March 31st means it is blog’iversary time. Sixteen years since that first tentative post!
New Zealand is a long way from everywhere and social media eliminates that gap. What makes this anniversary strange is due to the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown even connections with local family, friends, colleagues are virtual. I usually put a blog related photo from the year in these posts but this is a favourite view, just 20km away on Auckland’s West Coast, which currently might as well be on the other side of the globe!
I really appreciate the connections blogging, and more recently Twitter & Facebook, have enabled. While the other platforms have taken over much of the day to day activity I still prefer having the content I really value, in terms of wanting to retain, on my ‘own’ platform. To everyone, everywhere, thanks for visiting (just crept over 2 million page views!), reading and subscribing both here and the other platforms!
Statistics follow in the extended post but are for me, you don’t have to read them!