Time to Take Stock. . .
I have made it to 100 followers and 100 posts!
Thank you all so much for your support!
I first set out to write my blog, back in January 2014, more for a record of my garden than for any other reason. I had little idea how much I would enjoy becoming part of a garden bloggers’ community.
What has totally amazed me is the number of different countries that visit my blog. In the WordPress Reader statistics you can see a flag for every country that has ever clicked on you blog. I have been visited by 67 countries and my geography has improved no end.
In order of decreasing views
United Kingdom, United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Latvia, New Zealand, Ireland, Poland, Cyprus, Sweden, Chile, Belgium, Norway, South Africa, India, Czech Republic, Romania, Austria, Vietnam, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Antigua and Barbuda, Russian Federation, Argentina, Malaysia, Guernsey, Réunion, Philippines, Taiwan, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Singapore, Brazil, Hungary, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Isle of Man, Jersey, Thailand, Bangladesh, Slovakia, Portugal, Serbia, Malta, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Peru, Nepal, Angola, Ukraine, Kenya, Estonia, Croatia.
I would love to know who you all are. If you don’t want to comment directly on my blog then why not drop me an email. (See contact link above). Your anonymity will be safe.
My family has relatives in both Japan and Canada; at the moment the race is on to see who will be in third place at my one year anniversary. They are pretty close at the moment.
I don’t want to single individuals out, but there are a group of fellow gardening bloggers ( or are they blogging gardeners? ) who have supported me from the early days and who always manage to comment on my posts. I would just like to say a special THANK YOU; I really appreciate your friendship and support.
I recently did a survey, as part of a WordPress course, that many of you took part in. The results showed the following:
- You are more interested in reading about my garden than about other gardens I visit, but there was still sufficient interest in these to continue occasionally.
- Most of you would like to hear from me several times a week, which is good as that is what I aim for.
- Many of you like to read my posts to compare with gardens in other parts of the world. That is one reason I read overseas blogs too.
But basically many of you said to just keep on doing what I am doing; thanks for your vote of confidence – I will aim to do just that!
I have also started a new blog!
and a New Start
I needed somewhere for the rest of my life that has nothing to do with gardening. I know that isn’t so much, actually, but I am also hoping that The Traveller will contribute with some of his travel stories.
I have just published a post about a weekend in London; viewing the poppies at the Tower, the Lord Mayor’s show and the streets of London as I have never seen them before.
Please pop over for a read. . . .