|You guys put a little smile on my face|
photo by James K Barnett
Usually on Mondays I write about something I found to talk about from the Sunday papers.
Yesterday, the papers were full of all sorts of interesting things, so I’ve probably got a week’s worth of blogs ahead of me.
Today, however, I’m just going to write a short note by way of a celebration and a little YAY ME!
Yesterday the little clock on my blog ticked over the 200,000 hit mark!
This pleases me.
It also gives me the opportunity to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR VISITING!
Some of you are regulars and some of you are occasional visitors, and, who knows, one or two of you might even be here for the first time... Welcome!
Whoever you are, I hope you have taken something from your experience here. I have certainly got a lot out of writing this blog over the past two years, and I hope to continue pretty well indefinitely.
Time does that odd concertinaing thing, doesn’t it?
It’s hard to remember a time when I didn’t get up in the morning and write a blog, but on the other hand it’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing it for two whole years.
Time really does fly!
It’s also hard to believe, for me at least, that so many people have come to take a look at my blitherings, thoughts, ideas and general nonsense.
I don’t write these blogs with the expectation of anyone actually reading them or taking an interest. I write them for all sorts of reasons. I write them as a sort of exercise to get my writing muscles moving. I write them to get stuff out of my head to make way for the things that go into my real writing, and, yes, I write them to get things off my chest or to share, or just to talk about what I’m doing.
I have been touched by many of the wonderful comments I’ve received, baffled by some and horrified by others. I’ve been lauded and I’ve been vilified in comments, and for what’s it’s worth I’ve let every comment stand... apart from the inevitable and obvious spam.
I don’t know what a normal hit rate is for a blog like this one, or for any blog for that matter. I can only say that I am delighted and feel rather honoured that I have reached this milestone, and I celebrate it.
Again, thanks for being here.
Today, I hope you’ll excuse this little act of self-congratulation.
Normal service will resume tomorrow.