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That’s a Lot of Blogging

I’ve been officially blogging now for 10 years. During that time, I have made over 500 posts in this blog. Although I enjoy blogging, finding the ideal time to write has not been easy. Initially, I wrote in the evening, after my workday was done. This kept blogging from encroaching on vocation, but was also […]

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Peter DeHaan’s Blogs

This blog, “The Musings of Peter DeHaan,” is my original blog. I started it on January 1, 2008. Although, I’ve been consistently blogging since then, I’ve not posted too much on this blog lately, but have been blogging on my other blogs. You can read my posts on: My main blog, Spiritually Speaking, where I […]

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Writing and Publishing

By the Numbers

Being a numbers guy, I want to share some stats about this blog: 3 years, 1 month: the amount time I’ve been blogging 457: the number of posts 123,300: the number of words written (enough for a decent sized book) 1,272: average number of posts viewed per week (the most was 2,954) 14,718: the number […]

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Going Forward

Regular readers of this blog (thank you, one and all) have noticed a decided decrease in posting frequency over the past six months. While Musings will remain alive and active, infrequency will become the new norm. When I started Musings over three years ago, it was to provide a creative outlet, connect with others via […]

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A New Blog: From the Publisher’s Desk

This blog, the “Musings of Peter DeHaan,” is about nothing, but covers everything. It is essentially a sharing of my stream of conscience. While this blog will continue unabated, I have started another blog, one with a stated purpose and goal. It is a business blog, called “From the Publishers Desk,” and shares my tips […]

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Musings

I’ve Been a Tad Busy Lately

This is my first post in December. You may be wondering what has happened to me — well, at least some people have. The short answer is that I have been really busy. It all started Thanksgiving weekend. Feeling that I needed an extended break from work, I determined to take a 4-day weekend. When […]

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Blog Readership Improves, So Do Investments

This is not going to be a regular occurrence — I promise — but I was again shocked when I checked my blog readership for the past week.  (You may recall that the prior weeks’ numbers hit record highs and I pondered aloud if increased blog readership had causality with renewed optimism for our economic […]

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Musings

Does a Surge in Blog Readership Signal Better Times Ahead?

In addition to this blog, there are six others (newsfeeds and whatnot) that I update, four on a somewhat regular basis. Each Monday I peak at the readership stats of the prior week.  (It would more practical to monitor this monthly, but the stats program is readily conducive to weekly tracking). I do this for […]

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Writing and more

Is Blog Readership a Microcosm of Overall Activity?

I enjoy math and like working with numbers.  It is therefore not surprising that I track weekly blog readership. The week prior to the US Presidential election, I noticed that the reading of my blog dropped 25%.  At first I assumed this was because too many of my musings were about the election; perhaps people […]