They even sell St George’s Day cards in the shops now! It isn’t generally celebrated as much as we join in St. Patrick’s Day. With countries so closely connected I think a lot of us have British Heritage rather than 100% English (We have to leave that to cheese and such things)!
Still there are always local places where you can celebrate this special day and raise a toast to the Patron Saint of England.
I guess one of the problems is it isn’t a public holiday – people are at work.
Just as we share St. George as a Patron Saint with other countries, he has to share his special day with some other BIG figures of history.
It is also William Shakespeare’s birthday and World Book Night!
H A P P Y S T . G E O R G E ‘ S D A Y !
Most bloggers are obsessed by stats when they first start blogging, I know I looked at mine daily in the early days. About six months in I found another well established blog (6 years) that had a post about statistics – which I was obviously interested in reading and I took heart when she showed us the first 6 month stats – they were lower than mine! She regularly has 400+ views/likes on posts and her statistics are very healthy with over 1000 followers to boot.
Well today I logged in to leave a post and saw an icon I hadn’t seen for about six months… that little message WP leave you to tell you your stats are BOOMING!
A spike in your stats
My highest ever to this point in a day has been 165 views and that was a reading close to the end of the day. How by 11am could I have managed over 170? I couldn’t wait to find out!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
I had thought about my stats this week, for the first time in a long while. They have dipped and I worried that just writing reviews about events I attend isn’t enough for you readers, I wish I had time to write lots more articles about writing (as they seem the most popular) and I dream of time to get out to other blogs and have a read and join in some of the challenges I have previously loved.
So what caused this spike? At the weekend I finally created a Facebook page for me the poet and it is mostly links back to this blog to the reviews of performances, I guessed it was that. 71 people have joined the page.
Feel free My Facebook Page
So who do I have to thank for this spike? What day is it here in England? YES! St. George has pulled the punters in from last year’s post – so now I feel I must make a new post for 2014!
Thank you, Dragon slaying George for boosting my stats with your armour and glistening shield! I wish it was something I wrote, or re-blogged or did – but it is nice to know the Patron Saint of my land is sought after today!
HAPPY ST.GEORGE’S DAY!