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Blue Triangle Morning

  1. 2patricias profile image60
    2patriciasposted 6 years ago

    Just checked the account and we are having a blue triangle morning.  Is it something we said?  Why can't the HubPages genius team think of something consoling for these down days?  A little note along the lines "cheer up it won't last" might ease the pain.

    1. Richieb799 profile image64
      Richieb799posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have previously posted threads highlighting that weekend are blue arrow days.. I call it the 'Weekend Blues'..you can always post a few links around bookmarking sites if you want them to go away! smile

  2. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    I too am enjoying lots of blue triangles today, 2patricias, so I feel your pain!

  3. 2patricias profile image60
    2patriciasposted 6 years ago

    It's the second 'blue triangle' day in a row, although the total number of views has jumped by about 40%.
    Our most popular hubs have held steady, but the 'middling' ones are still suffering a dip.
    Why does this happen?

  4. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Don't know why it happens, but I always find that my traffic slows over the weekend.  However, this week it has been slower since about Wednesday.  I suppose the only answer is to keep on writing!

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    Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago

    Me too!!!! Your right CMHypno, the only answer is to keep on writing.  Don't be pressured into posting any old rubbish though.  I ignore the down days when I'm concentrating on editing a new hub.  Mine take ages before I can publish.  Weekends can be weired.

  6. 2patricias profile image60
    2patriciasposted 6 years ago

    Today is Saturday, so I expect to have blue triangles tomorrow morning.
    Saturday is almost always the worst day for us on Hubpages and also on our own website.  This is especially the case if the weather is good.  Here in England we are having a wonderful day of sunshine.  On balance I'd rather have the sunshine than a whole row of red triangle.

    1. CMHypno profile image89
      CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you 2patricias, this kind of sunshine in England is too precious to waste.  I have just been sunbathing in the garden, reading my book and soaking in the peace.  After all there is always our long cold winter for obsessive hubbing!

  7. GarfieldGates profile image85
    GarfieldGatesposted 6 years ago

    Those little blue beauties are definitely a weekendly occurrence for me.  Somehow I find them motivational, and usually end up publishing quite a bit more on weekends than during the week.

    1. 2patricias profile image60
      2patriciasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We have always tried to publish new Hubs on Friday.  (You will notice that this doesn't happen often as we are HubPage Slackers).  However, this really doesn't make sense.  It would probably be better to work out the day we get the most views.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You have a great attitude. I also find them motivational.

  8. sportyfunster profile image82
    sportyfunsterposted 6 years ago

    Yes blue triangles for me as well.

    This weekend is long weekend in Canada as it is Victoria Day on Monday and Memorial Day in the weekend in the US.

  9. goldenpath profile image80
    goldenpathposted 6 years ago

    My butt itches.  Perhaps that explains my blues. smile

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      TMI!!

  10. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    title of thread sounds like the latest willie nelson tune. smile

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I did see this thread earlier today and thought the title quite poetic. Willie Nelson is good, but I'm thinking Bob Dylan.

      So, 2patricias, when are you writing the song? smile

      BTW, all of my triangles are blue as I write, not a red in sight.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think you're right. it would make a great Bob Dylan song!

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Paul Simon's Kodachrome also comes to mind. Amazing the images set off by "Blue Triangle Morning."

  11. trish1048 profile image81
    trish1048posted 6 years ago

    Hmm, as I write, I have two red triangles.  Should I do the happy dance now or later? smile

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      Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      NOW, before they turn blue.  smile

      If I get 2 views on one hub, I get a red triangle. If the next day I get none, blue triangle. Days go by with zero views and I get no triangles. Then I get one view, and a red triangle!! I dont thnk triangles have alot to do with actual views but its more a percentage thing. maybe?

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Trish!  I'm going through a bit of a blue patch right now (blue generally, not just triangles...) and the mental picture of your cute little cat doing a happy dance made me smile!

  12. 2patricias profile image60
    2patriciasposted 6 years ago

    Pat is definitely a Willie Nelson listener, although when Tricia rides in her car she is forced to join in the listening.
    Tricia's a bit more Paul Simons.

    As of this evening we have 2 blue triangles and one red.

    We think it is really a trends thing.  Our all time top hub usually has about 10 views per day - and almost never gets a triangle.  (That's our hub that is about pedicures but is mistaken for porn.)  It's the Hubs that fluctuate without a pattern that get triangles.

  13. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    here's a nice little song to kill those blues. the video is done by an artist/photographer and this particular song may just help kill some of those blue triangle blues.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/edelweissst … JCtpBNsQlI

    such a beautiful song by Allison Krauss and Robert Plant.

  14. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 6 years ago

    Now I understand why Picasso had a blue period. big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  15. 2patricias profile image60
    2patriciasposted 6 years ago

    As of today we have a balance of blue triangles and red arrows.
    Only a few - most are in neutral although our total view numbers for the day has increased since the weekend.

  16. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    Traffic has improved again, and all is well with the world!  However, the sun has gone in and it is once again grey and windy!  Dilemma - hot, sunny summer or good hubpages traffic?

    1. 2patricias profile image60
      2patriciasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      On the evidence of the past few days, there is an inverse correclation between the weather and blue triangles. 
      This morning we have a good crop of red arrows - and outside the sky is very grey and it looks like rain.

 
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