Half a million !


Monday 15 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

So that’s it, half a million page views in the bag!

I stopped being obsessive over blog stats moons ago. To be honest, I don’t hold much belief in their accuracy either when, on numerous occasions, you’ll suddenly see exactly 300 views pop up in two mins from a country rarely on your stats radar. And then of course there are non registering views, such as WP Reader, whereby the post url is never accessed, and so zero page views generated.

However, saying all that, it’s a humbling turn of events, sitting back and seeing a creation go from zero to 500k. That was always my target too when I first started out. Like everything in life, one tries to do each task justice; to give it your best, and to prove to yourself that you can do something you never thought possible. So I guess I’ve ticked that one….

Sydelle's pic for uncle spike copy_blog

So what’s next? Well, as regulars will no doubt have seen, over the past six months life has been hectic and all-consuming for us; and so much so, that my spare time is in the negative on most days. Of course, the downside impact has seen a huge hit on the time I have to spare to blog. It’s a sad turn of events, but such is life. My aim is to keep on going with photo-blogging at least, and hope we’ll turn a corner at some point in the future where my trusty pen (keyboard) sees more literary action after such a long hiatus.

Watch this space I guess….

But enough about me, this post has one simple message I want to get across, and that is to say a simple, honest and straight-up “thank you” to all you guys out there for your continued support. After all, that’s why we blog if we are honest, eh?


37 thoughts on “Half a million !

  1. massive congratulations, I am a recent followers, but have enjoyed the posts I have read so far 🙂


  2. Whuhoo don’t give up the 1mil target is within reach 🙂


  3. happyface313 says:

    🙂 Congratulations!
    Very well done. You really earned all the clicks! I always enjoy your photos and posts.
    Here’s to the next 500K 😀
    All the best from Vienna 🙂

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  4. Yvonne says:

    That is so gratifying to read, Spike. You work so hard in your ‘real’ life, and still find time to post regularly. Well done!

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  5. Sue Slaght says:

    Congrats to you Spike! What a pleasure to connect with you across the miles. I too have been writing less, once a week now, to find a better life balance. I shall look forward to your posts whenever they arrive. 🙂

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  6. lspeng1951 says:

    Congratulations and well done.

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  7. Way to go, Spike! (•́⌄•́๑)૭✧

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  8. Warmest congratulations to you Uncle Spike – well deserved..I always enjoy following your blog.

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  9. 500,000 and counting. Exceptional photos and content keep us all coming back. Congratulations.


  10. Congratulations! Here’s looking toward that million mark!

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  11. Well done Spike, accurate or not that is quite an achievement!


  12. Gill McGrath says:

    Congratulations. Better go look at mine!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. AnnetteM says:

    Congratulations – that is impressive! Love the drawings too!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. dayphoto says:

    Well done, Uncle Spike! I’ll bet that was a cool drawing by Spikey Jr. Now you have me wondering what my views have been…guess I will go look!


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  15. Dennis says:

    Congrats Spike, that’s what happens when you are passionate about blogging and not obsessed with stats. I have something around 1.7 million page views and never cared a lot about it, because I just want to keep writing, and it seems you like the same approach. It’s not a shame to take a look at times, and you can be proud if you find out that a lot of people loaded your pages. There are people who stop writing because the numbers aren’t rising fast enough for them, they just give up because of that. And then there are people who just don’t care how much people stop by, they keep writing and writing, and the irony is, they are the ones who will see big numbers, because they keep the ball rolling no matter what happens. 🙂

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  16. Bravo, Uncle Spike. Well deserved. Glad to consider myself one of your earlier followers. You got me with Africa, some songs from the 70s and occasional parenting posts. And with Friday Flower, of course.

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