Rory’s Dawdler — 03/12/23

Rory, the king of questions, also known as the Autistic Composter, has come up with a new series of questions that he calls “The Dawdler.” He poses three questions twice a week, questions he says are “inspired by life, humor, conversations and observations, town life, blog posts, writers, gardening, news stories, television, entertainment, and human curiosity, and so on.”

Here are Rory’s three Dawdler questions today.

What’s a typical or average day look like for you from when you awaken to the day to when you retire for the night?

Since I fell off a ladder and broke my left hip and my right arm at the shoulder, my typical day has been very atypical compared with what it was prior to that fateful day. Now I spend a good portion of every day doing physical therapy exercises for both my hip and my shoulder. And that will change again starting tomorrow when I’ll be spending an hour three days a week at outpatient physical therapy in addition to doing my home exercises. That will last through June.

Other than that, I watch a few hours of TV, spend 3-4 hours on WordPress, eat, read the newspaper, and do whatever else crops up in the activities of daily living of a retiree. Pretty mundane, actually.

What has been your most well-received blog post to date, and what made it unique to your blog for it to become so popular?

Hmm. Well received? Would that be most viewed? Most liked? Most commented upon? I can answer two of those three — views and comments — based upon looking at my stats page.

  • Most viewed was a post call posted on 8/2/2019. It had 735 views, 77 likes, and 93 comments. It was about a site that was screenscraping WordPress bloggers’ posts without permission and publishing them on its own site. I think this post was popular because it affected a lot of us.
  • Most commented on post was one of my FOWC with Fandango posts with the word Dogma posted on July 30, 2020 It received 179 comments, 134 views, and 26 likes.
  • As to likes, I can’t seem to sort my stats by number of likes. At least not on my iPhone. Maybe later today I’ll go to my laptop and see if I can download my stats to an Excel spreadsheet and sort by likes. If so, I’ll come back and update this post.

Do you trust the internet?

If I know the source to be reliable, yes. But when it comes to social media sites, no, not at all.

11 thoughts on “Rory’s Dawdler — 03/12/23

  1. Sadje March 12, 2023 / 10:23 am

    Wow! That was a very highly viewed post. I remember we all were so upset and Teresa left WP.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol anne March 12, 2023 / 11:04 am

    God yeah! I remember tigpress! Your fowc with Fandango post with the word dogma, certainly got a lot of comments!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. pensitivity101 March 12, 2023 / 2:53 pm

    Great stats there Fandango. I checked my stats page and couldn’t find individual ‘best’ stats, only best day. Maybe I was in the wrong screen (I only use a laptop).


    • Fandango March 12, 2023 / 3:56 pm

      For the top views, I reviewed each year one at a time and selected the post with the most views each year and picked the one with most overall. I eliminated home page/archives. For comments, on the all posts page, on the header bar there’s a carat next to comments that allows you to sort all of you published posts by number of comments. But there’s no similar sorting functionality for likes.


  4. donmatthewspoetry March 12, 2023 / 5:15 pm

    I missed your challenge DOGMA
    DOGMA did miss me
    Had it not you woulda got
    One-eighty comments, see?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. The Autistic Composter March 13, 2023 / 1:16 am

    Interesting answers Fandango, l am sorry to read that you will be on even more of a strain to rememedy and repair the hip and the shoulder, but it is worth it in the long run. Take advantage of everything and push yourself harder to repair the breaks. Maybe and hopefully things are better in the US than they are in the UK.

    When l seriously damaged my shoulder in 2018, instead of receiving good therapy l received bad therapy and poor quality medical assistance, five years later that shoulder break is becoming more problematic. I know had the NHS dealt with the problem properly, my shoulder would have been better, but all they did was award six sessions of 45 minutes.

    Name of the game here sadly these days.

    Like you l verify everything on the internet if it is from a source l don’t trust and sadly nowadays even some of the ones l do trust.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. tubasarwat March 16, 2023 / 11:30 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your accident and injuries, but it’s great to see that you’re putting in the effort and dedication to get back to a healthy state. Physical therapy can be a tough and challenging journey, but it’s crucial for your recovery and future well-being. It’s inspiring to see your commitment to doing your home exercises and now adding in outpatient physical therapy. Your determination and hard work will pay off in the end and help you regain your mobility and independence. Keep up the great work, and stay positive!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango March 16, 2023 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks. I’m discovering the truth behind the expression “no pain, no gain.”


      • tubasarwat March 16, 2023 / 9:20 pm

        The expression “no pain, no gain” can be a useful motivational tool indeed.

        Liked by 1 person

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