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.
This is a very short post to say a big thank you to everyone who has ever dipped into my blog whether just once or regularly. I have this week passed 30 000 hits since beginning just a few years ago. It’s only a small-time blog, I make no money from it and I don’t advertise it so I’m very grateful to all my readers. I’m especially grateful to my little band of over 100 signed up followers and I love the fact that several of those regularly comment on my posts – all positive up to now! It also astounds me, when I look at the world map on my stats page, how many countries my humble little blog has been seen in!
During my time as a blogger I have discovered some fascinating blogs and ‘met’ some wonderful bloggers. It’s been a very enjoyable journey so far! One day I might run out of topics for my blog but, until then, I’ll carry on – because I love doing it.
Based in Nigeria, this woman blogs on feminist issues and so much more besides. Her posts are always thought-provoking, interesting and informative. This make her blog sound dull and heavy – it isn’t! She can lift the spirits too.
This Canadian blogger writes about her life, her family, her faith and sometimes about her health and growing older (which I can identify with!). She writes in such a warm, natural style that you feel you know her personally.
I will be publicising a few more so keep looking out for them.