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I Am Four!

I am Four

 

Hooray!

Four years old

Today!

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Well it’s four years since I started this blog. Time flies when you’re having fun!

Thank you to everyone who has popped by my blog and liked or commented on a post. I thoroughly enjoy visiting your blogs, reading your interesting posts and marvelling at your awesome photography.

I really appreciate the interaction and have found the WP community to be friendly and caring. I have come to know many of you well, even though we have never met, being separated in many instances by vast oceans, and I count you as my virtual friends.

I received so many incredibly kind comments on my 1000th post the other day; Thank You all very much. I don’t expect you to comment again now! It is a pity that my 1000th post and my 4th WP Anniversary did not exactly coincide, though they were so close!

Also I don’t mention these little milestones to garner praise, but rather because so many rotten things happen in life, that I feel we should always celebrate the positive things; even if it is only the minor achievement of a WP notification!

1000 posts

WP Anniversary

 

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1000 Posts!

Muizenberg Beach

This is my 1000th post!

Whoot!

It has taken me very nearly four years to get here, but as the saying goes, it is the journey, not the destination, that is important.

As long as I’m having fun, I’ll keep on blogging.

And a Big Thank You to everyone who has joined me along the way. Without your company my friends, there would be no point.

 

Over 100! – Shaggy Dog

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Funny, but you can never gauge how ‘popular’ a post is going to be!

I know that I will get more likes if I publish a photo of food or a flower and that any posts and photos about Little Monkey my dog will fall way under the radar.

That’s fine!

I long ago decided to Blog for Myself!

Yes, I realise that might be considered selfish, but you have to ask the question, “Why am I blogging?

For me the answer is a resounding FOR FUN!

I don’t expect to generate income from my blog, so I don’t need to worry about what is popular (thank goodness!)

And I figure, if I am not having fun, how can I expect any readers to enjoy themselves?

So, regardless of the statistics that WP is so fond of broadcasting to us, I post what I find interesting. If my Readers also enjoy it, all to the good. If not, no worries; I had fun writing my post.

I put a great deal of time and effort into many of my posts; editing photos and supplementing the text with links to other info. Still, none of this matters in the real world! 

I am a small blog and my posts usually get around 50 likes; sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more.

My most popular post is (to me) a more boring post about afternoon tea, entitled Decadent High Tea. OK yes, the cakes did have gold leaf on them, but still – it’s tea and cake for Pete’s sake!

My dog posts usually fair the worst of all, in ratings.

So imagine my surprise on finding that a recent post A Shaggy Dog Story of my dog Little Monkey after her bath was now my second most popular post in January!

This is unheard of!

Decadent high Tea has 85 Likes

A Shaggy Dog Story is sitting at 82 Likes

Sooooo close!

Oh I’ve just now got to 84 Likes on Shaggy Dog! This is so exciting!

Further update.

Shaggy Dog has toppled High Tea and now stands as my Most Liked post at 90 Likes!

Whoa! Shaggy Dog is now at 95 Likes! What happened?

NEWSFLASH  Shaggy Dog has reached 100 likes!

Final tally as of going to press: Shaggy Dog has 114 Likes!

Wow!  This is great news. Little Monkey is overjoyed!

Hooray! 🙂

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This poses further questions; such as why is the post still being liked many weeks after it was published? This is unusual for me, unless it is a topic that people might be expected to search for, such as Winter Solstice for example.

Perhaps WP has been putting my post out there, for some reason?

I have no idea. But Little Monkey and I are very grateful to each and every one of you who popped by and gave Shaggy Dog a Like.

Thank you!

 

Happy New Year 2018

Sunrise

As the sun sets on 2017 and rises on 2018, I’d like to wish my WP friends all the very best for the coming year.

Thank you for your friendship during this last year and here’s hoping the coming year will be a good one for you all, with health and happiness.

Here’s to a great 2018.

Cheers from Scifi and Little Monkey.

Happy New Year!

 

LEET

LEET

So, apparently I have a “Leet” number of WP followers.

What’s Leet when it’s at home anyway?

It’s an alternative alphabet for many languages that is used mostly on the internet. (You can read up about it here on Wiki if you like.)

What do I think of my Leet WP trophy?

The same as I thought when I got 1000 followers, which you can check out in Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder.

Meh!

Basically (because I realise no-one has the time to look up an old post) only 5% of my followers actually follow me. But that’s fine, because those that do are great friends. And that’s what it’s all about: the interactions, not the numbers.

Thank you all for being here!

Still, it’s always nice to “win” something!

 

I’m Back Again!

Happy LM

Hello my friends! I’m back from my travels.

I hope you have all been keeping well?

As you can see from the photo, Little Monkey was very happy to see me again.

 

I look forward to catching up with you all, in random order, but as I follow many bloggers, it may take some time.

However, normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!