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2016 Annual Report


Sadly, the presentation form of Annual Report is unavailable this year. Usually, this is kindly provided by Word Press – with the fireworks, and stats all done for you.

In the absence of this, this year, I have produced my own (if you’re interested)… using last years Word Press provided report for the different sections.

YOUR SITE IN 2016

Crunchy Numbers

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 9,723 times in 2016. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take over 8 trips to carry that many people.

The busiest day of the year was May 2nd with 244 views. The most popular post that day was Curious About Cross-Breeds!.

Posting Patterns

In 2016, there were 11 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 97 posts.

Jan – 2 posts
Feb – 1 post
Mar – 1 post
Apr – 0 posts (personal reasons)
May – 0 posts (personal reasons)
Jun – 2 posts
Jul – 1 post
Aug – 1 post
Sep – 1 post
Oct – 0 Posts
Nov – 0 Posts
Dec – 2 posts
BEST DAY: Friday, with 5 posts total.

Attractions in 2016

Most Popular – Top 5 Posts of 2016

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2016. Your writing has staying power!

Where did they come from?

Top 3 Countries: USA, UK, Canada.

 

Thanks for staying with me through 2016, despite my lack of posts - it is my aim that 2017 will be better, and filled with more posts for you to enjoy!

Refreshed


Not too sure how much of a following I get on here, however I am well aware that I have been absent for too long a time – the absence I must attribute to personal circumstances.

So, after this lull in blog posts, I share this to let any follower(s) of Ali’s Animal Answers know that I am back; refreshed and will publish more animal-related posts shortly.

Look out for the next installment of A-Z of Cat Breeds in the coming days…

Oh, and, thanks for following!

Troy, Staffi

Trust Issues


With the warmer weather (supposedly) on its way, now that spring has arrived & Easter is on its way, it got me thinking rabbits! So I am going to do a bunny blog post (which will be posted in the next couple of days) covering the basics.

So, before I write a post, I always have a mooch on the internet to see what information is around currently, on each topic I post about. There is, unfortunately a lot of wrong and/ or poor information on the internet – so if you’re not clued up, how do you know which advice to go by?

Firstly, if any information is spelled or typed wrong and/ or poorly, I would personally disregard it immediately. If you cannot type (especially if you are blogging) and/ or spell – why should I trust you?! With spell-check options, there really is no excuse…

Generally speaking – for pets; the RSPCA, the Dogs Trust, WWF, and other registered charities, and veterinary websites are usually quite good with providing correct advice and information. Behaviourally speaking, not all vets are the best in this department, so use some discernment – you know your pet best!

Pet Shop websites can provide good information, but if the person(s) providing the information do not have the correct knowledge (even if they pretend they do)  then you may be misinformed! Even face-to-face information in a pet shop is not always correct or best unfortunately – for example; I went into a pet shop and was looking at an older, male rabbit, but I wanted to see how clued up the staff were, so I asked if I could have a hold of this rabbit and what gender/ age “it” was. After being palmed off from the first person to a second, then this second person to a third (a supervisor), to then be told I had to speak to yet another member of staff (as none of the previous could or would answer my questions… )This final member of staff told me they did not know if it was male or female or how to check,  thought it was very young (despite obvious signs of him being an older adult rabbit) – this member of staff then asked if I could pick the rabbit up myself as they did not know how to hold a rabbit! -_-
So, as I said, use discernment and your own knowledge the best you can!

Blogs are quite good, from breeders or professionals, generally speaking – but double-check any information provided if you are unsure about the person blogging! Often blogs and internet posting sites (such as Wiki!) are very misinformed and provide good information mixed in with very wrong/ poor information  making it difficult to know which information to trust. If a lot of sites say the same thing, usually you can determine that it is likely to be correct information, but still, try to make sure you know you can trust the information provided, and the person/ blog/ website providing the information.

For instance, on my “about” page you can see some titbits of information about me, including my BTEC National Diploma, and my BSc Hons. Degree studying animals – so it’s likely that I know what I am talking about on here. If I start posting about how to be the worlds best cricket player or blinds manufacturer, however, I wouldn’t bank on that information being the best from me! 😛

Connecting


If you’re not one for websites per-se but are always mooching around on one social media site or another, why not keep up to date with the posts and updates from Ali’s Answers this way? Connect with Ali’s Answers via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and even LinkedIn!

All posts on these social media sites link back to the website for full viewing, but this way you can post questions, comments, photo’s and keep updated all via your social media site – convenient!

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