Sunday, 12 June 2011

Another milestone

I moved my counter a bit up so you can see that I nearly reached 40.000 visitors. I always celebrate the little milestones on my blog and this year again one of the people who comment  I will send a souvenier from NZ. I will pull one out of a hat.

I started around this time 4 years ago so that's a steady 10.000 a year. Not bad for a part time blogger as I am not alwasy committed to the blog. The reason is that I went through a lot of changes in my life in the last 4 years. I've more plans which will take up even more of me. Something what excites me a lot but which will be also very demanding. It has to grow on me first before I can take the plunge (or not).

I always will try to blog because what I love most is making pictures, writing poetry, collecting beautiful stories, poems and quotes. I use them when Iwant to thank somebody or sometimes just as a present I give a notebook with on the first page a suitable quote or poem. That will be my gift  when I reach the 50.000 as a thank you as you bloggers make it so much fun.

Thanks to blogging I started and discovered photography and poetry. Making photo's is easy in beautiful NZ so I have many favourites. My favourite poem I wrote is Indulgence in dance.
I have to be relaxed to write and at the moment I am on the run all the time so won't be able to do proper writing .

Thanks to you all for visiting me and especially to beach from The Life and Times of a Carolina Parrothead as he has been very loyal for a long time eventhough I have been a bad blogger. I've got for him a NZ souvenier as well.

Arohanui marja


  1. Blogging is a strange world, isn't it? The stuff you think is not so good is the stuff people seem to like the most!

    Congrats on your milestone! Here's to the next one!

  2. WOW!
    400, 000 visitors!
    That is quite a milestone!
    Always enjoy my visits here, Marja.

    Take care & be well.

    Margie x

  3. Gefeliciteerd, Marja! I "lost" your blog, but here I am again. Blogging can be great fun and sometimes addictive. Keep it up; the world needs to know more about New Zealand.

    PS. I just moved to Moldova. Most people I know have no idea where that is ;)

  4. Congratulations, that's very impressive! I'd love to reach that number, and it's encouraging to see what you've achieved.

  5. People blog for different reasons but there is a very appealing self-motivating factor that most share. We can post as much or as little as we like. The taskmaster is our own initiative and when circumstances permit. Congratulations on the milestone and creating a place where visitors have been informed, entertained and inspired. I like the insightful quote you gave. It has the ring of truth. :)

  6. You are one very beautiful lady and I am so glad I found you again! Watching your strength is inspiring!

    I must admit, much of my blogging is an endeavour to keep beautiful thoughts - through poetry and photos - uppermost! That is my strength through the tough times! Although occasionally some sad thoughts slip through!

    My blogging is a little haphazard at the moment because my broken right arm slows me down! Nowhere near my usual output!

    Congrats on your milestone! So many of us enjoy your writings!


  7. Sure has been a long time since you started, Marja, and you have made us just that bit richer by your blogs. Keep going, gal!

  8. Hi Marja! With the long weekend here in Lisbon (four days off...), I finally manage to stroll around Blogosphere...

    Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in some beautiful villages... Enjoy and have a splendid week!!

  9. Congratulation, that is a wonderful milestone to achieve. Keep up the good work. x

  10. Marja, I have just realised! If you are getting 10,000 visits per annum, then 500,000 is going to take 50 years! You know that I shall not be around then so can you change the figure please. Please.

  11. Congratulations on your milestone, and your commitment. I've been blogging more than 5 years now, and I think I've learned more about many things, including myself, than in all my previous 49.

  12. Thanks to you all for visiting me and especially to beach...

    No problem and thanks for the mention. Just hope the earth stops shaking down there.

  13. I loved your poem Indulgence in dance...I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Congratulations on reaching 40,000 visitors...that's so impressive! Your blog feels warm and welcoming and's no wonder you have a successful blog! xx

  14. Back again! Just letting you know that my thoughts are with you today! Be safe!

  15. Congrats on your 40,000 visitor milestone. Your blog is 4 years old and not even earthquakes has stopped it. We celebrate with you. Thank you for a wonderful blog and being a wonderful person and such a positive force in the blogging community. I went back to re-read "Indulgence in Dance". It was great and passionate. Maybe there's gypsy in both of us.

  16. May be some people do jump the ferry.

    In the river where I was born, where ocean going ships could dick 90 miles upstream.

    We had a ferry, people were lax, we were supposed to get out of the car before Dad drove on to the ferry, some people didn't bother.

    One dusk, a family drove to the ramp just as the ferry was sailing. The man drove into the river, when people tried in vain, a whole family was drowned.

    was just telling my students to write a story of a soldier going to help Chch yesterday morning.


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