things you have liked

Last week I wrote a post about the statistics on my new Cornish blog. I say new as it was started in April 2016 when I relocated to Cornwall. This blog on the other hand has been around since 2013. So I decided to see what has been popular on my other blogs and see if there are any similarities.

All Time Viewings ( from February 2013 when this blog was first published)

  1. Road Trip | USA California San Francisco to Carmel
  2. Road Trip | Cape Town to Hermanus
  3. Bench Photo Challenge Page (Rules)
  4. Me and My Travels
  5. Alert Bay V | The World’s Tallest Totem Pole
  6. Walking the Right Bank Passages in Paris
  7. Cape Town Revisited
  8. Passion Facade Doors
  9. Road Trip | USA California The Big Sur
  10. Geology of Cornwall
Beach Huts
Beach Huts, Muizenberg, False Bay

And during the last year (2018)

  1. Road Trip | Cape Town to Hermanus
  2. Alert Bay V | The World’s Tallest Totem Pole
  3. Passion Facade Doors
  4. Road Trip | USA California San Francisco to Carmel
  5. Nativity Facade Doors
  6. The Call to Place
  7. Me and My Travels
  8. Earth Day 2018 | Drowning in Plastic
  9. Darkness and Light
  10. Sweet Treats

Conclusions? My very first post was published in February 2013 and got only one visit at the time. My most recent posts get around 30 likes so things have improved. Of course likes do not necessarily reflect that a person has actually visited and read the post as they can click on like in the Reader without viewing. I judge the popularity of a post by the comments it attracts and to be honest I find this the most enjoyable aspect of blogging. Not that I don’t enjoy writing the posts, I do, but the process is made much more interactive through the people who take the time to not only read or view, but also to make a comment. Often building up a conversation between us all. Over time an online relationship can develop. My blogs tend to be written for myself – especially on this blog where I record trips I have been on – though the photo challenges are different as they are for a wider audience. The most popular posts however appear to be those from my travels and I guess that is from people making searches for a particular location. I certainly hope that what they find is helpful.

Currently I have no trips planned, and in fact since moving to Cornwall I have become very much a ‘stay at home’ person, so posts on this blog will of necessity take a different format throughout this year. To begin with I will start to reblog some of the lesser visited posts from the past and maybe turn to some more travel writing experiences that I have not yet published. I hope that you will continue to follow me and enjoy my posts. I value each and every one of you who stop by and view, like, comment and support my blog. Thank you.

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Time x Square

Time is quickly running out for December squares hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or ‘time running away from you’.

Day 28  Going Back in Time

My two older brothers and I back in the 1950s when boys were dressed in the same style of clothes as the adults. This must have been a special occasion and most likely the photograph was by a professional. I was about 21 months then and obviously my attention was not focused on the photographer!

To join in with the Squares challenge please visit Becky for instructions. Remember the only proper rule is that the photo must be SQUARE.

December Squares | Day Twenty-eight

home thoughts from abroad

Home thoughts from abroad is a new series on Travel Words featuring a single photograph that reminds me of a country visited and showing something that uniquely identifies it as being ‘abroad’.

My one and so far only trip to New Zealand was four years ago. My son and his Kiwi partner took me over to Raglan to meet the in laws. I fell in love with the incredible green landscape of the north island and the black sandy beaches which sparkled in the sun. 

This is the last of the Home Thoughts from Abroad series. I hope you have enjoyed travelling with me this year to places from my past. It has been lovely to go back in time and relive some of the many places I have been fortunate to visit.