Surprise Statistics for the Truck Camper Blog

For the first time in a long  time (more than 3  years) I took a look at who is reading the blog.

Readers surprised me!

    1.  61% are 18-34 years old.
      I figured that since I was in my 70’s and was retired that was the demographic with whom I was communicating. Surprise.
    2. 54% are men.
      Since I am a woman and post mostly on women’s groups I figured the readership would be 70-80% women. Surprise.
    3. 80% are new visitors.
      Since I have not tried to attract any new visitors this is startling. Surprise.
    4. New visitors stay on the site only 24 seconds.
      Repeat visitors are on for 4  minutes and 22 seconds. Love those repeat visitors, but what are they doing for all that time? Surprise.
      Why are people landing on this blog only to flee so fast?
    5. How much Google knows about who lands on the pages.
      So much. Not a real surprise.

What to do?

Go camping in one of the two free spots I found..

Fish Creek

Fish Creek in Dolores County. It is down a dirt road for about 8 miles. Nice little creek, beautiful flowers, loud birds and no gold in the creek that I could find.

Dam Free Camping

Near Dove Creek, Colorado, above Bradfield Ranch is a long dirt road, with cows, dead ending at a back end of a dam. Still and quiet. In 12 miles and 5 hours I saw only 1 person … a worker at the dam who walked during his lunch hour.

So if you have gotten down this far on the page I want to know what you would like to see on this blog. More equipment reviews? More personal stories of my journey? More of what? Less of what? Talk to me!

 

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30 Responses to Surprise Statistics for the Truck Camper Blog

  1. Hello how are you ?We are a young couple and really We are addicted to travel like you :) We have a sad and strange story93818 says:
  2. emari says:

    I am almost 70, and spend a lot of time seeking solitude in my Van. I live in a large metropolis and have to drive fairly far to find alone time in nature. I love the solitude and feeling of self sufficiency in your blog posts, and photos in particular. I hike, and backpack, I paddle and bike, I camp. I love it with company, and alone. Even when I am outside with others I find time to be alone. The sense of freedom and joy I get from solo outdoor activities is reflected in your blog posts, and they help keep me in that flow in the in- between times when I am planning a trip or working at home for a bit. Thank you for being there!

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    • Mas Prema says:

      Thank you, emari. I love the solitude in nature, too. I stretch by going to Quartzsite in the winter, and am so grateful to return to solitude come spring and summer. Thank you for reading the blog and responding so authentically. ❤️

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  3. Mark Schatzman says:

    More hints and comments on what works & doesn’t for you would be great. Also more posts! Agree that it’s vicarious living for a few of us.

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    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks Mark. I am so often out of cell range that posting more than I do isn’t possible. And right now without libraries it is tough to post. Like the suggestion of things that do and don’t work. Have leaned on the positive, and gloss over things that don’t work. Thanks!

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  4. Fred says:

    Your writing style- —- and pearls of wisdom have kept me coming back for more. Your experiences and how you tell them is unique and often profound. Please don’t hang up your skates any time soon.

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  5. Jane KingsleyAlder Dinsmoor says:

    Love hearing of new adventures in prospecting and always the most inspiring ways to use modern technology and the best basics that are helpful to keep you comfortable without all the material extras not really needed. Mostly enjoy seeing your face occasionally to know you are healthy and enjoying nature. Also don’t fit the younger, male demographics!

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    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks for following the blog, Jane. Our demographics rock! Every day out here in the San Juan NF is a delicious treat. Then the contrast with the Arizona desert in the winter is another deep treat. I love living outside every day. Well, almost every day. Hugs to you.

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  6. Anne says:

    I enjoy your each of your blogs. A different & thought provoking way of life. Thank you.

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  7. Jeff says:

    Doesn’t matter what you post,…enjoy it all.
    I imagine many of us are living vicariously through you. Your truly an inspiration to us all.
    Seems the only thing that clutters your life is time.(and that’s a good thing ! )

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    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks Jeff. I will be heading up to the gold claim in a few days, so I will do some in depth posts in a few weeks. It is so luscious out in the woods I sometimes have trouble getting into town to post. Thanks for your kind words.

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  8. Dale says:

    Dearest Mas Prema, I found your blog a few years ago & have Luved every post since. From your build to present day. I’m also in my 70s, retired, & widowed. Have a Tacoma, which I Luv. & had a Four Wheel Camper for a few years but went back to my canopy do to increased mpg without the camper. You inspire me with every post. & the photos are informative and beautiful. PLEASE keep them coming. I so look forward to every entry. Thank you!!! 👍👏🍺

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  9. jarita says:

    Love it all…. Exciting to hear the latest each time you post

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  10. Wendy Ellsworth says:

    HI Pickett, I have been enjoying your posts, all of them, but in particular, your photos and stories of your experiences. I absolutely love the Dolores River area of Colorado so I’m really enjoying the most recent posts showing photos of the places you’ve found to camp. You are a dear, special friend, one I’ve had since 1963, so we go way back in time and I care about you and what you’re up to. So I hope you will continue to share your journey with us.

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    • Mas Prema says:

      Thank you Wendy. I will continue. I am headed up below Lizard Head Pass to hunt for gold. Will post as soon as I get back to cell range. Hope to you are doing well in these strange times.

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      • Wendy Ellsworth says:

        David & I are self-isolating and watching as our country implodes. No trip to Colorado for us this summer so I planted a few square foot gardens and am open to whatever opportunity I can find in each moment. As you know, these mountains are beautiful. I haven’t been in downtown Asheville in 4 months but I did manage my 8th trip to Kenya just before everything changed. This has been a time for us to do house projects we hadn’t gotten around to doing, time in our studios, and plenty of time for reflection. I spent a very cold night in Ophir once upon a time!

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      • Mas Prema says:

        I am self isolating watching me clean the truck. I am glad to hear that you got a chance to back to Kenya. Hope all is going smoothly for your friends in Kenya. Lots of chores getting done, like y’all. The truck has never been so meticulously maintained. The weather has been very cold, sleety or smoky at the mine site, so I have been poking around lower altitudes. Camphosting all those years above Dunton I hardly drove 10 miles away from the site except for my dashes into Dolores for laundry/shower/groceries. It is delicious to wander over this San Juan NF.

        Interesting time now. Maybe birth pangs.

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  11. Tania says:

    I enjoy your journeys and simple luxuries. Photos are awesome! Keep inspiring us!!!

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  12. Pippa says:

    Well I have to say that i find the stats surprising too. I am certainly in the same age range as you and i don’t think I was asked about age when i joined up a long time ago.
    To be honest I love all your blogs about your travels and life on the road and look forward to getting them. Love all the different information you share with us.
    I say Please keep it going.
    Pippa
    Australia

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    • Mas Prema says:

      Thanks for your encouragement Pippa. And thanks for reading to the bottom of the page! I intend on continuing. I just started linking stuff onto Amazon. I am getting the grand sum of ~$10 a month so far. Being that the blog costs $300/year the Amazon links help a bit. I want to encourage women to do this … it’s too much fun and there is much personal growth wrapped up in this kind of traveling. Thanks again!

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