Why do I blog?
I had a brief period when I was rather focused on statistics - after all, when other people have hundreds, or even thousands of visitors to their blogs, my statistics appear to be very poor.
The average is half a dozen readers, sometimes there are none. One of my posts once received over 40 visits - that was a giddy moment - I wonder why they all came. I didn't think it was a particularly interesting post...
I had been turning this question over in my mind, when one blog that I regularly read had a post on the same kind of question;
So, why DO I blog?
I think that the clue is in the title: "A letter from home". I set up my first ever blog as a journal of our amazing trip to Canada last year.
I wanted it to be a kind of thank you for those fabulous weeks; the wedding, seeing where our friends live and their local area, and of course the once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Niagara Falls.
As I was writing it, I realised it was a brilliant way of staying in touch, not only with our Canadian friends, but also with other members of our family.
That was a "private" blog, just about the trip.
So I started this one, as a random collection of snips and snaps, bits and pieces - "pits and pieces" as my godmother calls them, that crop up, like the weeds
among the paving slabs of our very imperfectly laid patio.
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