Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Panda Bear on the 2nd Anniversary of her Blog and the Lost Art of Day Dreaming

The Panda Bear Blog will be shortly celebrating its second anniversary.   It is a blog about a lowly, confused US office worker (who is the Panda Bear) dealing with the corrupt oligarchy that seems to control the United States.    The Panda Bear is intensely critical of the fast pace of modern life.   In addition she hates household chores.
 The Panda Bear’s wrote her first blog post on 4/11/2011.   Since that time, the Panda Bear Blog has had 13.310 page views with subscribers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Germany.

Below is a listing of page views of The Panda Bear Blog broken down by country:
United States           8507
Germany                  861
Bulgaria                   855
Russia                     384
United Kingdom     297
Spain                      205
India                       153
Canada                   133
France                    96
Philippines             75

From this viewing statistics, it becomes apparent that the internet is really the World Wide Web.   The Panda Bear is surprised how high the page views are from countries for whom English is not a first language.   Canada is number 7 in terms of page views; the Panda Bear would have thought Canada would be number two or three in number of page views since it is near the US and shares a similar culture.
The Panda Bear Blog has also had its setbacks.   The most noticeable set back was that she was thrown out of the Google Adsense program for “invalid clicking activity” though the Panda Bear maintains she did not personally authorize any invalid clicking.   Google Adsense is a pay for click advertising program where the blogger makes money every time someone clicks on an advertisement.   The blogger is not supposed to click on advertisements on his/her own site or encourage other people to click on ads on his/her site because it is considered a form a fraud.   Fortunately there are competing ad networks the Panda Bear can join.   Competition is good in the economy because if one has problems with one organization/company/person there are alternatives available.

The Panda Bear personally had one major setback since starting her blog in that her father (Father Panda) died in June 2012 at the age of 89.  Otherwise the Panda Bear’s personal life has been as tedious and ordinary as ever.   The poor economy is making job change difficult.   The Panda Bear has to spend more of her personal time on dreaded home chores and repair.   The poor condition of her apartment is getting on the Panda Bear’s nerves and she is resolved to get things done at her apartment even if it eats into her highly limited time after work.   Is there more to living then sitting at a desk all day and do home chores at night?
The Panda Bear was trying to find ways to fight boredom without internet surfing the internet which can be rude and look bad at work.   Thirty years ago the Panda Bear had a higher tolerance for routine when there was no internet.    The Panda Bear many years ago had a rich inner life.    She was able to keep herself entertained with her thoughts.  The Panda Bear thinks she has lost some of this ability in this digital age.

When things are dull, the Panda Bear wants to be able to reconstruct her ability to go on autopilot and escape into the inner depths of her mind.    The Panda Bear thinks mental escapism is underrated in modern times.





  1. Happy Second Anniversary! I really enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work!

  2. Hi C, and congratulations on your anniversary! I just was thinking about you, after the mess in Boston, and wanted to say hi. Hope all is well. Same ol' same ol' here, and unlike you, I've not been inspired to blog in a while. It goes in cycles, I guess, and no one wants to read my drivel anyway! Take care, Preraph.

  3. Great to hear from you Prepath. I am OK and was not badly effected by the tragedy of the Marathon. My mother has broken her wrist and is in a rehab now and that is keeping me busy.

    Sometime, I plan to move this blog off blogspot.

  4. Hope your mom's wrist gets better soon. I broke my radial when I was young, but was a clean break and healed well. The way I moved my blog is I left the old one up with the latest blog being a big announcement and link to the new one. I moved off blogspot, even though I liked it, because of the new privacy policy. I do like it best except for that. I tried 3 others. Did WordPress and they screwed up and locked me out of my blog and no one responded when I wrote their nonexistant techs about it. One day the discovered it (a mistake) but by then I'd moved on. You have to be able to reach someone. I ended up on Weebly, but its big drawback is you can't just move your blog to there. has to be manually done. And also for some reason they don't have an automated thing set up to list your blog titles like the one at the right here, and I have to do it in html myself! But that's where I am now. I hate the archives with just date. i want the titles out there.

    1. I may be to lazy to move my blog. My cat is now rubbng her face against my feet.

  5. Oh, here's a blog you might enjoy. It's a psychiatrist's blog where people write in with their issues. Readers can comment. I'm one of the few regulars. A lot of it is relationship drama.

  6. forgot to put the link. Feel free to fix that if you can.