Tuesday, 2 December 2008


While I was writing my last post, the visit counter on my blog clicked onto 4000. I don't get masses of readers like many bloggers, but I do have my regulars, and of course I get those who only visit the once as a result of some strange Google search that has picked up my blog. I don't mind that my readership is only counted in the tens daily (the average is something around 30 at the moment), I am just amazed that anyone reads it at all.

What started off as a bit of a half-hearted experiment has become a way of life. I don't panic if I don't write a post every day, but I try to make sure that what I do write is informative, educational, or entertaining. I hope that I have succeeded. The mere fact that I get comments on a wide range of posts indicates that some people out there have been informed, educated or entertained.

I have two more landmarks coming up over the next few weeks. The first will be writing my 200th post, and at the end of the month I will have been writing this blog for 6 months. If you had asked me when I first started writing this blog if I would reach any of these landmarks, I would have said not a hope in hell's chance.

I'm rather glad that I was wrong.


Anonymous said...

i'm glad you carried on...i like your blog :)

Disillusioned said...

Me too!

I can get into phases of being very aware of the visitor stats - at times like that I need to take a step back and remember why I started blogging.

Anonymous said...

I like your blog too. I find all sorts of little gems in your posts that I wouldn't otherwise know about. So keep up the good work. It has been a tough journey for you, I know but at least you have persevered and now you are providing articulated, and well reasoned, posts for people like Disillusioned and Margeyrdaw to enjoy. Keep posting :-))

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the land of blogging, its fun and can be quite addictive if not therapeutic, I’ve been at it for years... :) I love the fact your such an experienced OU student and that gives me hope that one day I’ll reach your level!

Lily said...

Woo! I'm glad that you're reaching all these landmarks! Make sure you keep it up, I really enjoy reading your blog.