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

 


Boyer Writes… Power of Blogging

POWER…POWER…POWER to the people worldwide!    Yes, this power is what blogging your thoughts is all about when you decide to be a blog writer.  You will be able to reach people around the world. Since becoming a blogger and following others on their blogs, I have actually made friends with people around the world.  Through the internet and blogging programs like WordPress, we are able to speak our minds, concerns and joys as well as thinks we have learned from research and reading before writing.  Not all will agree with what we have to say.  No problem…for we have the freedom to read or not read.  We can choose to write or not write.   Yes, I’m using that glorious word…FREEDOM! 

Below is a map that I photographed from my WordPress site. (Thank you, WordPress, for keeping such great statistics to share with us….even the names of the countries that view our posts.)  Over a period of my nine years of blogging, the world has practically been covered. Amazing!

BOYER WRITES map of views worldwide 2017_resized

This map shows 55,857 views of Boyer Writes by people around the world. The red is location having most views. The yellow are all other countries that have viewed…some numerous times. Uzbekistan, a few countries in Africa and far north seem to be the only countries who have not viewed Boyer Writes since began blogging in 2009.   Thank you Readers and Viewers!  This is the power of Free Speech worldwide that has the power to transcend obstacles… political or otherwise.   

 

When I first began writing my books, I knew I had more to say and wanted a book that I could hold in my hand.  That was accomplished in the last several years.  I also knew I wanted to sit down and write to friends and the world something on my mind that I did not have time to put in book form. I’m not putting down anyone who loves…loves…LOVES….their Facebook, because it serves a purpose for some.   I, however, moved away from that venue to be able to write more in-depth on any particular subject. What I was having on my plate to eat…as some wrote me about… just didn’t seem interesting enough to me or anyone else for that matter….but history, music, and inspirational messages do find a place worth spending my time and effort.  To each his or her own.

Young Man Using Laptop At Home

Gee, this blogging is simple enough…logical, practical…and I’m given help when need to ask questions. WordPress looks like the way I’m going to start writing. Is it possible I could be a real author?

 

Many senior citizens are on the computers daily, writing to children or grandchildren.  They have a life story that they can share with people around the world.  Their stories and wisdom in living life can prove to be inspirational in so many ways.  How about giving it a try?    The youth of today will find you online and may need all the help they can get. seniors on computers

 

I would encourage anyone thinking of not only reading a blog, but actually starting a blog for themselves, to do so in 2018.  It isn’t hard and you can learn step by step. With practice on what you can do…write…add pictures…add videos etc…you’ll soon be a pro!    ( Here is WordPress Link. Tell them Boyer Writes sent you.)

Euphoric And Surprised Winner Winning Online

WOW…I JUST WROTE MY FIRST BLOG! LOOKOUT WORLD….HERE I COME.

 

Again, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all from Boyer Writes… make it a NEW YEAR of WRITING.

 


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