Saturday, 24 November 2012

Question

Did you stop by today to read my post? 411 people popped in yesterday but only 6 lovely bloggers made a comment. It's difficult to comment all the time but isn't it nice to receive a few words about your post. Perhaps we should rename the Comments section to an 'I've read your post today' section. Readers could then let the blogger know that they passed by and called in.

"Hello."
"I'm here today."
"I've read what you have to say."
"Just passing by."
"I agree."
"Hi."

Who is here today reading my post? Thank you for calling by. Make my day and say Hello!

Mind you I could be here all day if 411 people made a comment!

xx

82 comments:

  1. its me laurie, from Ontario Canada, I very much enjoyyour blog, I am guilty of not commenting, I have a broken collar bone and I'm having trouble keeping up with my own comments on my blog so I will admitt to not commenting, I found your blog two weeks ago, the day before I broke my clavicle, I enjoy your blog very much, inspirational, I thankyou for that, I have an art blog but enjoy blogs from all interests,

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    1. Laurie, I enjoy reading your blog aswell and am in awe of your pictures.
      xx

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  2. Hi, Mum, stopping by to say hi. It's been a busy week here. Hope your weekend is a good one.

    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    1. Hi, Grammy, I'm trying to de-clutter this weekend. Not succeeding much though.
      xx

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  3. I am not a blogger...just enjoy reading about others lives and interests...am from South Dakota,USA and close to retirement...am learning to live a simpler life.

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    1. Hello Kathie you're going to love retirement.
      xx

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  4. Hi, Judy from Australia! Not one of the 411 from yesterday but happy to say hello today. Cheers Judy xx

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    1. Judes, hello to you and you are now officially 'one from today!' Thank you for dropping by.
      xx

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  5. Hello Mum
    Didn't have time to say hello yesterday - Oh yes it's Cathy here - lovely and warm in the Yarra Valley today. Have been out to lunch and now catching up on some favourite blogs. Have you found anymore charity shop bargains or made up any more Lego creations?
    Take care
    Cathy

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    1. Cathy, yes I just had to come home with a little something yesterday. I've been 'doing' the wardrobes to try to get rid of a few things so I can fit more floaty skirts in there. Not working though.
      xx

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  6. Hello Mum, it's Clare from a cold and foggy Surrey, just popped in to say 'Hi'. I'm off to help a friend with her Vintage Christmas sale later, so lots of carols and mulled wine for me lol. Hope you have a wonderful day x

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    1. Hello Clare from cold and foggy Surrey. Hope the sale went well.
      xx

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  7. I always read your posts :). Bit later than the other 411 as I am in Australia.

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    1. Hi, Bonsaimum, I look forward to your comments and love reading your blog. Say hello to Baxter for me.
      xx

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  8. Good Morning, just passing by today. Hope you have a nice day.
    Carolx

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    1. Hi Carol, so glad you could call in. I've sneaked a peek at your blog and
      I'll be back!
      xx

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  9. Hello Mum, I am here. I read a lot of blogs, it isn't always possible to comment on them all. I get an average of 3,000 page views a day, and have noticed that some topics I write about get more comments than others. It can be anything between just a few or at most 50 plus. It depends what strikes a chord with people.

    I started writing my blog for me, if people read and comment that's a bonus.

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    1. Whoa, 3000, just imagine if everyone stopped to comment, you'd never be off the computer!
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  10. Hi from me, I think your idea 'I've read your post today' is a great one.

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    1. Hi, ALOT, let's spread the word or acronym
      ITYPT
      xx

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    2. Sorry, I meant - IRYPT.
      xx

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    3. I think that is a really good idea.
      Carolx

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  11. I always read your blog, and as I too appreciate comments, never get as many as you!, I do try and comment even if I am in the depths and cant do my own blog. x

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    1. Hi friend, you snuck out from the depths just for little me! I'll sneak a peak over at yours later on.
      xx

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  12. Hi Mum
    Didn't get chance to drop in yesterday but stopped by thid morning - have a happy saturday! Xxx

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    1. Thanks Trudie, hope your weekend is enjoyable.
      xx

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  13. I was going to say yesterday that the duvet looks to be an Ikea one but someone beat me to it!

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    1. They did, they did. I sometimes think of a wonderful comment to make only to be pipped at the post by someone else. I suppose I could just put
      IRYPT - I read your post today.
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  14. Hello :) Chars from Victoria Australia here - Just saying *hi* and catching up on some of my reading (need to read yesterdays posts also) Hope that you have a great weekend.

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    1. Chars, you're wonderful. It takes ages to catch up with reading as there are so many lovely blogs out there.
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  15. Hello, I try and popin everyday just to say hi. MummyHen

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    1. Hi, MummyHen, let's do a bit of poppin'!
      xx

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  16. Hello
    I think I might have been around yesterday! I am Ginny from the UK...its Sat morning and I have been out in the cool frosty air for a walk...now I am reading blogs..love yours....frugal/knitting/diet blogs.
    Ginny x

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    1. Hello Ginny from the UK. I'm doing all this exercise and I don't think I've lost any weight yet. Don't try and follow my diet, it's full of chips and ice-cream!
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  17. Guilty as charged!

    Sorry Mum... I've been so busy that I've only had time to read, not comment. I should make time though... I promise I will try :-)

    I love reading your blog!

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    1. Don't worry, I'll 'know' that you're there.
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  18. Hi, a fairly regular reader here. Enjoy reading your blog but don't really have much to say. Am working full time at the minute but looking forward (!) to redundancy next year when, if I am careful, I can combine it with early retirement.
    Aggie

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    1. Go for it, Aggie, you'll love retirement. Keep being careful there's a whole new world to explore.
      xx

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    1. Snap! Oh, I know I'm here everyday - der - I meant I'm at yours whenever you post.
      xx

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  20. Hi Mum
    I read everyday, comments some days.
    I love your blog and your pictures.
    FrugalMummy x

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    1. I shall just turn your message round and send it back to you. I love reading about all your thoughts and adventures.
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  21. Hi .. just me stopping by to say Hello .. from a very wet and windy wales.

    Vicky x

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    1. It's not looking so bright here, either. Hope you're staying in the warm.
      xx

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  22. "Hello" from North Wales where it is very dull and dark!I am aching all over today as i got tripped up in Chester on Thursday and went full length.I have a lovely black eye but no broken bones!

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    1. Thank goodness you have no bones broken. Take care.
      xx

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    2. Oh no, hope you're not too sore today BBJ. My Mum managed to fall down the steps at Debenhams in Chester recently and needed stitches above her eye. Glad your fall wasn't quite that bad x

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  23. Guilty also! But will do a better job forward...really enjoy your blog and especially the crafts...from Kansas USA

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    1. Ooh, I didn't want anyone to feel guilty. Greetings to you in the U. S. of A.
      xx

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  24. Hello mum! I pop by my lovely blogs all the time but dont always comment or I would take forever! I tend to comment more on a weekend than any other but I do know what you mean!!

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    1. Hi Anne, my list of blogs to read seems to get longer and longer and it would be great to comment on all that I read but as you say that would take an awfully long time. Rest assured I'm there reading your blog even though I don't always comment.
      xx

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  25. Hi,

    just saying hello and letting you know how much I enjoy your blog

    kath xx

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    1. Hello Kath b - lovely to hear from you.
      xx

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  26. Hello. I'm checking in from Queensland, Australia. Just discovered your blog and I'm looking forward to enjoying it. I too have been retired for three years and have enjoyed every minute.

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    1. Welcome Jean, let's hope we enjoy our retirement for a long, long time.
      xx

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  27. Hello again! I often read but don't comment. You are the only person who comments on my blog so I'll make a much better effort every time I'm here!

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    1. I shall keep commenting for you. Hope you get more commenters. I'm sure plenty of people read your blog.
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  28. How true, I feel the same. I try to comment every time I visit.
    Carol xx

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    1. Sometimes there's just no time to make a comment or you can't find anything witty or relevant to say but it's nice to know that someone is there reading and liking what you like to do.
      xx

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  29. Hi,
    Just found your blog :}

    Gerry {UK}

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    1. Hi Gerry, hope you keep coming back for more!
      xx

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  30. Mea culpa!!!! I confess I am a lurker but a reader lurker that does read the posts. However its recent being a lurker that is,since my work load has tripled. I am fighting time to try and comment on all my followers' blogs and I feel as if I am losing the battle....the thing is like yourself I love receiving comments and also like giving them. If I win the National Lottery this Christmas be sure I'll comment loads :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Hence the dark specs!!!!!! Don't work too hard and try to find some time to play. Take care.
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    1. Ditto. Stoke the puss cats for me.
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  32. I'm another Canadian popping in to say Hi. I look at your blog every day and miss you when you don't post.

    We had our first snowfall of the winter overnight here in south western Ontario - might have been the first but I'm sure it won't be the last!

    Christine

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    1. Hi Christine, Christmas has come early. I hope you don't get snowed in. It's been raining here.
      xx

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  33. Ooops!.............I read every day, but rarely comment. I'm sorry, I'll try to do better ;-D

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    1. Lynne, it's great to hear from you. I'm going to have a wonderful time visiting all these blogs.
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  34. I'm here (waves wildly) but I wasn't one of the 411. Kudos Mum, clever post ;)

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    1. Annie you are now - at this moment - one of the 80, sorry 40 because half of these comments are mine. Oh, I'm getting confused - you are one in a million for taking time to comment on this post - I'm well chuffed.
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  35. I've only recently found your blog but I am loving it!

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    1. Lesley, I'll be round your way soon. Thank you for popping by.
      xx

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  36. irypt ...... sometimes I catch up on my phone and commenting is really annoying on a mobile and takes ages. But Mum ---- I always love and read you xxx

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    1. And I always love and read yours.
      xx

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  37. Hello mum, I always read your blogs but never think to leave a comment but I want you to know that I think theyre great and I will try to comment whenever time allows. Kind regards x

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    1. Time, we always need more - no sweat - if you've got a teensy little time just
      IRYPT!!!!!
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  38. I'm guilty! I read often but rarely comment. I'll try to do better. :-)

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  39. I always read and enjoy your posts, but rarely comment. Will make more effort in future xxx

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  40. Hi Mum, late as always, but you know we do not always have internet travelling around. Still loving the nomadic lifestyle and reading blogs when we have access. Thank you for the crochet instructions, I used them to 'teach myself' earlier this year and am currently working on my first granny square blanket. Am itching to make a christmas one now (did you steal my idea telepathically?) but don't have any white yarn in the motorhome, but a definite for next year. Really should start a blog myself, but never have enough time, and so much is routine, even for our lifestyle! Keep on blogging ... take care. Alison x p.s. are the Bloggy Blankets still in production?

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Thank you for your comments. it's always exciting reading them.