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Posts Tagged ‘soaking oats’

People Want To Know About Soaking Oats

Posted by terrepruitt on January 16, 2019

No matter what I post my most read posts are always the ones in the oat series. Sometimes the blood pressure one, Blood Pressure Monitors – It’s All In the Wrist, beats them out, but usually my WordPress stats say that You Should Soak Your Oats or No Need To Soak Your Oats have the most views. This is so puzzling to me that I actually did a search to see if “soaking oats” was something slang, a sexual term, or a sexual act or maneuver. I don’t understand how it is – pretty much consistently – the most read post. It is amazing to me. I guess people really want to know if they should soak their oats or not. I don’t actually need to know the answer to the oat soaking question because I don’t eat oats. I know a lot of people eat oatmeal for breakfast because it is supposed to be healthy. But I just don’t like it.

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And it is even more amazing because now, as I look at the post, I decided to see if the links still work, and while they do — they go somewhere — not all of them even link up to the information that I had found. Some link up to the pages, but the pages have been changed. So the same information isn’t even still there. I am wondering if people even click the links (which now have been changed or deleted – as of this pose – because they are no longer even connecting to the information disclosed).

It seems that a few of the pagse have turned from online information to links to pages where you can buy the books that have the information. Hmm. Yeah, the changes in the internet. So now, I have updated it, I wonder if it will get less views. Now I have to go through the other ones to see what links are no longer linking to the information. I don’t have time right now . . . but I will get to it eventually.

Funny, I started this post with an entirely different intent and now I am having to re-do some posts.

Let me ask a question that somewhat rounds us back to the start: What is your most read post?

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New For 2016

Posted by terrepruitt on January 4, 2016

WHOA!  2016!  Welcome, huh?  I think I remember posting last year about how the year felt different.  Didn’t feel so NEW.  Perhaps that is just a symptom of age?  Nothing new here, move along.  No, no, not you, don’t move along!  I am going to do something new on my blog.  I would love to be doing something exciting, but these next two months are going to be super busy for me.  So, I am going to make a shift that MIGHT help with that.  You may have noticed that the last half of 2015, I didn’t post on Thursdays every month.  Then a couple of months I skipped posting on Saturday.  A few of the times I didn’t post throughout the year it was because I forgot, but the majority, I had decided not to post.  Sometimes it doesn’t come as easy as other times so, I just gave in.  Well, I am going to try a new schedule to see if that helps with being able to post on my self imposed schedule.  I am going to try posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  I would like to post Mondays and Thursdays, but Thursdays are the days that give me the most trouble.  If I had a post prepared it would be fine, but I am not always that on top of things.  I find myself trying to both get dinner ready before yoga class and write a blog post.  Then I am off to teach class and when I come back I have to finish cooking dinner and write the post, leaving my hubby sitting all by himself for the evening.  If you saw the size of his pouty lip you would agree that I need to do something different.

So, here starts a new page for my blog.  I have been blogging since 2009, so for seven years my schedule has been Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  Now onto:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  I am sure it will take me a few to get used to it, but we will see.  Depending on things it could end up being just two days . . . we will see!

I thought I would share some of the fun facts that WordPress shares with me (I am sure I am the only one that is so special) about the past year.  Fun stuff!

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—There were 4 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2 MB

—The busiest day of the year was November 29th

—Total archive of this blog is 1,176 posts

—My top five popular posts are from 2012, the first one is

Blood Pressure Monitors – It’s All In the Wrist, then is goes

Gout and Oats – There Could Be A Connection

No Need To Soak Your Oats

Do You Know What RoundUp Ready Means?

You Should Soak Your Oats

—The top referring sites in 2015 were:  helpyouwell.com and facebook.com

—Views came from 135 countries.  Sounds impressive until you think about how many countries there actually are.  🙂

Thank you for even being here so that I have any type of “statistics”!  That really needs to be said and acknowledged!

Now, here is to a new year.  Happy 2016.  Let’s rock this thing, both the year and my blog.  Help me rock it by reading and commenting.  Yeah, it is much more fun when you talk to us (me and any other persons reading).

Fun stuff!  Thanks, again!

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