What was I thinking? Deleting all my social media accounts? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

What was the point in having 5,000 twitter followers who weren’t relevant to my new area of work?

Anyway, back in 2016 I decided to delete everything and start again. At the time I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the Zestizm idea. It is still a work in progress, but it’s better than it was.

So once a month. Thanks to an idea I read a Midlife With A Twist. I will update you, my dear readers, on how everything is going with building my midlife connections around the world wide web.

As this is the first month the figures will show how I am looking right now as at 27 February 2018.

At the end of March I will be able to provide a plus or minus figure to them to show progress.

Zestiam Blog Stats for February 2018

Current Followers: 11 (I had 250 but then I managed to delete my site last week and they are not showing up in my stats!)

Current number of views: 1,671

Number of visitors: 1,267

Posts published: 7

Top three country wide views:
1. USA 612
2. UK 557
3. Canada 182

Social Media Stats for Zestizm

Twitter and Instagram are definitely two of my favourite social media channels because they require very little in terms of effort and provide instant results at times.

I do love being on YouTube but video making and editing is hard work. Plus they seemed to have become a little mean with how many people see a video.

My guess is that soon, like Facebook, in order for people to watch a video we will have to pay to promote it.

Twitter – 236 followers

Instagram – 84 followers

Facebook page – 59 likes and 60 followers

YouTube – 225 subscribers

Competing with myself

zestizm blog stats feb 2018Keeping an eye on my stats is a great way to challenge myself to improve each month. I know if I stopped blogging for a few months my stats would significantly drop.

I am hoping these stats will keep me focused on building something and developing relationships with other bloggers.

I accidentally deleted my website

Would you believe it. WordPress “expert” that I am I always told clients you could never delete a whole site easily. Well, how wrong I was. I changed the settings on a plugin and my whole site disappeared.

Of course plugins do that sometimes so I thought no worries, I will just log into my control panel and remove that plugin. Happens all the time.

When I got into my control panel I noticed there were no folders, no files, no images, no nothing. Everything had gone.

Then my hosting company told me they did not have a backup of the site (twice) but eventually they found it and put it back.

I backed up my website today and will keep my own backups. Will also download my blog posts (using TOOLS – EXPORT) so I have that file too.

Just in cases 🙂

Since this happened my WordPress followers went down to zero and started again. It was showing as 250 before that but people who were receiving my blog posts have told me they still are, which is great. Will see if that adjusts during the month.


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