Monday, 18 April 2011

Mathematically challenged

So have we all recovered from Mel's Mega Blog Hop yesterday?  Wasn't it fun?!  I really enjoyed going through all the blogs and managed to totally ignore my husband's 'You can't still be reading through blogs' comments.
When I signed up to join in it was still an alphabet blog hop and I'd been mentally singing the 'ABC' song in my head {a la Sesame Street} thinking of cute stories for whatever letter she threw at me.  So you can imagine my shock and surprise at being given a NUMBER.  Now anyone that knows me will be aware that I hate maths - and it's not one-sided, maths hates me too so that's fine.  I avoid figure work at all costs so being told I had to do a whole post around a number was enough to send me off to a dark room with a glass of wine and a bag of maltesers to have a lay down to get over the shock.  But, hey ho, ever one to rise to a challenge - I managed to come up with something.  Having done that I was really looking forward to the prospect of a new class from Shimelle starting this morning.
So you can imagine how thrilled I was to see that we were going to be signing up to http://analytics.google.com to work out {gulp} statistics for our blog.  Statistics? Oh my goodness, pass me another malteser.  Anyhow, nothing ventured, nothing gained, I'm all signed up and woohoo, I didn't even come out in a cold sweat.  Now we have to 'leave it alone'.  Leave it alone?  What?  Not even have a little peek?  Not one little check just to make sure it's working?  Hmmmm.  Have I ever mentioned how impatient I am?
OK, let's read the next paragraph.  Surveys?  Polls?  That sounds a bit mathematical to me.  But I've signed up for it and I'm sure I won't be scarred for life.  But take pity on me, dear fellow bloggers, could someone, somewhere please take part in my survey so I haven't gone through this stress and strain for nothing?!
Only joking folks.  Now I tried hard to think of what I could possibly do a survey on and whilst this is in theory a scrapbooking blog, I did once take part in a blog hop that was recipe inspired and that was great fun too.  And I know that I love it when other people post recipes on their blogs as I am constantly on the look out for new meals to try.  So my question is:

22 comments:

Alison said...

You have obviously taken some 'brave' pills today...I have managed 'analytics' though,like you, have been a good girl and left well alone! Thanks for stopping by my Blog yesterday! Have answered your poll
Alison xx

humel said...

lol! I'm happy to act as maths tutor whenever required, Deb xx And you coped admirably with the number 8 - I didn't quite have in mind 'Deb 8 many Maltesers', but hey, it works! ;-)

Oh, and I've voted, but to be honest I'd be interested in any kind of recipe you'd like to share, not just the option I voted for! :-)

scrappyjacky said...

I'd be interested in assorted recipes as well,Deb.

Jane said...

I was a bit scared at doing all that toand proud of myself!!
Would love to see a recipe x

Cheri said...

My only problem with the recipes is the measurements. Converting things to the way we measure here in the U.S. has been iffy for me. But if it looks yummy enough, I'm game to try!

Sian said...

I'm completely with you on the maths. And on the struggling not to look at my Google Analytics. Actually, do you know what? I might cheat..

Heather said...

I looked at Google Analytics & was sorely disappointed!!! It takes a few days to collect all the data so just be a little more patient everyone!
Im not a fan of cooking so I avoid recipes like the plague but I have taken part in your survey :)

Beverly said...

We are math sisters...I don't like it and it doesn't like me! When Mel talks about her love of math I just don't get it lol I've had the Google Analytics for a long time and it is a breeze. It provides you with data, it does the work you see the results :) I checked sides and salads but would have checked any if it was an option. You're welcome to join my Lighten Up recipe hop any month. Sign up by 10th, recipe to me by 20th, hop is live on the 30th ;)..think I may have you on my reminder list!

Gem's Crafts said...

I ticked a few options in the survey, I just like finding new recipes :) loved your take on the number 8, I'm catching up a day late!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I decided to skip Shimelle's class, but I'll be interested to see what people do with it.
Rinda

Lynn said...

Yes I too have be a good girl and put analytics on - as for leaving alone for a few days!! I'm enjoying hopping around today and answering lots of surveys.

Irene said...

Do you know I must have clicked the button for google analytics before! Like you, I am not mathematically minded and so have just ignored it. At last maybe someone will explain all the facts & figures!!!!! Voted in the poll.

anneberit said...

Love your witty writing :D

WendyB said...

Ooh, I only ticked one but would happily look at ANY recipes. Need to go back over your posts and read some as I have fallen behind. Just quickly read the one about the dummy in the managers office though - made me chuckle it did.

Mary B said...

Recovered and had great fun doing it and seeing what everyone else had done.
as for your survey. I would love to see recipes and I wanted to vote all of them. but it only allowed one.

Maya said...

I voted for fish since I am trying to eat more fish :) I probably will be the only one :)

nikki said...

i'm looking for lots of new recipes as part of the day zero challenge, and as i've also banned myself from buying any books, my inspo has to be from other blogs/recipe sites :)

alexa said...

I just love your phrase "Pass me another Malteser". I am going to adopt these and use it forever - thank-you!

Melissa said...

Oh how funny about the numbers and then today being analytics and surveys! LOL I enjoyed the blog hop, too. "See" you in class tomorrow.

Amy said...

I am still away and have as yet not read the first prompt ... should I be scared? ;-)

I answered yes to your survey and requested sweets ... you do them so well and really, I don't think you should be encouraged, but I will! ;-)

Ohhh, I just saw that Sian is willing to cheat the maths related stuff - I'll be in that!

Gail said...

LOL - loved your reaction to getting a number to do. I've got my analytics up but don't know if I can just leave it alone for a few days. Still puzzling over my poll. I answered you poll but I like all kinds of recipes so whataever kind you share is great with me.

Ginger said...

Hate math, just managed to pass that one in High School and thank God I didn't need it to become a nurse ;) As for the recipes, well I picked desserts, but I like food period... so whatever you post I'm likely to find appealing!