This morning the WordPress stats counter indicated that I have had 100,000 visits to my site since I started this blog 18 months ago.
While I realise this isn’t on a par to finding a cure for AIDS, or even sleeping sickness, it does give me a reason to pause and smile.
I want to thank everybody who’s dropped in during this time and watched this blog evolve since I first started it in October 2008, when I was living (and diving- sigh) in Papua New Guinea. I hope it’s been an entertaining ride. I’ve certainly enjoyed it- and enjoyed interacting with the many of you who’ve left comments and started conversations during this time.
I realise that in perspective, this isn’t a particularly newsworthy event. Especially in the world in which I tend to inhabit, where we’re still struggling to house people in Haiti before the monsoon begins, provide shelter for homeless survivor’s of Chile’s quake before winter sets in, figure out how to help millions of children at risk from starvation in Niger and Chad, or manage ongoing low-visibility crises in Darfur, Sri Lanka, northern Pakistan, and thirty other countries worldwide. So I won’t go on about it much.
But 100,000 visits is, well, quite a few. And I’m pretty humbled by the attention and interest.
I wish you all a great day, and look forward to more posts, visits, comments and conversations into the future.
Many many thanks!