Most days I look at the Admin and Stats pages here just to make sure that there’s nothing amiss. When I looked on Sunday, 11th January I was surprised to see that the previous days page views numbered over 200 which is at least four times higher than I would have expected. Looking at the posts viewed I saw that most of them were from I started the blog at the end of May 2007 through into 2008.
All was revealed later that day when I received an email via the Contact me page –
I came upon your blog by chance when reading another one, so one gardener led me to another…I started reading your Flighty’s plot blog yesterday morning starting at the beginning and need to ask you a couple of questions…I was born and raised in the UK and now reside in Kentucky, USA so I’m familiar with, and can relate to, a lot about which you write…And you write well…I am enjoying your posts and will sit down to read more later, with a cuppa!…Thanks, Liz.
I replied and since then we’ve emailed back and forth fairly regularly. Liz has now read through into 2013 and so far made nearly 150 comments (!) on posts, all of which I’ve replied to.
She sent me one email saying that she’d been distracted by Lucy’s Tree Following which she thought was a great idea and wanted to join in the fun this year with one of her own trees but she doesn’t blog. No problem I replied you can do guest posts here, the first of which should be published on Tuesday.
I’m always delighted when non-bloggers read and comment here, and often email me as well. Liz wrote in one of hers…Thanks for your generous attributes to your fellow bloggers, your upbeat attitude to life and it’s daily blessings.
I’m sure that Liz won’t mind me showing these crocuses which she photographed in her garden yesterday morning. As of Friday the first of mine was still tightly furled.
Have a good week!