another milestone

Well I know my writing on the blog has slowed in the last year. It’s not that I’ve lost interest, far from it, nor that I’ve run out of subject matter – I’ve got more stuff half-written and saved in the draft facility than you can shake a stick at. It’s just that my time seems to be taken up on family and work matters now that we’ve moved back here more or less permanently. But I’m delighted to know that whilst the postings have slowed the blog continues to attract a constant audience of loyal readers which is just terrific. You might have noticed that recently we went through the 200,000 views mark, which is pretty staggering. It doesn’t seem 5 minutes since I did a recorded video posting (‘and now for something completely different’) thanking readers for their 100k viewings. And now we’ve doubled that somehow. It still amazes me. Many thanks folks.

When I did the posting celebrating 150k viewings I listed some of the best-liked (or, more accurately, viewed) postings. These haven’t changed much but it was interesting earlier just to have a look at which of the postings are least viewed and presumably enjoyed. Out of the more than 600 postings which I’ve  written since I started the blog in 2007, below are all the ones which have attracted 250 views or less and are now rarely visited:

the chuckle brothers; it’s over More stats 250
weather More stats 249
arsenal lose to spurs; lessons learned? More stats 249
managerial swap shop; a never-ending story More stats 249
wey hey, back online! More stats 248
manchester pride More stats 248
t’yorkshire cup final More stats 247
snakes! More stats 247
oh yeh gaunty? More stats 247
sarkozy More stats 247
Strictly X Factor Celebrity More stats 246
blackpool v the stones More stats 246
hartless portsmouth fc. More stats 246
hewson, we have a problem More stats 244
football update More stats 244
zola: uptown boy at upton park More stats 243
cap’n rio More stats 243
books! More stats 242
The Who? Factor More stats 242
obama wins More stats 240
and the winner is…. More stats 239
return to italy More stats 239
football latest More stats 238
basel – faulty More stats 238
The Restaurant More stats 238
roy of the ravers More stats 238
customer service More stats 237
let’s dance More stats 236
football forecasts: check this out More stats 234
chelsea blues More stats 234
moyles going down More stats 234
pasta paulie tips for lasting fame More stats 233
conference time More stats 233
the shirts off their backs More stats 233
mad mo and miserable macca More stats 233
The Magpies! More stats 232
what a couple of turkeys More stats 232
a great day for football More stats 231
unbelievably bad tv soap drama shock More stats 230
(ciao and) arrivederci roma More stats 228
cooking (for men who don’t do cooking): salad and great fries More stats 228
the not so special one More stats 228
song lyrics More stats 228
football finances More stats 227
girls like chocolate More stats 227
heathrow? – heath robinson more like. More stats 226
Clothes Show and birmingham More stats 225
more odd ads More stats 225
beckham gets his 100th cap More stats 225
location, location, location More stats 224

Now this is a slight shame because I’m particularly fond of a number of these postings and would count some of them amongst my personal favourites such as ‘Hewson, we have a problem’, ‘managerial swap-shop; a never-ending story’, ‘pasta paulie tips for lasting fame’ and my all-time probable fave ‘let’s dance’. I still have a laugh at the video link of the guy dad dancing near the end of that posting – clearly not a shared view among the blogs readers!!

You can always check out a few of these long-forgotten and unloved postings by clicking on the titles from the list above. There is a lot of crap in there too I confess.


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About Paul

Having decided on a change of life by moving home from the UK to Italy, this is the story and thoughts of a man on a personal journey from the Blackpool Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in search of la dolce vita. After several olive harvests he's now back in London but en route he shares his very personal perspectives on life.

2 thoughts on “another milestone

  1. I’ve got a dozen drafts saved for my main blog as well. I’m going to try to get caught up on everything over this 4-day weekend.

    It sucks when Real Life gets in the way of precious blogging time, doesn’t it?

  2. Hi JR

    many thanks for checking in. I guess it must be Thanksgiving w/e over in the US. Just a regular 2-day w/e over here sadly. I still doubt I’ll get round to dusting off some of those half-finished postings – I kind of lose interest in the subject matter if i don’t complete the posting in a single bit of writing. How on earth do authors ever finish off a book?

    Have a great w/e all my American friends – remind me was thanks being given for leaving rainy Britain, surviving the journey or for the native Americans who shared their food with the starving early settlers? Whatever the reason have a good one!


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