Three Years Abloggin

Its been three years since I started Blogging, and I’ve churned out around 290 posts which means an average of, something like quite a lot of posts a month, but not too many hopefully, but enough to keep some of you reading over quite a number of months and years, or anyway, more than a week.

I’ve learnt lots of stuff, but I can’t remember what it is, but I’m sure it’ll come back to me before too long, or at least before my fourth year anniversary, unless I’m banned for consistently poor use of the comma.

My Blog roll is largely a blog memorial now, as most of the people on it have started doing something else, but never mind, I have over two thousand followers on here, most of whom, for some strange reason, never visit the blog again after they’ve started following it, possibly because they think to do so would be intrusive.

With all the ups and downs I have made some good friends through blogging, and hopefully you know who you are, although I won’t name you in case you don’t know who you are: I mean that would be embarrassing wouldn’t it? I have been struck again and again by how remarkable lives are hidden behind an apparently unexceptional history, and how when challenges come before many of us, we can rise to them with extraordinary courage.

Most of all I am struck by the wealth of talent and humanity and celebration of love for those around us, and the moments which cement them to us in our lives and hope that I, in some small way, have added some richness to your world of blogging as you all have done mine.

When I started this Blog I was just jotting down my musings and reflections, and now I’ve progressed to writing and having a book published, a picture of which is on the right hand side of this Blog. I can’t remember what its about now, although some very nice people seemed to have enjoyed it.

I have been moved more times than I can recall, by some of the things I have read about on here, and made to laugh, or shake my head and experienced, through the eyes and hearts of others, almost more of life than one could possibly think was possible, but that is the beauty of Blogging. It makes so much of the extraordinary way ‘ordinary’ people go about their daily lives visible and real to other bloggers, and as such must be regarded as a great social discourse: I am proud to be part of it.

About Peter Wells aka Countingducks

Trying to remember what my future is
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39 Responses to Three Years Abloggin

  1. Jane Thorne says:

    It’s great to have connected with you Ducky.. I remember what first drew me to you and it was the way you handled the challenges cropping up from your ‘girls’….now that doesn’t sound right, but you know what I mean. Nothing quite prepares you for what comes forth in Blogging Land, or this Global Village of ours, as Grandfathersky calls it. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Take care my friend and may you go on to keep entertaining us and please write more books, I loved ‘Living Life Backwards’. 🙂


  2. Ina says:

    Congratulations with the 3 year anniversary! 🙂 You have written a good many wonderful blogs and I am also very grateful for your kind feedback on my postings. I think of you as a good friend, although we never met in the flesh 🙂 Best wishes and good luck with all your enterprises! xx


  3. mimijk says:

    Well, I for one keep coming back – and will continue to! Happy Anniversary!!


  4. Bruce Goodman says:



  5. catterel says:

    Now is a wonderful opportunity for all those thousands of followers to congratulate you and wish you many more happy years of blogging for our enjoyment. Like you, I wonder why some people bother to enrol as “followers” and never make the teensiest little comment – not even a :-D. Keep it up, lad!


  6. Catnip says:

    Love your thoughts, I sense some melancholy….It’s because nothing stays the same, a whisper of silence, a stillness of the long forgotten in the mists of time. The potential is for us to grow, life changes us and challenges heaven itself.


  7. Dylan Hearn says:

    “I have over two thousand followers on here, most of whom, for some strange reason, never visit the blog again after they’ve started following it, possibly because they think to do so would be intrusive.”

    This had me laughing out loud. Many congratulations, Peter! Here’s to the next four…


  8. Barbara Ann says:

    Congratulations on three years of blogging! Writing is such a meaningful way to express yourself and blogging is a way to connect and inspire others. It’s also cathartic and can release a hidden creative streak that you didn’t even know you had within you! I enjoyed reading your reflections here.


  9. ‘Three Years Abloggin’ – I feel a song coming on…


  10. ksbeth says:

    congrats on 3 years, peter. the pleasure has been mine in the reading of your words. here’s to many more ) best, beth


  11. elainecanham says:

    Congratulations, Peter. Some of us just won’t stay away!


  12. Congratulations on three years. I’ve only been at it for two months. I hope one day that I too can celebrate this achievement.


  13. CONGRATSSSSSSSSSS)))) I’m happy to know you, my dear Peter. xxx Kiss from Minnesota.


  14. Deana says:

    I’m still here Peter, although granted, it’s not with the frequency it once was. Nothing to do with you mind you. I’ve simply run out of musings. I am grounded at home with a broken leg and while I’m beginning to find the dust collecting on my ceiling fan to be fascinating company, I doubt anyone else would. Congrats on the new book. And congrats on 3 years.


  15. araneus1 says:

    Happy blogging birthday to you…………. repeat.


  16. 1WriteWay says:

    Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary or 3rd blogging birthday … however you want to call it, you can still have cake 🙂 Your gentle dry humor, your eye for finding the unusual in the ordinariness of our lives, among other qualities you have, will always keep me coming back to your blog 🙂


  17. Well said. It’s true, blogging isn’t for everyone. What starts as an honest effort ends up a memory. I like you haven’t gone that direction. I get so much out of blogging, I can’t imagine stopping until I’m finished learning.


  18. Congratulations my fellow muser. I’m glad to see you still at it and going strong.


  19. Congratulations on your third blogiversary!


  20. Eloquently put! One does wonder sometimes about ‘followers’ and self-gratification.


  21. Congratulations Peter on your 3rd anniversary! We must have started about the same time and i haven’t published a book OR have 2000 followers. I love your sense of humor and your writing style, still anxiously waiting for the sequel to Living Life Backwards!!
    You are the definition of a “good blogger” You write interesting stories, you care about your fellow bloggers and support their blogs and well ……… that’s it. but that’s enough.
    Hugs to you my friend!


  22. Caroline says:

    I remember when you first visited my blog and your words. Your encouragement, wit and wisdom are special. Well done on the 3 years.

    Through meeting in blogland you’ve become a good friend. – now who am I? Ah yes I remember now!!

    I think there could be a need for coffee and cake in the near future in a little cafe if I remember rightly ……..


  23. Rainee says:

    Congratulations Peter! May there be many more blog posts from in the future : )


  24. Well said, Peter! I’m delighted to have connected with you in the blogging world 🙂


  25. shashi @ says:

    This is my first time stumbling by your blog and what a beautiful post this is! Happy Anniversary


  26. jmmcdowell says:

    Congratulations on the anniversary! I’m very glad I discovered your blog and look forward to many more years. And I think this is the most thoughtful and well-written anniversary post I’ve read since I began blogging in late 2011. Of course, that’s what I would expect from such a thoughtful and talented writer. 🙂


  27. Al says:

    Congrats, ducks. I won’t try to add to the kudos and accolades already laid upon you. I wouldn’t worry too much about being banned though, since you writing is uncommaly good!


  28. Dawne Webber says:

    I’m privileged to have been there at the beginning and have always been inspired by you. Even though we’ve never met, I consider you a great friend.


  29. I am ever so grateful to have made it into the inner circle – here is to many more years of writing and sharing.


  30. Peter you add an extra slice of richness every time I read a new post of yours. Thank you for your ongoing support and friendship; it is valued, perhaps, more than you think.


  31. gotham girl says:

    Oh Happy Happy and a big Congrats! So love that our paths have crossed and know that I enjoy each and every posting! Keep em coming!


  32. backonmyown says:

    Hi Ducks. Congratulations on your three years of blogging. Your writing has enriched my life.

    I bought your book weeks ago but have not been able to read very much of it because of my changing vision wrought by cornea transplant surgery. Let me explain. I had been waiting until the time I could get the best corrective lens for my “new and improved” eye. Alas, the new lens is not correcting–I think, I hope that’s because the optician did it wrong. I’ll see the doctor next week to find out.

    I have for many years been reading without glasses because I’m nearsighted. Unfortunately, the surgery changed my ability to do that. Since I use an electronic reader, I usually change the font to accommodate my vision. Again, alas, I use a Nook and I couldn’t get “Living Life Backwards” on the Nook so I bought the hard copy. Only yesterday did I realize that I can borrow the kindle version through Amazon Prime and read it on my computer. Yeah, I know, I’m sometimes a little slow on the uptake.

    I’m looking forward to reading it soon. I’m still glad I have the hard copy, otherwise I wouldn’t have seen and felt (I love the tactile aspect of a new book.) your beautiful book.

    This may be the longest comment I’ve ever written. Hope your second book is coming along. And I hope you’re well and happy. Keep writing!!!


  33. nelle says:

    The venom of the writing bug is quite potent, and no cure exists.

    Happy anniversary!


  34. Congratulations, Peter!


  35. Carrie Rubin says:

    Was nice to read this after seeing your comment on my blog (thank you for that), as it keeps in theme with my post. It IS nice to be able to reflect back on our blog and see all the changes and accomplishments we’ve made since we started it. 🙂


  36. I am raising my wine glass to you! Wishing you many more years of blogging and friendship! Cheers!


  37. Gert Loveday says:

    Hi Peter
    this really struck a chord with me even though I’m quite a new blogger – hope I’ll still be going in 3 years. I’ve already found the blogging experience has opened windows all round the world and introduced me to some intriguing people. Like you, I’m a bit puzzled by the follow thing – but what the hell.
    And thanks for liking our posts on ‘Ink” and ‘music lessons’. Will be dropping in from time to time to see what you’re up to.


  38. dweezer19 says:

    I agree. I have been blogging a bit over a year and feel all the richer for it. I believe most people get somewhat stuck in a groove in their daily walk, either afraid to spread their wings or constantly dodging people with scissors wanting to clip them. Within this magical world of cyber space, one can go anywhere, be themselves without fear and find the release from true expression that is so often lacking in everyday life. I appreciate it so much! And I thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you might visit me again. 😀


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