A Disturbing search Phrase I found : “My deflower by my School Bus Driver”.

Usually I check my blog’s statistics to know the number of visits and views from time to time . It is kind of helpful in determining  whether my content is attracting more people to my blog.

Apart from number of views, likes and visitors I also look out for search Phrases that linked readers to my page. This is useful in helping me to know what content and information people are searching for. So sometimes I go the way of getting more information about such issues and then write an article to meet the need of readers.

This one jumped at me this week and I couldn’t help but say something. I found this very disturbing search Phrase on my stats page: “My deflower by my School Bus Driver!!! And warning bells began to ring in my obdulla Oblongata (head) to let you know how serious this is.

To” deflower ” means to Disvirgin a girl/lady or woman. So now are you getting the picture? Many questions come to mind. Does this mean that the searcher was disvirgined and sexually abused by her school’s bus driver? Definitely we are talking about a minor here… Or do we have school buses for college students? Maybe but this case in point feels like it could have been either a Secondary or high school bus and hopefully not a primary school!

My fear is this: Are school children safe with their school’s bus drivers? Do schools pay attention and carry out the necessary check before engaging the services of their drivers? I mean the lives of people’s children are at stake here!!

What is this search Phrase “deflower by my School Bus driver” telling us?

* That as a parent pay attention to who drives your children to and fro their school. Get familiar with the driver by greeting and chatting with him. This will allow you pick up on the kind of person he might be.

* If you notice something/anything you don’t like or are uncomfortable with report to the school. Don’t be sentimental some persons will not want to report their discomfort about a staff because of fear that the individual may lose his or her job.

Raise an alarm when you notice anything that can harm your kids. These can include over speeding by the driver, rough driving, or dropping off your child at your door step later than the normal expected time.

My heart goes out to whoever typed these search Phrase. Is she looking for answers? Is she looking out for others like her who were deflowered by their school bus drivers? Is it for a research a project? I honestly don’t know but

whoever it is I want you to know that it was not your fault and what that driver did was wrong.

And if you need help to sort out the painful memory please speak to someone you can trust about it.

Let’s all speak up against this kind of behavior.

Sexual abuse of any form not to talk of a minor is unacceptable!

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Adebisi Adetunji (C)

How to improve and grow viewings of your social media posts

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Be willing to step on and admire other people’s carpet as you spread your Carpet for others to step on.

The social media is here to stay and we all use it to make friends, socialize, share happy moments and not too happy ones. And this one I like it is a life saver in terms of reminding us about our friends and loved ones birthday.

Businesses, organizations and individuals  promote their goods and services online. Here is the deal…
You want other people to click and like your post then you have to become interested in what others do.

I am still learning to share, use my skills and promoting what I do on social media platforms. But some thing I have learnt is don’t be a wall on your page or wall. Go ahead and get interested in what others are doing. Read their posts, comment and like it.

As you reach out others will reach out to you. What good is that “goods and services or skill” you are promoting if nobody clicks to take a look at what you have to say.

Don’t have an attitude of I have got a message that everyone needs and expect that People should naturally take a look.

Tips to get your Social Media posts noticed

* Pay attention to your title
* Learn more about the correct use of the language you write in
* Those who at least like your post, follow them, get interested in what they do too.

*Reach out to new people, organizations or businesses by reading their post, commenting and introduce yourself nicely too.
* Look for avenues to promote your post on other platforms not in a rude way. I mean don’t go posting sales of cars on the comment space of a daily devotional page simply because the traffic is high. I see this all the time it simply turns people off.
* Be authentic; be you
* Find and carve your own niche
* Write about what comes to you naturally.
* Be original; be yourself
* Slowly but surely you will grow and expand your sphere of customer base.

Even Celebraties and great brands get out there to promote and reach out to would be clients so go out and socialize

Adebisi Adetunji(C) 

 

Using your Stats as a Spring Board to Blog Growth

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Your stats can be more than something you take a peep at every now and then to catch a glimpse of who has visited or viewed your site. You can go beyond the sinking feeling of not seeing enough numbers of readers, views and visitors…beyond that ecstatic feeling of having reached a big number. Just because your stats jumped does not mean it can not go down again or be more. But then celebrate your achievements and success.

Here is what studying my Stats from a close point of view mirrored for me:

  • My most viewed page with the highest number of views/readership is my Home page/Archives with 1,779 views just this year 2016
  • Next I discovered that my readers/visitors/viewers seem to be interested in information about care of the elderly. This is why my most clicked on/read post is ” Care Service Providers for the elderly in Nigeria”. 917hits.
  • I also found out that posts on Relationships and Marriage drew in a number of readers/viewing.

A few things a closer look at your stats can help you achieve:

  • Helps you to know the number of followers you have on word press and on your various social media platforms
    Mine: WordPress – 134 followers
    Facebook – 502
    Twitter – 68
    Not sure of my LinkedIn account..which means i have to work on this.
  • I also learned that i have neglected some followers as i haven’t acknowledged their kind gesture in following me by thanking them, following back and commenting on their posts too. One good turn deserves another they say.
  • It will help you know the geographical location of those following/reading your blog. Having this knowledge will help you understand your audience and their preference.
  • You’d also be able to determine the best day and hour to post based on what statistics  revealed about your most popular day and hour with the highest views You’d also be able to determine whether you are reaching your target audience or not.
  • You will have knowledge about search engine words/phrases that generated clicks on your site/bog.

Good news for me

  • This exercise revealed that i have achieved more than my set goal of having 500 followers, meaning i have to aim higher now.
  • I compared two years stat 2015 and 2016 and discovered that i had gained more viewings and following by 35% judging by the numbers.

It is good to know that i am moving and getting better and i am not resting on my oars…None off us should because it can be better.

So don’t sweat it…keep writing and posting, keep learning and working on improving yourself and blog. BLOG GROWTH 3

Hope this has been helpful.
And i want to say thank you to every reader, follower and visitor to my page. Love you loads 🙂

And seriously thank you Blogging U Team…This course on Blogging, Branding and Growth rocks!!!

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Adebisi Adetunji (C)