Thank you

This is my 500th post!

At least, that is what WordPress analytics tells me.  Although, when I checked, the figures add up to 503.

Not that I’m counting!

I have never been bothered about the statistics of my blogging, although I am surprised by the number who read my blog.

I do it for me – not for you – not for kudos – not because I want acclamation – purely because I want to.

I spend far more time on WordPress than I should. I sometimes neglect other, more important, things, but I enjoy it!

I love all of you who are reading this.  I love some of you who are not reading this. Some sites I read every single post, others I read only occasionally.

If you follow me, I will not necessarily follow you.

I worry about some of you out there.

I am particularly concerned when bloggers disappear but fully understand the reasons why. Anyway, it has nothing to do with me. But I still worry!

There are brilliant wordsmiths here, fine minds, successful authors, stupendous poets, fine artists, great photographers. People who stretch their own limits, and also mine.

Some comment threads turn into real conversations, some turn into flirting. Not mine, I hasten to add (although, to be honest…….)

Some blogs that I follow are so prolific, and so good, that I have to curtail my reading of them, very reluctantly! (but only temporarily)

I did check through the WordPress statistics and found the following:

  1. The most views (86) prize went to a re blog of a poem on March 17th 2016.  A worthy winner!
  2. I have one post that received NO LIKES whatever – you can rectify that by going to 16th September 2015!
  3. I started blogging on 11th September 2014 by telling how I had lost my big sister!

So, there you have it. My 500th post. Not very exciting, but factual.

It just remains for me to say a BIG THANK YOU for your being there, for reading my blog, for being my friend, for giving me interesting and informative posts to read.(and, honestly, I will eventually let you know why I was crawling under the Queen’s bed!)

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41 thoughts on “Thank you

  1. Congratulations Peter!

    Just the other day I too reached a milestone but for the life of me I cannot remember which. Not sure what that says about me, I have a bad memory or the particular milestone reached wasn’t very memorable!

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  2. I read your blog because I enjoy it. It really is that simple. I am delighted that our paths crossed and hope that our interactions will continue for many moons to come. Félicitations on the cinq cent articles. I look forward to many hundreds and thousands more to come 😘

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  3. Congrats Peter. I enjoy your blog, and am glad to be one of your followers. A friend asked me recently why I blog (translate that to, why do I spend so much time blogging) and I answered, ‘because I want to’. Works for me…and for you, apparently.

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  4. Well done and goodonya mate. I didn’t realise you’d been blogging for so long. I’m nearly finished my first year,,,,, and I went to check on my posts……. hmmm 225, that’s a lot… I think … Thank you Peter for all of your wonderful posts, and all of your thoughtful comments in return. Hugs my friend.

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  5. Congratulations are well due. You remind me of a quote by the great Edward Gibbon;

    “Unprovided with original learning, uninformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a blog”

    Actually I might put that at the top of my own blog!

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      1. It’s john. or it could be Milton. The name is taken from “Catch 22” and is the name used by Yossarin when censoring the enlisted men’s letters home. Sometimes he was Milton John and sometimes he was John Milton. and sometimes he was Irving Washington and at others Washington Irvine.

        My real name is John. John McGuiggan.

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  6. Congratulations Peter. It is indeed a strange world this Land of blog. It nullifies borders and promotes goodwill. It helps us understand daily life in other places in a way that television cannot portray. But best of all is that it shows that deep down we all have the same hopes and dreams and a passion to write about them. Keep up the good work.

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