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:
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.
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?
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!