I would love the give a huge hug to the people who came across from my other blog, Firebyrd, my personal friends Trousers, Paula and Zan, and long time blog mates, Mel and Nitebyrd and thanks for sticking it out guys.
To the people who joined up at the beginning, Lindy, Diane, Marilyn and Malcom, you are heroes for signing up and hanging about all this time.
To all the other people who make up or have made up the list of contributors for BW thank you for your time and effort. And particularly the people who post every day, even if that's only for a short time, so Kim, Gail, , and April the recent daily gang, thanks a bunch.
A big hug must got to Richard, for his help and support when I've been stuck on a computer issue, for setting up his techno blog that ran alongside BW for a while, and now for his new blog, http://enjoythisimage.blogspot.com which is a wonderful new resource for people who don't want to stop playing!
Just a few completely nerdy facts as I write this;
There have been 3843 blogs posted.
There have been 18465 comments.
The blog has been viewed 102,795 times, from the USA- 33,860; from the UK-25,049; Romania -7,967; NZ-6,545; Italy-4016; France-2,796; Germany-2,168; Qatar-1,838; Malaysia-1,550 and Thailand- 1,303
The single most popular photograph prize goes to Lindy for her recent Wild Clematis, second is also Lindy with Sunset Lago Di Bolsena back in June 2010. Third is Victor's recent sleepy cat, this is taken from the statistic of how many page views they have had.
We have 221 followers.
So all in all a pile of statistics to be proud of!
So not bad for my little whim. I don't know whether I'll ever restart this or whether I'll join Richards new blog, but I have kept all your email addresses and so will try and visit you in your other blogs by and by. Although I am trying to walk away, at least from for a while from jolly blogging and going to try and do some work on my two books that I've got lurking in blogland somewhere, as the damned things aren't writing themselves!
I wish you all good luck and happieness in all your adventures. Pop round and see me sometime.
It's been a blast and I couldn't have done it without you.
Lots of love