Anna’s Blog Tipping: Timing

It’s Thursday again – Blogger Tip Time!

Know Your Readers (part 2)

So a few weeks ago we talked about using your statistics to track referrals, learning who was reading your site and who was linking to it from other webpages. This time, I’d like to look at another feature of using a statistics tracker – knowing when your readers are on your site.

This information is likely to be *similar* across the blogosphere, since many of the people that read one WoW Blog will read several, but I’ve found through looking at the statistics for Too Many Annas that my visitors come in something of a weekly cycle.

Usually I get the most hits on Tuesdays (hooray server downtime), with a slow taper for the rest of the week. Sometimes I’ll have a small spike on Thursday as well. Weekends usually have half the hits that weekdays have.

What does that tell me? Well, most people are visiting Too Many Annas on weekdays (very likely from work, since most of my hits are before 5pm pacific time). A lot of visitors will show up on Tuesday during server maintenance.

My response to that is to try to tailor my weekly posts to my readers. If I know that LOTS of people will show up every Tuesday, I try to make sure they have a good post to read! If I know that there are very few people that make it to my blog on weekends, a crazy busy weekend day doesn’t stress me out so much if I have to miss a post, or delay one for a day or two.

Admittedly, this can require a fair amount of planning ahead – more than just writing a post and hitting publish. Sometimes if I write a really fantastic, awesome post on a Saturday at 2am, I’ll save it for Tuesday, knowing that more people will read it then, and that my “Downtime Readers” will get a really awesome thing to read on their boring Tuesday morning. It’s certainly not all consuming, but it’s a nice little tidbit of information to keep in mind when planning posts that you know will have good content.

Know your readers – and know when they’re visiting!

Every Thursday, one of the Annas from Too Many Annas stops by with a mid-week blogger tip. If you have questions or suggestions for future tips, email Anna ( tips at twistednether dot net ) with a message titled “Blog Tipping”.

Shared Topic: Why do we WoW?

This week’s Shared Topic was suggested by BinaryMuse who found inspiration in Part Time Druid’s post, where he asked,

Why do we WoW?

Whether it’s a sense of accomplishment, the relationships we build, the challenges the game presents, what is it about WoW that keeps you logging back in? Tell us about it!

Previous contributions:

Downtime Round-Up 7/15/08

roundup Is it that time again! That’s right boys and girls, it is roundup time! Watch out later this week for some exciting news regarding the upcoming TNB episode and here are a few posts you may have missed!


Hay to Munch on:

  • An overview of what each professions brings to the raiding table. Written for Random Ravingsby BBR.
  • Dwarf Priest has updated her Healer Gear.
  • Spicytuna tells you how to create a Evocation Macro.


Time to Mend the Fences:

  • If you are a wordpress self-hosted user, WP 2.6 has just been released.  Yes, it is time to upgrade again!  If you need help, feel free to comment in the BA WP forum.

Episode 8- Bird in the Nether

admin_kestrel_848854-4 This episode we have some great topics, a tip and a Kestrel in a Pear Tree!

— Continue reading Episode 8- Bird in the Nether —

Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Plus Heal!


Well, this isn’t really a welcome for a blog! And I’m not exactly Auzara. (well, not even close…) But this is a welcome for a new Healer Community. Matt from World of Matticus has dreamed a dream that would not be denied and that dream has become Plus Heal.

Plus Heal is intended as a gathering spot for healers. It consists of message boards categorized by class, instance type and even a section for mods, macros and theorycrafting (or Healycrafting as they call it).

Matt collected around him the cream of the healing-blogging community to help administer and moderate the forums. These peeps include:


There might be more, but I can’t think of all of them right now.. Just go look and see for yourself.  I have a feeling we will be seeing lots of great stuff coming out of this! Welcome to the Internether!

Every Friday, the Twisted Nether Team provides Auzara of Chick GM with an opportunity to highlight a new blogger and welcome them to our blog-o-sphere. If you have a wonderful new blog she may have missed, please drop her a line at ChickGM at gmail dot com with a title of Welcome Wagon. She can’t promise to highlight them all but She’ll certainly try. This week the NWW was taken over by Fimlys of Asleep at the WoW.