Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Who are you?

Image by marcos bh

This blog now gets around a thousand hits a month, and I am grateful to all the people who pass through the open gate and explore the Victorian gardens beyond. My stats give me an indication of the countries people come from (most visitors are from the UK, US, Russia, Germany, Australia and Canada); what browser they use (Firefox wins); and what posts were most popular.

I'd like to know more though. So please tell me a bit more about yourself in the comments below. Who are you? Where do you live? Why do you visit? Do you work in a creative industry? Do you like tea? What sports do you enjoy? What would you like to see more, or less, of on this blog? Why don't cats like being laughed at, whereas dogs don't mind? Feel free to link to your website or blog if you want, a free promotion opportunity! In fact, say anything you want, we're all grown ups.

The garden is open for visitors, the chocolate cake has been sliced and served, and mugs of northern tea plonked on a tray. Please help yourself and say hello while you're here.
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10 comments:

  1. Hello Karl! I like reading your fiction pieces and writing news. But tea and cake is very nice as well, thanks. :)

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  2. Hi Bec, I hereby present you with the first cake offering (holds out a silver tray with various dainty delicacies on) and first choice of seats - the one in the shade of the apple tree is the best spot.

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  3. For everyone else - Bec's written loads and has a great website, http://www.beczugor.com/. She's also a really nice person, so read her short stories on her site, then consider buying one of the books she has contributed to! I have 'Escape Velocity: The Anthology' on my Kindle app and look forward to getting round to reading it.

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  4. Thanks for the kind words, Karl! Hope you enjoy Escape Velocity.

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  5. Your ex-job-sharer here, always happy to say hello! Still looking for that next excuse to get to Aber for the Treehouse....

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  6. Hi Sam! Even now we work together in a way (I follow your CPD23 blog and Twitter etc!) I managed to go to The Treehouse a few times recently, had a lovely huge salad and espresso on Tuesday, another visit is definitely due...

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  7. Is the cake gluten free? Can I have a herbal tea, please? Yup, you've gotten a fussy follower!
    Cats are far too superior to enjoy being laughed at. What's that saying: Dogs exist so that Man has the opportunity to strive to be devine; cats exist to remind him he'll never achieve divinity (I paraphrase).
    My book review blog welcomes visitors!

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  8. Hi Rose, gluten free should be possible, it's already dairy-free and I go through phases of cake baking (usually in the mid-period between dentist checkups) and try lots of recipes out then. The cupboard is always full of herbal and fruit teas, and some made with fresh (e.g. the frilly leaves of the fennel I used in a salad at the weekend make a lovely cup of fresh fennel tea). I'll ask the butler to go and whip some things up, I like to keep him busy. "Go on Jeeves, step to it man!"

    Today the cat that adopted me kept scaring me - I was writing a creepy story which mentioned a cat that could see ghosts, and Dolly (for 'tis her name) kept staring at the doorway every time the wind blew. I was jumpy after that, but it was all good because it put me in the right frame of mind for writing.

    I've added your blog's RSS to my Netvibes account!

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  9. You know who I am. I like fruit or herb teas, all vegan cakes (I wrote vegan cats first off), like cats and dogs, and you know why I'm reading your blog - to spot any possible typos.

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  10. Hi Aly, I think you're fibbing - didn't you find that the vegan chocolate torte before was not to your liking? :-) I like to treat all my guests well, so I'll give you a treat. Hrer yuo rea.

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