Board Meeting Minutes 2014-07-25 – Communications Director Report

Web site report:

Statistics

April, 2014 May, 2014 June, 2014
Unique Visitors 280 524 529
Number of Visits 444 925 864
Pages Served Out 3,026 3,632 2,543
Hits 5,745 5,483 4,463
Bandwidth Used 130.88 MB 111.66 MB 101.56 MB
  1. June’s statistics are close to the same as May’s.
  2. No significant additions or alterations were made to the web site this month. None are anticipated until October.
  3. There is an unaddressed need to provide the Lyceum Secretary with access to the Google Calendar. Research on what is possible is needed but has not yet been started. And probably will not be started until Autumn.
  4. Maintenance consists mostly of posting the agenda and minutes of the Board meetings, and updating the calendar listing, and the separate Google calendar. Maintenance currently takes more effort than I think it should, but I expect with time and experience this will improve.

No change seen in this topic. People are finding our site through Google, Bing, and Witchvox, and a link in a thread on Reddit (provided by one of Lyceum’s Elders). However the majority of traffic is from mentions in email, or bookmarks visitors had set up earlier.

Summary

The web site is doing well.

Author: Will

I was born at a very young age but I am older than that now. As a young man I drove half a million miles in Boston taxis. Then I moved to Oregon and developed two careers as an RN over 28 years: the first as a clinical nurse mostly in ICU, then later in Nursing Service Administration as an Informatics RN (but before that term was coined). In between RN work, I picked up an ADSc Business Computer Programming and provided PC network installation, maintenance and repair for 10 years. I eased into retirement beginning in 2003 and was fully retired in 2010. But I have continued to develop and manage websites and my skills are current with HTTP/CSS, PHP, Apache, SQL, etc. I have a strong preference for Ubuntu Linux boxes and Dokuwiki websites. I have a strong dislike of WordPress, which, although it is technically very well done, has created one of the worst cesspool ecosystems I have ever encountered. Still it is sometimes the best tool for the job, more is the pity. I have followed pagan paths for 50 years and I have about 3 yards of bookshelves devoted to pagan thought and practice. I am a perfectly eclectic technopagan heavily influenced by Victor Anderson's Feri practice but comfortable with Gardner derivatives, Zennist ways, and totemic/shamanist practices. I have recently been made the Steward of the Lyceum Of Trees. So I am Will Steward, Steward. Make of that whatever you will.