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QUESTION FOR BLOGGERS


Hi mates – the Reader function on my blog went gone crazy for a while, only showing posts from blogs I don’t follow.

Now it has returned to normal.

Has this happened to anyone else?

🙂


ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD


Firstly let me thank Leopard for her brilliant blog CRATES AND RIBBONS and nominating DOG Sharon for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD. As with other similar blogging awards the rules are fairly simple – thank the nominator, answer some personal questions and nominate other blogs.

In this case the winner has to thank the nominating blogger, post the award graphic, nominate 15 blogs, share 7 things about themselves and comment on the blogs nominated.

I had a cuppa and thought about this: 15 blogs – and those blog owners nominate 15 more and so on. This is termed a geometric progression (I think) 🙂

I then wondered how many WordPress blogs actually existed.

According to Forbes “WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. Those run through its cloud-hosted service, which lets anybody create a free website online, attract 330 million visitors who view 3.4 billion pages every month.”

So assuming each blogger takes 2 days to accept the award and nominate another 15 the numbers go like this:

DAY 1    – 1 x 15 = 15 blogs nominated

DAY 3    – 15 x 15 = 225 blogs nominated

DAY 5    – 15 x 225 = 3,373 blogs nominated

DAY 7    – 15 x 3,373 = 50,625 blogs nominated

DAY 9    – 15 x 50,625 = 259, 375 blogs nominated

DAY 11  – 15 x 259, 375 = 3,890,025 blogs nominated

DAY 13  – 15 x 3,890,025 = 58,350,375 blogs nominated

DAY 15  – 15 x 58,350,375 = 875,255,625 blogs nominated

DAY 17  – 15 x 875,255,625 = 13,128,834,375 blogs nominated

DAY 19  – 15 x 13,128,834,375 = 196,932,515,625 blogs nominated

DAY 21  – 15 x 196,932,515,625 = 2,953,987,734,375 blogs nominated

DAY 23  – 15 x 2,953,987,734,375 = 44.309,816,015,625 blogs nominated

Therefore if everybody nominated for the ironically named ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD nominated another 15 blogs (and they didn’t keep nominating the same blogs) all the approx 60 million blogs would be receive the award in13 days.

By day 17 the numbers of awards would equal twice the population of the Earth and by day 23 would equal about Global GDP in pounds sterling.

So what am I to do? I would argue that if an award is to mean anything, then everybody can’t win it in less than 3 weeks. I’m quite happy to reveal 7 things.

So readers – please make some suggestions – what do you think is the best course of action?