Blogging + Maths = Huh?

22 May



‘Lemming’ (Photo credit: Peter G Trimming)

I started my spring clean yesterday.  I decided I wanted before and after pictures for my blog, so I went downstairs for my camera.  Ten minutes later, having checked for comments and stats, chatted to the Hub and taken a bottle of water from the fridge, I had to come downstairs again for the camera I’d forgotten to collect.

My instinct is always to gravitate to my blog.  If I pass the computer (in the lounge) on the way to start dinner or walk the dogs or do some ironing, I first have to check in with my blog. 

The Hub says that if I am ever lost, all he has to do is turn on the computer.  Like ET, pigeons and lemmings, I always find my way.  I am a homing blogger.

I’m a pretty stupid blogger at times.  This is from last Friday’s 101 post:

Blog 1111 times (1017/1111)

No surprise to learn that I over-achieved on that one.

Can you see what is wrong with my thinking?

To put it in context, this was a task that I had ‘completed’.  I aimed to blog 1,111 times and I overshot by, let me see, take away 1,017 from 1,111 and that means…I’m 94 posts short of my target.

And none of you noticed!

Or – horrific thought! – you didn’t actually read the post.

Now I know why lemmings head for cliff tops: they are all ignored bloggers.



33 Responses to “Blogging + Maths = Huh?”

  1. vivinfrance May 22, 2012 at 10:13 #

    I did read it, but my maths wasn’t up to the job.  BTW the picture looks more like a hedgehog – this is a lemming:!


    • Tilly Bud May 25, 2012 at 10:26 #

      So my animal husbandry is as good as my maths…


  2. sanstorm May 22, 2012 at 10:15 #

    Numeracy? Pah!


  3. jmgoyder May 22, 2012 at 12:02 #

    I don’t just like this – I LOVE it!


  4. terry1954 May 22, 2012 at 13:19 #

    we love your blogs!!!


  5. viveka May 22, 2012 at 13:21 #

    Read it … but it’s like with my Swenglish -we read .. but we don’t want to say anything – because it’s not that important after all. I called it pork lion instead of pork loin – nobody said anything!


    • Tilly Bud May 25, 2012 at 10:28 #

      Polite readers? I can live with that.


      • viveka May 25, 2012 at 10:33 #

        Me, I would like if somebody pointed out my mistakes in my writing – because that way I will learn to do it right – they would do me a big favor. Still have loads of mistakes in my writing and mostly because we don’t have the same following of words in Sweden and in the English language. In Sweden we can’t start a new sentence with “And” – not allowed to use “and” more than once in a sentence – and that I transfer to my writing and my thinking goes nutty.


        • Tilly Bud May 25, 2012 at 10:34 #

          I think you are amazing to write in English – I can’t write in another language.


  6. laurieanichols May 22, 2012 at 14:34 #

    I trusted you Tilly so I didn’t check the facts, you did what I do constantly, go upstairs or downstairs to get something I need and forget what it is, so that I have to go up or down all over again. Did you get to spring clean?


  7. justbetweencousins May 22, 2012 at 16:00 #

    I have to admit that I enjoyed reading the posts and did not count…not that I count that high and keep track of it. I have other things to count…loads of laundry,servings for dinner, dollars in the bank(not hard to count what isn’t there).
    Peach State


  8. Pseu May 22, 2012 at 16:09 #

    You achieved 91.539153915392% of your target though. So who’s going to quibble about


    • Pseu May 22, 2012 at 16:12 #

      an 8.6084609 % deficit?


  9. lanceleuven May 22, 2012 at 18:26 #

    I did actually notice that. But unable to accept the idea that you’d made a mistake I simply assumed that I must not know the order numbers go in as well as I thought I did. 🙂


  10. SchmidleysScribbling May 22, 2012 at 21:29 #

    Oh I noticed Ms Tilly. I am a math/stats person and gravitate to numbers, but did not let you know because I am also wracked with self doubt at times. I also noticed your so-called lemming is a hedgehog. Now that I can’t let pass. Dianne


  11. robincoyle May 22, 2012 at 22:38 #

    I would never ignore you my dear.


  12. grannymar May 22, 2012 at 23:27 #

    counting is like work and I read for fun, so no sweat here.


  13. eof737 May 23, 2012 at 02:32 #

    Okay… I’m still scratching my head. 🙂


  14. misswhiplash May 23, 2012 at 06:03 #

    who would DARE to ignore you TillyB… have a great day! love P


  15. sarsm May 23, 2012 at 16:47 #

    I did read it but I got all tangled up in your dust bunnies and your drumming!!


  16. benzeknees May 24, 2012 at 05:11 #

    I read this post Tilly, but I thought you were just bad at math & I didn’t want to embarrass you by pointing it out. I guess I was being nice (take away my Maltesers for the day).


    • Tilly Bud May 25, 2012 at 11:02 #

      I am bad at math and you are nice, so I will have to eat the Maltesers, I’m afraid.


  17. Perfecting Motherhood May 24, 2012 at 05:31 #

    I didn’t read that post so I can’t say anything about noticing the first time, but I noticed it as soon as I read it here and I couldn’t make sense of your over-achieving comment. The good thing is, you only have, wait, how many posts to do you have to go? 😉


  18. bluebee May 24, 2012 at 11:09 #

    Maths=anxiety forme. Are you sure that’s a lemming? One who’s been gelling his hair perhaps…


  19. liz2you May 26, 2012 at 06:17 #

    Lets hope the next 94 are as good as the last one.
    Some days like today, I love to read maths I don’t understand, or don’t have to memorize for an exam.
    Some days you just wanna be silly, hey!


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