In 2009, while moored at the Black Country Museum in Dudley, we met Sue and Vic off narrowboat No Problem and that dear lady suggested that we should start a blog. It seemed a sensible idea, the family would obviously love the idea of knowing what the olds were up to so, with Sue's help, I set this up. Within a couple of months the family had inevitably lost interest but to my amazement we seemed to have gained viewers from across the globe and the blog had taken on a life of its own.
Since then I have slavishly related the happenings of our life on the canals of England and am now amazed to find that, according to Neocounter, we have had visitors from one hundred and seven countries. I appreciate that a large proportion of these will have have tripped over the site whilst innocently seeking knowledge of dasypodidae but we also seem to have regular visitors from many places across the globe, what intrigues me is who and why?
I know there has been some discussion of late about the popularity of various blogs as measured by the differering systems available and the apparent unfairness of some of these. This blog languishes, generally, in the middle ranks which is fine by us as we do not regard blogging as a competition but as a pastime that we enjoy and hopefully brings pleasure to others. Neoworks and the UK Waterways Sites were added to liven up the appearance and never agree on the number of visitors and neither of them agree with Google's counting, something that never ceases to amuse.
But to get to the nub, the point, of this post, apart from some fellow bloggers, there are rarely any comments left by visitors, regular or casual, and we are left with no idea as to their opinions of our meanderings. Please do feel free to comment, let us know your opinions, however derogatory, and a clue as to your location would add a frisson of excitement to our blogging.
Watch this space............