Wednesday, January 23, 2013


The year 2008 had already been a challenge.The winter snows had been incredibly deep. 

DH had spent time in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals. There had been my mother’s funeral, the trial of dealing with my parents’ property after years of being their primary caregiver, plus a family reunion, a bathroom remodel-etc. By September I needed a way to vent.  So I did what most people do, I turned to blogging.

My first two posts were about the learning experience of sorting out the stuff in my dad’s shop.
Over the years I’ve worked to keep my posts upbeat and positive.  I like to show off my photos and paintings and poke fun at myself.  

I think the best part of blogging is finding like-minded people and making friends all over the world.  I appreciate a little more the differences and the similarities of the human race.  And I do think most people are compassionate and kind if given the opportunity.

 After looking at the stats on my blogger page (134,518 total pageviews)
 I find by far the one with the most attention is about …

My wide feet with 2606 hits.  It seems this is the most popular photo of wide feet in cyberspace.

 Or maybe multitudes were just jealous of the daisy on my toe.

 There were other posts with photos of my feet such as this one.

 or this one, which, by the way also features one of my own poems.
  They didn’t draw nearly as much attention.

The second most popular of my posts with a photo to “borrow” 
is the one of cat tracks in the snow. I never would have guessed.

 My Pretty LittleHorses post came in third and I agree it is a winner.  I was out with my camera right after a summer rain and caught these little appaloosa babies frolicking in the sun.

So to all my bloggy friends and followers, thanks for stopping by and saying kind things about my photos, poetry and paintings, and commenting on my jokes and rants.  
Here’s to another seven hundred!


Val said...

Some people just REALLY like feet.

joeh said...

I get a lot of hits on any posts which have the searched on words "old, cranky, and gay." I'm guessing many of these hits are not read past the first paragraph.

Congrats on 700!

Brian King said...

Congratulations on 700!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I understand this and why you blog I am a blogger for the same reasons.
I am so happy to find someone who loves her feet as much as I do mine and I guess yours.
Happy 700 and my life has never been the same since finding a kindred foot person.
Seriously I was not blogging then but I am going to check out all those older blogs I apparently missed. No joke I am so happy to ind your quirkyness.:)

Jill said...

Here, here!

Alica said...

I missed the first couple hundred posts, so I guess I'll have fun going back and reading them! :) Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Happy 700!!!!! and ALL good ones.

Pearl said...

Congratulations to you, your feet, and the impressive heaps of snow!



fishducky said...

Wow, that's a lot!!

Joanne Noragon said...

The amazing little things in life make us smile. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you and your feet on the big 700!! My post which got the biggest response was the gorgeous half-naked young man that I got up close and personal with in Singapore (the last week in September if you want to scroll back to find him!!!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Leenie. I started blogging in 2008 also - so glad I did - otherwise I would have forgotten a lot of events, people,and places I blogged about earlier.
Such an interesting way to visit others doing fascinating things, experiencing the highs and lows of life all around the world.
Those feet of yours have taken you on some great adventures!

Carla said...

WooHoo! Congratulations!! 700 posts and so many memories. The post on my blog that continues to top the list of searches is about Fairy Tattoos. Go figure?

Janice Grinyer said...

Happy Happy 700 posts!

"and maannny moooree"

*jazz hands!*

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

wOw!! 700!! congrats to you...your feet, cat tracks & little horse!!

and that SNOW of 2008...deserves another BIG WOW!

anyway...without getting too mushy, i'm glad i found you on here!

*cheers* to the next 700!