One year on. 50 followers (includes us and both our mothers). 170 posts. Just over 10,000 views.
Not a great deal by blogging standards but far more than we expected when we started this blog one year ago today. We started this as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family in the UK, Ireland, Canada, the USA and further afield, and in the hope that it would help us make new friends here in Turkey. We started it as a way of recording our experiences as we forged a new way of life for ourselves.
Several friends from our old life keep in touch via the blog. We have met people here through this medium – one or two face to face and many more through cyberspace. Cyberspace friendships are not new to us – we have friends on six continents and probably would have friends in Antarctica were it inhabited.
We try to make the blog useful, we’ve catalogued our experiences with bureaucracy here in Turkey (and the hit statistics show that this does interest many people) though, I think, most hits are for the food and the travel. We are, however, far from writing an instruction manual on how to live in Turkey, a full on travelogue or a recipe book. There is no way we are going to get a book out of this blog. But that was never the intention.
Perhaps, if we were more focussed, we would get more hits, but we didn’t start this blog for focus…
We think we have got a better readership than we deserve so thanks to everyone who reads this blog and follows it.