As you noticed the part 1, of the I and the bird was probably the wordiest ever without coming to the point – that is presenting the participants. That is why I decided to make a part 2.
Here are the posts participating in IATB #104. Prior to publishing I decided to tweet each post at different hours of the day. The test is dual. First to see how many hits a tweet gets send a link of the blog to Twitter. Secondly to test which time of day is best to tweet.
The results are presented at the end of this post.
Here are the short tweetable summeries with links again. Please retweet often. I also added after each one the number of hits recieved at my posting from July 7 to July 8. The second number gives the total numbers of hits from the bit.ly link before 12 noon on July 9. Some may have been seeded earlier by others on Twitter so therefor there will be some elevated total numbers in some case. Bit.ly is a great short link system that allows you to track any link. Just write the link and add a + sign after the link. This way you can measure the success of this blog carnival and the retweet traffic since the posting of part 1.
Time expressed as local (GMT-05:00) Bogota, Lime, Quito time zone.
Exquisite photos of the world’s most beautiful colorless warbler. 7 sec with a B&W Warbler. http://bit.ly/imnvC
Tweeted at 22.55 July 7: 24 clicks . Retweeted again at 19:40 on July 8: 15 clicks. Total clicks: 78 Additional retweets: 1
Forget about monopoly. Here is the ultimate board game for birders. http://bit.ly/mzQbt Tweeted at 23.58 July 7: 21 clicks. Retweeted again at 19:41 on July 8: 31 clicks. Total clicks: 52 Additional retweets: 2
Good Mourning Dove and other stunning bird photos at first light a summer morning. http://bit.ly/qCY0L
Tweeted at 00.02 July 8: 14 clicks. Total clicks: 14
Flying Jewels from Texas Golf Coast. Hummingbirds at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary brings memories from childhood. http://bit.ly/F7cz1
Tweeted at 01.00 July 8: 8 clicks . Total clicks: 8
How to paint the Bobolink and a video of its aerial display http://bit.ly/14feaC
Tweeted at 02.00 July 8: 16 clicks. Total clicks: 16
Did you know that pigeons give milk to their offspring? http://bit.ly/6ZIL2
Tweeted at 03.00 July 8: 28 clicks. Total clicks: 28. Additional retweets: 2
Baby Grebes ride in the back… err.. ON the back! http://bit.ly/18Q37S
Tweeted at 04.00 July 8: 17 clicks. Total clicks: 17
Mama, Feed me now. I can Swallow anything. Wonderful Haiku! http://bit.ly/o3Z9k
Tweeted at 05.00 July 8: 20 clicks. Total clicks: 20
Have you ever seen 50000 Purple Martins falll from the sky? Check out the video on this site. http://bit.ly/GdMEN
Tweeted at 06.00 July 8: 56 clicks. Total clicks: 56. Additional retweets: 3
Fantastic flight shots of New Zealand Falcon by National Geography photographer Rob Suisted http://bit.ly/tfdh4
Tweeted at 07.00 July 8: 31 clicks. Total clicks: 114 Additional retweets: 4
The puffin is the Toucan of the Northern seas with that colorful beak. Check these smashing photos. http://bit.ly/wYwbq
Tweeted at 08.00 July 8: 28 clicks. Total clicks: 28 Additional retweets: 2
Here is the punkiest of all chicks. I don’t know if this is cute or ugly. What do you think? http://bit.ly/U7QGJ
Tweeted at 09.00 July 8: 44 clicks. Total clicks: 88 Additional retweets: 2
A crow is never just a crow. Hand on heart – do you recognise the Fish Crow? http://bit.ly/ee88I
Tweeted at 09.30 July 8: 25 clicks. Total clicks: 38 Additional retweets: 1
Absolutely one of the prettiest North American Warblers. Hooded Warbler. Good photos. http://bit.ly/XpBGv
Tweeted at 10.10 July 8: 22 clicks. Total clicks: 22
Birding in Britsh Columbia – vast views of fjords and forest. http://bit.ly/mLjns
Tweeted at 10.50 July 8: 27 clicks. Total clicks: 29 Additional retweets: 2
Reading Larry Jordan’s report with lovely photos from Audubon Outing To Lassen Volcanic National Park http://bit.ly/lEGzy
Tweeted at 14.11 July 8: 16 clicks. Total clicks: 19
Birds out my office window may not sound very exciting, but believe me it is! David Ringer’s office is in Nairobi http://bit.ly/YEpEa
Tweeted at 14:44 July 8: 9 clicks. Total clicks: 33
I want to band birds, be a waitress, and teach says Reina 5y after a visit to a banding station http://bit.ly/ykVWe
Tweeted at 15:25 July 8: 16 clicks. Total clicks: 16
Who done it? Want to play detective? Who killed the White-winged Dove? http://bit.ly/EOrqB
Tweeted at 16.08 July 8: 15 clicks. Total clicks: 15
It may be common in North America, but nevertheless the vibrant red Northern Cardinal is eyegasm http://bit.ly/t37Rl
Tweeted at 16.38 July 8: 24 clicks. Total clicks: 25
I am Cerulean with envy in spiite that Mike keeps on posting BAD PHOTOS OF GOOD BIRDS – I still need it. http://bit.ly/aUwiy
Tweeted at 17.08 July 8: 25 clicks. Total clicks: 25
Redwing Blackbird courting and posing. http://bit.ly/X8k4o
Tweeted at 17.40 July 8: 16 clicks. Total clicks: 16
White-headed woodpecker swoops Clings to corneous bark of stump Disappears before my eyes – Excellent photoblog http://bit.ly/f4bka
Tweeted at 18.20 July 8: 24 clicks. Total clicks: 24
Barred Eagle-owl takes a monkey in Singapore. Impressive! http://bit.ly/hTzF4
Tweeted at 18.50 July 7: 28 clicks. Total clicks: 28 Additional retweets: 1
Delaware’s first record Roseate Spoonbill was Tweeted! What a great bird. http://bit.ly/3nf6f
Tweeted at 19.30 July 8: 18 clicks. Total clicks: 59
Great shot of Brown Thornbill – a tit-like bird with a pointed fine bill from Australia. http://bit.ly/12PlXD
Tweeted at 20.00 July 8: 18 clicks. Total clicks: 18
Birding Gamboa and Pipeline road in Panama. http://bit.ly/IIh1K
Tweeted at 20.40 July 8: 11 clicks. Total clicks: 11
I bet you never seen a Yellow-breasted Grosbeak. It’s not in the book, yet here is a photo. http://bit.ly/3MbcA4
Tweeted at 21.20 July 8: 60 clicks. Total clicks: 60. Additional Retweets. 5
Studying this list we learn 2 things.
Those post that are re-tweeted have considerably larger number of hits. Lesson learnt: Retweet often. Those bloggers that you retweet will be in re-tweet dept to you!
I have followers all over the world. This means that not all of my followers will be on Twitter at the same time. You can very well re-tweet your own message of a blog post several times per day, if you are in a similar position. I have peaks at 3 AM (Europe wakes up/arrive to work and get connected), 6-9.30 AM (US /Canada wake up), a fairly good peak around 5-7 pm and a very good peak around when posting just after 9 PM (US/Canada logged in coast to coast to coast). Remember all my times are (-5 GMT).
Use this info and start re-tweeting the posts presented here and resend your own blog posts one more time to Twitter.
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