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165,000 views

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Thank you everyone, my blog views counter just turned 165,000, which is amazing.

It might reach 200,000 before i graduate.

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Wow, just passed 155,00 blog views, 

Thank you everyone, it is starting to become a very amazing concept that so many people visit my blog.

When i first started i had no idea where the blog would go and could of only ever have day dreamed that so many of you would visit it.

Thank you all.

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Thank you everyone,

150,000 views, that is amazing.

Thank you to everyone who visits my blog.

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140,000 views

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The counter clocked 140,000 views.

Thank you to everyone who has visited this blog.

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130,000 views

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Gosh, 130,000 views, that is a lot of visits to this blog!!!!

Thank you everyone. Thank you very much indeed.

Well i got my TMA03 done and submitted.

I don't think it is very good, lets see what mark i get.

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120,000

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Thank you everyone.

My view counter just chugged past 120,000.

Thank you to everyone who visits and reads this blog.

When i first started, i had no idea it would get 100 views, let alone 120,000.

It's very much appreciated.

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Jump in views

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The view counter just clocked 110,000. So a 10% increase in 10 weeks. Thank you to everyone who reads my blog.

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Actually getting to 100,000

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Edited by Michael Gumbrell, Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019, 20:38

I actually got there. Well, i didn't get there, you got me there.

Into the 6 figure club... 100,000 views.

Thank you everyone, frequent visitors and new visitors.

I hope you all did the best you could in your exams, i did okay, but wasn't expecting to do better than okay.

I did not revise that much, so could not hope for a good result, so much of DD209 went over my head, instead of going into it.

However, a pass is a pass, so happy days.

After 5 years with the OU i have amassed;

1 CertHe

1 DipHe

1 hundred thousand blog views

1 student debt

And

1 desire to finish with the OU and move onto a Masters.


I am a lucky 1.

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100,000

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I have a really busy day at work tomorrow.

Which means i won't be around when i get to 100,000 views.

Thank you everyone. That is truly amazing. I am very humbled that so many of you have taken the time to come to my blog and wade through the stream of posts.

Thank you all so very much.

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Views creeping up. .

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Views to my blog are creeping up all the time, just about to top 95,000.

I still have no idea how to celebrate getting to 100,000

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Blimey 90,000

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Gosh 

90,000 views.

That's a lot of views.

Thank you everyone.

What can i do that would be 'special' if i get to 100,000?

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Hitting 70,000

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Well, my view counter hit 70,000. Which is fantastic.

Thank you everyone.

Well Tma 3 is done.

Thats 57% of the module done.

So i have turned the corner and have moved onto book 2. So macro economics are behind me, now onto micro economics.

It's all downhill from here.

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the magic formula

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What is the magic formula.

6 months ago, after 3 years of blog posting, I had amassed 33,000 views.

Across the next six months it has doubled to 67,000 views.

I find it interesting, what is the critical mass required to suddenly kick start the increase in attention.

If I am being honest, I made less blog posts in the last 6 months than the 6 months before it, but the number of views has doubled despite fewer posts. That is very counter intuitive.

Do any of my fellow blog posters have a theory on when you reach the moment of critical mass with followers and views?


On another topic....

Well done to the OU for achieving it's 50th anniversary. We can only hope that despite falling student numbers, controversy over fee's, Brexit (everything gets blamed on Brexit), emergency vice chancellors and the Daily Mail's constant criticism, that the O.U survives to it's 75th Anniversary.

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Thank you for viewing

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I should say thank you as well to everyone who visits my blog, it is much appreciated.

The view counter is bombing along now, just about to pass 59,000.

So by the end of the year, if not just before it should reach 60,000, which is fantastic, so thank you for everyone for that.

The number of views of my blog has taken on a whole new element for me,

If any of you have teenage daughters, then you might know how erm…….. 'challenging' they can be.

Teenage daughter is very proud of her Instagram account, because she has 5000 followers, any playful suggestion on my part that instagram is vapid or time wasting is met by distain from her. I am only able to maintain my authority over her at the moment by being able to put forward that my blog has 50,000 + views to her 5000.

This minor victory is maintaining my authority to berate her for being on Instagram when she should be doing homework.

#justaboutwinning....

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First tutorial (real life) of the year

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So tomorrow is the first face to face tutorial of the this year.

I always enjoy them. It is in Southampton, so only 20 miles away from home.

And a huge thank you to everyone who visits my blog... the counter passed 50,000. Very proud of that.

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Crikey 50,000 coming up

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Wow, the view counter passed 49,000, by the end of the week it will get to 50,000.

Thank you very much everyone.

Son #2 is an RAF Air Cadet, so this morning we all went down to Horndean village so he could march with his squadron in the remembrance parade.

My grandfather, George Gumbrell, served in the first world war. He was in the Royal Air Corp, which went on to become the RAF. George was a flight mechanic, keeping the engines running.

My grandfather survived the first world war, to old to serve in the second world war, he was in the Voluntary Corp, he drove all over Hampshire and West Sussex, delivering aircraft parts and ammunition for RAF bases, such as Tangmere.

Lest we forget.

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Crikey... 46000

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Been a bit lazy with the blog, have not posted for a couple of weeks, been busy writing my TMA01.

Pop back on here to find the view counter has shot up by 6000 !. So now it is up to 46,000 views.

Thank you everyone.

Moved onto block 2 of DD209-economics... Keynes theories of unemployment... it is still really hard to get my head around, lots of reading and rereading required...

Just keep plugging away at it  thats all i can do.

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Cracking 40,000

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Wow. 40,000 views. 

Thank you everyone.

The online lecture was good last night.

Had a 1st stage phone interview for a new job today, but they cancelled last minute, so will be doing it tomorrow instead.

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That is alot of views

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And thank you to everyone who visits my blog of things..  the counter just clocked 39,000... which is fantastic.

The counter really bombs along now. 

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Thank you

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The counter hit 37,000.

Thank you everyone.

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1st views, 2nd study groups

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so firstly, 36,000 views, that's is really awesome.

Thank you everyone, it is much appreciated. Always.

Secondly, i popped onto the FASS website and the PPE and economics forums.

There i exchanged posts with a nice chap called Barry.

Barry is on a different pathway to me, not Q45 Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

The good thing is that Barry is has just finished DD209- economics and is starting A222- Philosophy.

I have just finished A222 and am starting DD209.

So that sounds like an excellent opportunity to exchange experience's and tips.

So my unofficial study group of me, Simon and Stephen would benefit from Barry's advice and hopefully, Barry from ours.

I do like it when things work out like that, it makes me happy.

It is also a good way to help break down the barriers of remote/online study and stop any feelings of isolation when studying with the O.U.

I do use the LINE messaging app on my phone, all i have to do now is convince another 3 chaps, over 40, that it is the best way to communicate as a study group, instead of long email chains, like we currently do.

 

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Fairly bombing along now

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Well the views counter is fairly bombing along now...

35,000 views.

I am made up by that, thank you everyone.

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34,000

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Wow 34,000 views.

Thank you everyone.

34 is sarm,sap,say in phonetic Cantonese.

Enjoyed the crickets highlights yesterday, Cook retiring as englands leading test batsman and Anderson becoming the fast bowler with the most ever wickets.

With Cook retired i wonder if Jimmy Anderson will also call it a day or if he will go on the winter tour. 

He might go and pick some wickets...just to give Stuart Broad an even bigger total to chase. 

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Got to a double carpet !!!!

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33,000 views or as it is known in slang ' a double carpet... in the old days if you had done 30 years in the nick, the guards would buy you a 3 feet square roll of carpet for your cell. Hence 3 is known as a 'carpet' so 33 is a double carpet..

So i have hit a double carpet of bags...

A bag of sand... a grand.. one thousand.

Hence 33,000 is a double carpet of bags.

Stick another neves on and it would by big plymouth of bags...

Anyway i want to say thank you to everyone who has visited my blog.

For 34,000 thousand we can go with some more details about slang counting, perhaps look at jacks, stripes, bottles, scores, ponies and cockles...or even half'a'bar.

For advanced counting slang we could switch for phonetic Cantonese?

Yat = 1

Ee= 2

Sarm= 3

Say=4

Mmm=5

Low=6

Chat=7

Bah=8

Gow= 9

Sap=10

It goes in the 10 unit style... so for example 33 is said as 3 10 3... so 33 is sarm,sap,sarm...

Anyway, thank you for visiting my blog.. it makes me happy to know that you do...

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Thank you everyone... the counter just rolled through 32,000. How amazing is that !

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