on Nov. 22, 2011 with 85 comments from people around the world.  Thank you!
  • What were the most popular writings?    It seems that people are quite interested in historical events and people.    I was especially pleased that  Old Letters was popular because it was about my mother who passed away last year at age 93.   To read a few of the favorites, click on the links below.

109 views    Is the Art of Conversation going out…and are we becoming idiots?

Albert Einstein quote.albert einstein quote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

70 views      WHAT HAPPENED TO SS. GENERAL HANS KAMMLER?

32 views     OLD LETTERS       ” Love letters from Carl”

10 views     Just Relax…for longer life!

5 views        Fascinating Places:  “England” and “I Vow to Thee, My Country”

One of the categories that means the most to me is INSPIRATIONAL and the music of the great Masters.    Click to view

Music for Sunday and Bach with Faith Alone


200 writings CELEBRATION !

In Celebration of 200 writings

Saturday, Jan 21, 2012  Of all the writings in the past two years, the one that has been clicked on and written about the most is the writing about SS General Hans Kammler.  I had people writing from South America saying they could do research in a museum there and another reader who said his grandfather had some involvement in this mysterious situation.  Another had papers with the actual handwriting of the General.   Perhaps we all just love a good mystery.   I have included a link below that will give you the full writing (posted in Feb. 2010).  Maybe you will  have an idea why it generated such interest.  If so, send me a comment.  

( Reader comments are at the end of the writing…for your entertainment. ) 
    SS General Hans Kammler
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012    Recently the movie came out called “War Horse”.  This video is taken from a previous writing about a real American horse (Mongolian breed) who served in the Korean War.
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012    Some words and video taken from :Uplifting and DelightfulPosted on February 11, 2011It occurred to me recently how important it is for our mental health to watch and to listen to things that are uplifting, delightful or inspiring.    We can become bogged down in the media overload that gives our minds and hearts a feeling of depression, hopelessness, and regret… amidst world calamity.  Not that this is unimportant, for it is…especially to those who are living through oppression and difficulties.   None the less, life needs a balance…..
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012     Our wonderful moonTuesday, Jan. 17, 2012   Mt. Fuji and the beautiful maple trees as photographed by N. Boyer     (See more photography by Boyer by clicking on the abstract picture at right.)  Enjoy these beautiful slides with music. Turn on the sound.  
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012  Individuality and the    “The Finger Print of God”
Video Sunday Jan.15, 2012

A CELEBRATION OF 200 WRITINGSThank you from Nancy Boyer, author of Boyer WritesIn 2009, I began a new venture….blogging.   It was the beginning of becoming a writer, artist, designer, photographer, and most of all….the kindling of a new appreciation for  great music, history, and those ordinary and extra-ordinary people who make up our world.   My goal was to inspire; to challenge and to open up our thinking.   It is my prayer that this has been accomplished.A I look  back on  my 200 writings,  it is hard to choose my favorite.  At the right of this page is a listing of categories that may help you to find your favorite subject and revisit some of  the writings that have now spanned over two years.I have  decided that the videos and pictures that were included have added much to making the writings come to life.  Hearing the great orchestras of the world or the voices that can only be God given is a gift and technology has made this possible.We live in a world with great unrest and turmoil.   We must from time to time rest our souls and see the beauty that is all around us.  My writings may never have recognition as  great writers in history, but they can be meaningful to those who are seeking something to challenge them to a better life and to their own  importance in life.Especially recommended (under the category of Great Composers and the title “Courage and The New World“) is one of my personal favorites.   As I listened to the music video, I found myself caught up in the beauty of this music born from the grief and loss in his life…and his reaching forth to a new life in America.  Antonin Dvorak filled his soul as he penned  The New World  symphony  music.   I will also share with you a part of this writing that challenges each of us that there is much to find …to live…and to make ourselves an instrument of its truth:These words  by Dvorák  say  it best:“The Music of the People is like a rare and lovely flower, growing amidst encroaching weeds.  Thousands pass it…while others trample it under foot.Thus the chances are that it will perish before it is seen….by the discriminating spirit who will prize it above all else.The fact that no one has yet arisen to make the most of it…does not prove that nothing is there. “At this 200 celebration, I would love to hear from you and know who is following the writings, as you are able to do so.    My email is:   howey126@hotmail.com   You can also click on  “Leave a comment” seen at the end of the writing.  I will look forward to hearing from you.  If you are not on our notification list of new writings, leave your email and we will be glad to add it.

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