WTF…err…I mean…”Oh goodness”


Friday 06 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike


I try not to harp on about stats all the time, but some of these ‘collective milestones’, such as this should not be passed by with a small celebratory “yay” or “woopie-doo” at the very least.

After all, it is not my doing, but YOURS. It is not me who clicks on this blog, but you guys… so these are YOUR stats, and so this is my humble post to celebrate YOU, the Spikey’s and all our other readers who pop in from time to time 😀




As you will often see bloggers comment, I am amazed not just at the initial interest, but the continuation of interest shown in this humble blog. As for me, I am thoroughly enjoying the ride. It’s a lot of work I guess, certainly time-consuming, but for me, it’s become like a new and worthwhile hobby, rather than a chore or anything resembling that. I feel, for some bizarre reason, that I have ‘stuff’ to say and ‘stuff’ to share, so whilst ever there seem to be folk out there who perhaps say “Yeah all right then Spike, I’ll listen to ya”, then I’m just gonna keep on, keeping on!


No idea what this was supposed to portray… just saw it and chuckled! (sorry)


One of the greatest pleasures of blogging I find, are reading and responding to all the comments. Hits and even likes are great, sure, don’t get me wrong, I love my silent faithful followers, but the increase in ‘comment’ traffic in the past month has also been inspiring too. Getting to know some of my longer term followers a little better, and meeting lots of newbies has been quite something.

As for the stats, this is what I meant by a ‘collective milestone’ that you guys have now accrued a rather impressive bunch of them :-

30,090 HITS, from 89 COUNTRIES

1,618 COMMENTS (but I guess maybe 40% are my ‘replies’)

608 FOLLOWERS (or Spikey’s of course)


And in a bizarre twist, the day that tipped it over 30,000 happened to be the highest ever day of page hits and new followers – spooky times 😀


So, on behalf of Clan Spike; that’s Cousin Spike Jnr,
Aunty Spike, me (Uncle Spike), and even Granny Spike,
thank you one and all.



Thanks also to WordPress and the helpers there for all the advice

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36 thoughts on “WTF…err…I mean…”Oh goodness”

  1. Amy says:

    A remarkable milestone!


  2. Well I just found your blog when you read one of my posts and I am now a dedicated Spikey! I loved the tale of the inspectors- sounds just like the arrival of OFSTED in school- but at least we were told they were coming!
    Imagine though the terror of the teachers- when the children were questioned about the teaching and learning! Even 5 year olds who say the funniest things.
    Nice to meet you and I look forward to chuckling along to your tales x


  3. Kavita Joshi says:

    beautiful pic and love the post .thanks a lot for sharing dea..keep posting


  4. Madeline says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have a great blog and I enjoy coming here. I love your blog so keep up the amazing work! 🙂


  5. KG says:

    Ooh did I just become a Spikey by clicking that follow button? Boy am I glad 😉


  6. CONGRATULATIONS on your milestone! Your blog is awesome, soon you’ll reach double of your current stats. Keep up the good work! 🙂


  7. Gill McGrath says:

    Hi Spike. Thought for a minute that was you with the camel! Congrats and all that on your lovely blog!


  8. hardcoreviajero says:

    I’ve just happened to come across your blog and instantly found your anecdotes truly worth reading. Hope I’d be your 30,091st from the 90th country to visit your page. 🙂


  9. Great post! also congratulations on your milestones! You must be veteran Blogger. By the way how do you put the banner under your Header on the homepage. And thanks for the like on my latest article! 😀


  10. 2browndawgs says:

    Congrats on your success and thanks so much for stopping by my blog!


  11. juliecrombe says:

    Congrats with those results! I’m just like that, checking out my stats! It’s a great way for you as a blogger to create some more confidence in what you’re doing and it makes you feel like the time you put in the blog is worth it, because people are actually enjoying your pictures or blog posts! I wish you all the luck in the world with this blog and hope you keep getting followers! 😉 Great job!
    Please check out my blog too and let’s follow each other!


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Thanks for the good wishes.
      The stats are not that important to be honest, just an indicator to relative success/failure of what I chose to rabbit on about. When I lose followers and have poor stats, I have to pull my socks up; equally, I can see when folk think I’m on the right lines.
      As for following you… err, I already do 🙂


  12. timecollage says:

    Your blog is awesome and it deserves the followers it has and more than that. I just love your stories, and that’s why I keep coming back. Keep up the amazing work!


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Wow, thank you very much. As I said to another commenter, my brain is frazzled with many things in life, so what the heck, might as well write some of it down 🙂

      Good to know you enjoy the blog. I’ll have to commission you as my ‘agent’ 🙂


  13. Congratulations! That is quite a milestone. I like the idea behind your blog!


  14. Congrats Uncle Spike…


  15. newbloggycat says:

    Keep up the good work Uncle Spike! Stories from the heart are always appreciated 🙂


  16. Scout Paget says:

    Congrats on this incredible milestone! 😀


  17. Well done Spike – keep going!


  18. Danielle says:

    That is awesome! I love your blog, so keep it up.


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