I am still keeping this blog in spite of my non participation over the past few weeks.
I am interested to see the new ways spammers try to have their comments kept; very very inovative sometimes.
Incredible praise was given me, twice in the same day; words to the effect that I was a wonderful wonderful person with amazing literary prowess..
This was very lovely to read but as I read on, I realised that they were praising a newsclipping about the little orphaned hedgehogs who had adopted a cleaning brush as their Mama.
LOL! No writing from ME, actually figured in the post.
So nice try spammers.
Perhaps you should program your robots or whatever sends out the spam messages to identify real words rather than newspaper articles or worse, just pictures.
Sorry for the absence; no excuses, just feeling lazy.
I was also so caught up with the Haiti tragedy(as was/is the world) that I simply hadn’t the time/inclination to blog.
However I had tons of things I COULD have written about; isn’t it always the way.
Thanks to my loyal readers who continued to FLOCK to my blog even though I wasn’t keeping it current.
It feels like we will be having an early spring so I have changed my header to reflect this. We already have tons of snowdrops and forsythia blooming and will be boring the rest of Canada very soon with our annual, “flower count”..
What is the Victoria Flower Count?
The Flower Count is an annual light-hearted promotion sponsored and organized by regional chambers of commerce, Butchart Gardens and Tourism Victoria. The goal is to bolster community pride and increase awareness of Greater Victoria as an attractive shoulder-season tourism destination. It brings national and international attention to the fact that Victoria (City of Gardens) has the mildest climate in Canada. While the rest of Canada and much of the US is still in the cold clutches of winter weather, Victoria often enjoys spring temperatures of 10-15° Celsius (up to 60° Fahrenheit).
Each municipality across Greater Victoria is encouraged to take up the challenge to be the “Bloomingest Community” of the Greater Victoria area! People reporting flower counts will have their number attributed to their community. Whether they live on the Saanich Peninsula or in Sooke, every flower counts, for their own community and for the overall total.
How Did It Start?
In the late 1960’s, members of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce started a promotion called “Victorian Days”. In late February, dressed in Victorian era costumes, they would visit cities such as Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg, handing out daffodils to the general public, radio stations and news rooms. In 1976, the event expanded to involve Victoria residents and create a fun promotional story through the counting of February’s flowers. The Victoria Flower Count had begun.
I am getting lots of visitors to this little blog; you would be surprised to see my “stats” graph; it is quite amazing. Today, alone, I have 67!
I am most gratified; and will tell you that the most popular search which has been bringing the visitors SEEMS to be from a meme where I mentioned
(a gorgeous coastline series of 5 little villages, all connected by a wonderful walkway) I said that I wanted to go there, and obviously somewhere in the world, this area has been discussed,possibly in the media.
THIS post is the one most favoured(as it is the one mentioning the Cinque Terre)
I have noticed it for SOME time(ie the fact that I was having lots of visitors) but would be even HAPPIER if I had more commenters…but that’s ok, I am still happy….
Keep on visiting!
We are leaving on the weekend but I think that I will say adieu right now..as we will definitely be busy doing last minute things at the last minute!
Keep reading and visiting; I will be back amongst you on October 4th..
I wonder why I never saw it disappear when it DID but one day I noticed that a tinybookmarklet app called, “link this”, was GONE.
This was the wonderfully easy way, when one was out and about visiting other blogs(and NOT necessarily at WordPress) , that a blog could be added to one’s blog roll.
I tend to favour easy ways over complicated(life is complicated enough as it is) and really liked this option. It was EASY, and smart and one had the option of naming the blog link whatever one wanted(not necesarily the blog’s name)
Does ANYONE remember this option? Did you like it, too?
Apparently the new wordpress build took it away; WHY??
I was thinking, if enough folks cared, that we could send an email to the caring folk here at wordpress, asking that it be returned (either to the present build, or to future endevours.)
YES you can link to a blog if it is hosted HERE at WordPress, but not other sites…