Thank You!

This is not a proper blog post. I have one nearly ready which will go out in a few days.

This morning I just want to thank everyone who has ever called in, whether by accident or on purpose. When I began this humble blog, about life in the countryside in the 1950s and 60s, a few years ago I had five or six ideas for posts I could write. I imagined perhaps as many as a few dozen people might find it interesting. I had no idea that it would be visited in so many countries by so many readers! This morning I have just topped 200 000 hits. I am overwhelmed by this. I’m small fry compared to many but I’m very happy to have reached so many people. Some will only have dipped in and back out again if it wasn’t what they were looking for but 200 000 is way beyond what I ever expected.

I have a good number of subscribed followers now and I really enjoy the comments readers post, often sharing memories which have been triggered by what I’ve written.

I still very much enjoy writing my blog. I also like reading blogs written by other people. It’s a world I never knew existed until I started out as a blogger.

I haven’t run out of ideas yet although I’m expecting this will happen eventually.

Pictures sourced from Google Images.

20 thoughts on “Thank You!

  1. Wow! Congratulations, Meryl! I haven’t commented in quite a while, but always read your latest blog post as soon as I receive a notification. I echo the sentiments of your other readers. I enjoy the gentle and refreshing trip down memory lane, but you never write with false sentimentality.

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    • Thanks, Helena, for that lovely comment. When I started the blog I didn’t want to go down the ‘Why are things not like that now?’ route. I enjoy reading comments but, even more than that, I’m just so happy that people are still reading it – or at least looking at it! Meryl.


  2. Congratulations!!! I do not think you will run out of ideas, and it is always fun to take a walk down memory lane! One memory leads to another, and then another after that one. Like a field of beautiful wildflowers at your back door, the only question is what flower inspires you the most on any given day.

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  3. Congratulations, Meryl. 🙂 Even though you were brought up in the country and I was brought up in a town, I think the fact that we’re much the same age means that I recognise far more in your blog posts than I do in many other posts by bloggers in a different age range, and the way you write is both very personal and also very informative. I always learn something new from your posts about the era I grew up in which is both weird and wonderful at the same time! I don’t comment nearly as much as I should (aka ‘would like to’) but please know that I still enjoy your blog as much as I did when I first came across it, years ago.

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