Why do you follow my blog?

Although I’ve been neglecting my blog recently, I’m still very grateful to the several new followers this week that have found my little old blog and decided they want to read more.  I’m not a ‘niche’ blogger – I don’t sell a product, I don’t give advice on anything, I don’t provide recipes, I don’t tell jokes, I don’t write about current affairs. So what on earth is my blog about?  

I often ask myself the same question, and wonder if I should specialise.  


I have written quite a few posts about sailing, living aboard our yacht, and floating around the Greek Islands.   In fact my most viewed post of all time is Why are Greek buildings blue and white?    I never expected this to be so popular, but I guess its one of those questions you might ask yourself, and people have found the post via Google.   I wrote two similar posts entitled Why are Greek taverna chairs so uncomfortable? and Why are trees in Greece painted white? But these two posts haven’t attracted so many visitors……


I also take part in several WordPress challenges, such as Thursday DoorsWordless Wednesday and What Pegman Saw.   I wonder if this is how new followers have discovered my blog?


In the summer we will return to Greece and live aboard our yacht Fandancer, but currently we are in the UK over the winter to catch up with family and friends.  We are living in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.  Is that how you found my blog?


I would really like to know what attracted you to my little old blog, and what would you like to see more of?

21 thoughts on “Why do you follow my blog?

  1. I have been following you for a while. I like it because you write about the things on your mind. I don’t have any advice about whether or not to specialize…..well maybe I do, that would be boring. Write about things the things you want to and I will read it.

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  2. I can’t remember the first time I read a post of yours but I liked it immediately – it’s to do with your adventurous spirit. Then somehow I lost you till the other day when I quickly tapped the Follow button. You write about your life and that’s interesting. Keep doing what you’re doing. It’s working😊


  3. the first post of yours that I remember had a picture of Fandancer and was about the hubby mucking about with the motor. I just really liked the way you phrased things, and found a similar sense of humor in yours. that post sucked me in and I had no choice but to follow to see the next place you sailed to..and I am fascinated with Greece. The closest I have been was flying over the islands and seeing hundreds of ginormous cruise ships sailing along…and they looked so tiny.

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  4. I’ve been following for a bit, originally attracted by the whole living on a yacht thing. But I also like your colourful photos, your challenges and the interesting snippets and stuff you share with us. 🙂

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  5. I missed this post but funny thing is that i was just thinking about this when I was replying on the a to z.
    and for me – I just liked the genuine way you wrote.
    When I first visited your blog – you sometimes wrote but then sometimes shared pics (like those amazing orange sunsets) and that originality is what drew me right away.
    You seemed to care less about likes, views, and just wrote from your heart.
    that felt fresh. and still does.
    but what really kept me coming back was this post you shared about an experience with another couple maybe – cannot recall all the details – but you said something about the subtle competition that creeps in and like “one point for her…”
    it was this little vignette with social intelligence but not judging – just matter of fact

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  6. Yes, I agree! I do not blog to gain likes, comments or follows, but they are always welcome! I see it as a sort of personal diary or memoir. Maybe I will turn some of my posts into that book I’ve been threatening to write…..


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