Thursday 27 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike
This blog now has over 1,000 followers; a fact I’m slowly getting used to. However, like all bloggers, it takes a while to sink in that what we do is favoured by folk other than our spouse/partner, mum, neighbour and the pet dog, and maybe even the postman or your aunt’s electrician.
Personally I have found my followers to be a constant source of support, challenge and friendship. When I started out on this journey, to be honest I hadn’t anticipated the level of interaction – it’s been a pleasant surprise though, and pretty much an important part of why, 8 months on, I still enjoy each and every blogging day.
Followers come, followers go… but they (you) all count.
I spent an evening recently browsing back through the pages and pages of followers. At one point I wondered about ‘awards’, but there again, how can one judge; all of you are different and unique. So I decided to look back and simply see who, from the very start, is ‘still around’. And to balance that, have a look at the newest too.
Spikey No. 1
My very first follower was none other than the motorcycling rural pastor from South Africa, known to many as The Rider. This chap posts regular quality stuff all about life in SA, his work with his widespread congregation, as well as his love of motorbikes and travel. It’s an interesting blog and has attracted some 1,451 followers over the past 12 months; so you can be assured it’s a quality read.
Spikey No. 1,000
And to balance that, my latest follower is a self-confessed “nerd, a gamer, a writer, a troll and a maniac all in a neat little 5’4 package of British awesomeness”…. Haha, time to meet the Old School Harlequin, or Jack, from World of Harley. How fitting for the 1,000th Spikey to be a fellow Brit who, like me, is ever so slightly bonkers it would seem. And the longer-standing Spikey’s will no doubt be proclaiming right now; “How fitting indeed”. Welcome aboard Jack.
And so to The Rider, Jack and all the rest of you 998 Spikey’s out there, I just want to say thanks. Thanks for the support, thanks for reading, commenting and the ‘likes’ of my work… but most of all, thanks for the inspiration.
Now enough of all this… my chainsaw is calling me back to work…