What with all the kerfuffle in the past week, I completely overlooked the 10th anniversary of my very first post in Tales From A Toymaker!!
Yes, hard to believe isn't it. I've been 'writing' this
That's a l-o-n-g time.
120 months 11 days
or 523 weeks 3 days
or 3,664 days
or 87,936 hours
or 5,276,160 minutes
or 316,569,600 seconds
*shakes head in disbelief*
According to the stats, in that time I've penned almost 1600 posts, most of which have been published, although a few still languish in 'drafts'.
It has been read in more than 100 countries and has had just over 250,000 hits!
3000 people have left (mostly kind) comments.
Small Dog has featured 754 times. Actually I just made that bit up (the other state are genuine though) but it does feel as though she is a co-contributor.
My blog is like an old friend, with whom I have shared my best and worst times. My successes and failures, trials and tribulations.
Highs and lows....
I have confided some toe-curlingly embarrassingly experiences and shared my views on just about everything.
Last year I was considering pulling the plug, or at the very least putting it into cryogenic suspension, but we've limped along regardless.
Thanks to FB the volume of posts has fallen dramatically, but if I'm to keep it going then I really must commit to posting more regularly. Even once a week would be an improvement.
For those of you who have been here from the very beginning (and I know there are a few of you) thank you for your support and encouragement over the past decade. It's been much appreciated.
Now, I'm going to close before I come over all emotional *sniff*