Wednesday 06 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike
I started up this blog back in mid June. It was a ‘soft launch’ so to speak, with my intention being to write once a week etc etc… Yeah right, like a stuck to that. But I can unashamedly say that I love my blog, or rather, I love blogging, as it has brought about a whole new hobby to keep me out of Aunty Spikes hair when she is preparing lectures of an evening or at the weekends. So I guess this post is actually from us both.
Can’t believe sometimes how well it has taken off. Sure, I’ve had to learn a ton of stuff and fine tune like some small orchestra, but all in all, with spade-full’s of help from my bloggy friends, Uncle Spikes Adventures is still alive and kicking after almost 5 months 🙂
I was having a browse through my Stats page this evening after a minor calamity which I shall term as one of the Up’s & Downs of life. Picture this.
– Kiddo in bed, Aunty Spike working away
– Make myself a sneaky mug of hot chocolate 🙂
– Milk boiled, cocoa stirred, lift up mug
– Sneeze, start again, bugger 😦
Anyway, back to those Stats. With just over 200 posts and not far off 20,000 hits, and over 900 comments, the support has been very encouraging indeed, so guess I had better keep on going.
But what was interesting, was a browse through the list of Followers. As I am sure we all know and experience, there are always a few who are are just commercial hitters or reciprocal Stat Hunters. However, many of you have been kind enough to let me know that whilst generally one of the shy bunch, a large ‘silent contingency’ of regular readers exists and are alive and well out there (“helloo”). Add to that the many ‘regulars’ who are constantly nice and chatty and well, ‘always there’… I’m truly honoured to have such an audience for my collection of rambles through my funny old life.
It was also interesting to see how many of my very earliest followers are still hanging around 🙂 And so I dedicate this meagre morsel of a post to you, my 457 Followers, or “Spikeys”, “The Spikets”… Hmm, time to stop rabbiting on me thinks!