Cool Facts About My Blog

I really enjoy blogging. I love the blogging community, I love writing about topics that I am passionate about, and I love learning about others’ experiences. I spend a lot of time writing posts, replying to other people’s comments or posts, developing post ideas, taking pictures for the blog, etc. Because of all this, I love to see who my blog is reaching and how they are getting to my blog.

WordPress, the site that I blog through, has some very cool Stats features.

In the past year, individuals from MANY MANY different countries have visited my blog. Here is the list of the different countries with the greatest amount of visitors first leading down to the fewest amount of visitors:

  • United States
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • India
  • Panama
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Egypt
  • Russian Federation
  • Ireland
  • Phillipines
  • Poland
  • Hong Kong
  • Turkey
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Colombia
  • Armenia
  • Peru
  • Hungary
  • Georgia (the country)
  • Thailand
  • France
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Argentina
  • Romania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ukraine
  • Indonesia
  • Republic of Korea
  • Brazil

The three post popular places on my blog are the home page/main page, the “About The Author” page and my Fake Service Dogs post.

These were the terms that brought the most people to my blog over the past year:

  • CNTF Implant (in different languages)
  • The Way Eye See The World (and various mispellings and order of words)
  • University of houston college of optometry – monkey – porter
  • to cane or not to cane
  • What is a CNTF implant
  • “Retinitis Pigmentosa” Blog
  • See The World
  • Alaskan Airlines Guide Dog Magazine
  • L’Occitane Braille
  • Retinitis PIgmentosa
  • University of Houston College of Optometry Photos
  • “used to” glasses

A few other relevant search terms that didn’t yield that many results were:

  • blogroll guide dogs
  • surgical procedure for CNTF implant photos
  • list of training courses or schools that except dars, disability assistive rehabilitation
  • dars disability housing assistance
  • helpful websites for learning about guide dogs for the blind
  • how to explain Retinitis Pigmentosa to a loved one
  • The eye sees grey but it is white
  • 5 facts on Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • How to become a counselor at DARS
  • Micha Orientation and Mobility
  • Blog RP Jessica Naert
  • Assistive Question Nidek
  • GDB has a few airline seats
  • DARS Counselors, Denton, TX
  • Differences between The Seeing Eye and Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Accommodations
  • DARS mobility training for legally blind people
  • what is rate of pay for dars vocational rehab
  • Victims of Retinitis Pigmentosa (and various forms of this)
  • Guide Dog on Southwest Airlines
  • Will I pass my RP eye disease to my children
  • Too much sight to have a guide dog for the blind
  • Seeing eye dog abuse and neglect
  • Feedback on Texas DARS Program
  • Visionaries of Texas DARS
  • American Guide Dog Harness
  • Guide Dog Limitations
  • Eye disturbances when going from a dark room to light and visa versa

And a few humorous ones:

  • Ugh I hate driving on heavy rain
  • “but why you ask” in French
  • Acceptance letters
  • Really profound quotes
  • ASL Lots of pictures
  • Accommodations of Leaving the Earth
  • Still waiting for a guide dog
  • Crutches

So, I feel obligated to comment on several of these that might not be self explanatory. The humorous ones just crack me up. I am sure I mentioned something about my puppy raiser being on crutches, or an incident that I had because of my RP that I was on crutches, but for that to attract people to my blog is humorous. I do mention ASL (American Sign Language) a few times, so that kind of makes sense. “Accomodations for Leaving the Earth,” is quite funny.. yes I talk about accommodations but DISABILITY accomodations, haha.. not how to leave the earth. Acceptance letters makes sense because I’ve talked about my guide dog acceptance letters, but again, for those two words to bring people to my blog is funny. “Ugh I hate driving on heavy rain…” I really have no idea how this brought somebody to my blog. I have never driven alone, much less in heavy rain so I’m not sure how that one led to my blog. “But why you ask in French,” again.. no idea where the connection is for that one either. “Really profound quotes,” makes a little sense because I did just post a few quotes from Helen Keller but other than that I really don’t know.

“Micha Orientation and Mobility” refers to my Orientation and Mobility Instructor, Micha Moore. She has started her own business “Mobility and Moore” but she used to work for Visionaries of Texas. I am in school to become a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for DARs, but I have also received support to go through school and get various pieces of assistive technology through DARS and that is why there are a lot of posts about that. Of course there are a lot of posts about guide dogs and then with that are different stories about airlines and their policies on guide dogs and different passengers experiences. There were a few that searched “victims of Retinitis Pigmentosa,” and this caught me a little off-guard. I guess I don’t consider myself a “victim” of it. The different parts of Retinitis Pigmentosa from the night blindness, to the tunnel vision, to the hereditary aspect of it are all searches people have made that make perfect sense. There was a search about the Nidek and this is a machine that is used to look at your eye in ophthalmologist and optometrists offices. I thought it was cool that somebody specifically searched my name to find my blog. The CNTF implant was the only surgery that I have had because of my RP and it was a clinical trial. There were several people who searched that and I went into great detail in a blog a long time ago about this so that makes sense. I went to the University of Houston College of Optometry for a different non-invasive study and posted a lot about that. L’Occitane is a very cool store that sells fragrances and related products and on most of them there is Braille on the back of them. The story behind that is really cool.. you should go find my blog and read it. It was really fascinating to read all of these search terms and I wanted to explain to my new readers where some of these came from.

I want to take this opportunity to thank YOU, my readers, for helping me be as successful as I am with this blog and for encouraging me to keep writing. I love this and I love interacting with you all through my blog. I love teaching and I love advocating.

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Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

2 thoughts on “Cool Facts About My Blog”

  1. “… and I wanted to explain to my new readers where some of these came from.”

    It was a nice refresher for those who may not necessarily be new… Also that L’Occitane post was from almost a year ago! You have almost been blogging (on this site) for a year (almost)!
    I didn’t realize that until I Googled “L’Occitane jessica n” and found that post was your second blog post on this site! (The first one being about layouts, lol)

    anyway, happy blogiversary in two weeks (or so)

    1. oh, also, i was going to say, this post is almost a ‘year in review’ types of posts! cool. keep on writing! 😀

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