Your 2015 year in blogging

https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/

20151229-1246. Woo, who! I should have stayed with one blog instead of multiple, unused blogs, so the stats could be reflective of my time and efforts. It’s good to see the source of these trolls, my readers. Haha!

I wonder, in my old nagging thoughts earlier this year, if the Happiness Engineers can program the stats to reflect the data for imported blog posts, pages, comments, whatever from my other unused, dead WordPress.com blogs.

I was hoping to see the breakdowns based on imported blog names, regardless of re-naming, such as from ‘flynnsblogs’ (deleted) to ‘thebloggingpath’ (current).

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Categories: flynnspaws, status

25 replies

  1. Yep, every year I have been recommending using one blog Flynn, and I that you would make your Annual Reports public instead of private.

    -John Jr

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    • Yup, you’re correct! Darn!

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      • Well, it is not too late to go ahead and start combining your blogs into one now, and make all your Annual Reports public now. 😉

        -John Jr

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      • Every year you link your Annual Reports but you do not make them public, on default they are private, and so you have to make them public by clicking Make Public in the top right hand corner of your Annual Report.

        You have to do this manually on each Annual Report, each year.

        All of these years I have mentioned this but it was never done, so I just assumed that you wanted to keep them private for some unknown reason; thank you for responding this time, now I know that you just did not realize that you had to manually make them public, and so now you can fix this.

        -John Jr

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      • Good Flynn, I am glad that you know now and that you are going to fix this, thank you. 🙂

        -John Jr

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        • Actually, I don’t know how I can fix this through my smartphone, which is my preferred choice, without going to my laptop. I don’t see the features through the mobile app. I can’t seem to access the “full site” either. Huh.

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      • I assumed that something like this would possibly happen, I do not use the WordPress.com App and I do not use the WordPress.com website on a mobile phone or any other type of mobile device, but I would suggest trying to use your internet browser on your mobile phone and log into the WordPress.com website instead of the app and click on the link to your Annual Report; and try it that way, if that fails, then just use your laptop or desktop.

        I would also strongly recommend letting the WordPress.com Staff know about this problem so that they can fix this for people who use the WordPress.com Mobile App and WordPress.com on mobile devices, and then hopefully people will not have to deal with this problem anymore if they fix this.

        -John Jr

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  2. Because you did not say if you would contact WordPress.com about this or not and since I did not think that you would contact them, I contacted WordPress.com about this through their Contact Page, and they said that it is a bug and that they are working on fixing it now; and so hopefully it will be fixed soon Flynn.

    -John Jr

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  3. This bug seems to be fixed now Flynn, I tested this with my mobile phone, so you should be able to make all of your Annual Reports public now on mobile devices too.

    -John Jr

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    • Eh, unfortunately, I guess this feature didn’t work my smartphone because I don’t really know how to navigate the sites to get those report. Without the email notification, I wouldn’t know it existed.

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      • They should have had them show up somewhere where we can manage them, that would be better than what they are doing now, but for now you can always access them using your links; and so here are all of your links Flynn:

        https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/

        https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2014/annual-report/

        https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2013/annual-report/

        https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2012/annual-report/

        https://thebloggingpath.wordpress.com/2011/annual-report/

        All I did was copy and paste the link that you had in this post, and I changed the year in each link to a different year to create the link for that year; it is that easy fortunately, if you ever forget the link to one of your years, all you need is one other link and just change the year in the link to the year that you want.

        I recommend bookmarking your links and/or saving these links to your Links in the Dashboard and/or making a post for each one so that you can always go back to those posts for the links and/or saving them in any other locations that you want.

        Your 2011 and 2012 reports are public, but your 2013 – 2015 reports are private; and so you only have to make those public.

        Just click each link when logged in with your WordPress.com account, at the top of the page you should see an option to make them Public now, and that is all you need to do.

        I recommend contacting WordPress.com about them putting the annual reports in a place where we can find them and manage them, the more of us who contact them about this, the better chance that we have for them to change this and other things; usually I am one of the only people making suggestions or complaining about or reporting certain things, and so usually my suggestions/issues in those cases are not fixed because not enough other people have suggested or complained so please report bugs/suggestions/complaints/et cetera directly to them because it can help when enough of us directly contact them about the same issues.

        Good luck,
        -John Jr

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  4. For the record, here are my Annual Reports for my blog (there is no 2011 report for my blog oddly, probably because I did not start blogging on WordPress.com officially until later in 2011 after my Windows Live Spaces blog was imported to WordPress.com, but I just contacted WordPress.com about this using their Contact Page to hopefully figure out why I do not have an Annual Report for 2011):

    2012: https://johnjronline.wordpress.com/2012/annual-report/

    2013: https://johnjronline.wordpress.com/2013/annual-report/

    2014: https://johnjronline.wordpress.com/2014/annual-report/

    2015: https://johnjronline.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/

    -John Jr

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  5. Hello Flynn,

    Are you going to make your final three Annual Reports (2013 – 2015) public or just keep them private?

    It only takes a few seconds to make each one public, click the link for each Annual Report which takes you to that Annual Report and click Make Public for each report at the top of each report, and it is that easy.

    I would just like a yes or no answer and an explanation of why for the record, and then I will probably shut up about it once I know what is going on.

    -John Jr

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    • Hello, John Jr. First, I figured your courtesy links from one of your previous comments should suffice. If y’all having trouble viewing the other reports, let me know because I have no way of knowing since I’m logged into my account (of course). Second, I don’t mind I’d y’all contact me frequently (a rhyme that’s mine!) Third, I don’t see any section listed in my Stats page of the WordPress app for Android. Thanks, Flynn

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      • 1. You can use those links to see your Annual Reports and change the privacy of each one at the top of each report, but you have to be logged in to change the privacy and you have to change the privacy from each report by going directly to each report to view them; when logged in it will tell you if it is currently set to private or public at the top of each report.

        Right now only your 2011 and 2012 reports are public, we can see those two, but no one but you can see your 2013 – 2015 reports because those three reports are set to private; and so you have to make them public by going to each report to view them while logged in, and change them to public using the option at the top of each report.

        So all you have to do is be logged in, click on each of those links that I gave and wait for the page to load and click Make Public on each one (which is in the top right corner for non-mobile devices, but maybe somewhere else at the top for mobile devices), and the top of each report should look like this when you are done (notice the top right corner lets you know if it is public or private, and you can click to change this):

        2. Good, thank you.

        3. As far as I know Annual Reports do not show up in any special stat section, but if someone clicks on a link to one of your reports that is linked in one of your posts/pages on your blog it is possible that it might show up under Clicks; but that is not where you go to change the privacy, you have to do that directly from the report itself when you are logged in.

        If you still need help I could make a screenshot of how it looks on my mobile phone and/or possibly make a video and/or ask the WordPress.com staff to help you with that, just let me know.

        -John Jr

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      • Great Flynn, thank you, I just finished viewing your 2015 annual report; now there are only two left that need to be made public, 2013 and 2014, well done. 🙂

        You are welcome,
        -John Jr

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      • Strange, I recommend making sure that you are logged in again, refresh the pages and wait a moment for them to load, and then glance around at the corners and at the middle of the top page and maybe scroll up and down a bit to see if it appears.

        -John Jr

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  6. Hey Flynn, have you tried checking your annual reports for 2014 and 2013 again to see if the privacy option is showing up for them now? 😉

    -John Jr

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