Most Popular Posts of 2019

Last year I wrote a post about the statistics on this blog out of interest to see which posts were the most popular. I decided to do this again this year using the number of views a post has attracted. Still way out in front is the one about the world’s tallest totem pole so I suspect this is down to the search engines!

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  1. Alert Bay V | The World’s Tallest Totem Pole (2013)
  2. Passion Facade Doors (2017)
  3. Lincoln Cathedral – stained glass (2017)
  4. Nativity façade doors (2017)
  5. Road Trip | Cape Town to Hermanus (2013)
  6. The Magic of May (2014)
  7. Call to Place | India (2019)
  8. Geology of Cornwall (2015)
  9. Misericords of St Laurence (2015)
  10. Call to Place | Australia (2018)

Interestingly only one of these posts was written in 2019. So it seems the older posts still attract views. This year I reblogged a lot of my older travel posts that hadn’t had much attention when they were originally posted and I tried out some new methods of travel writing linking up with Cathy over at ~wander.essence~ with more personal tales rather than the typical tourist information. Even some poetry crept in! If you need some ideas to liven up your blog then pop over and see the interesting ‘invitations’ that Cathy has on her site.

I wrote several new posts about Paris which attracted quite a lot of likes and comments and was going to do the same about other cities I have visited in the past like Lisbon, but life was interrupted again in the summer when my son came down for another operation and I was doing daily hospital visits when he was back in for another month due to an infection.

The October Squares photography challenge (hosted by Becky)  proved popular (she has a new challenge starting in January if you would like to join in) and then I ended the year writing about my long ago adventure travelling overland on the so-called Hippie Trail which also attracted a lot of likes and more importantly to me, comments.

What to do in 2020 is a big question. I shall be starting with the January Square photography challenge and I hope to do more travel writing, poetry and actual travelling this year. I am also going to challenge myself (and I invite you to join in if you would like to) by looking at certain photographic techniques this year. See my 2020 Photo Challenge for more information.

In the meantime I thank all my visitors to this site: your likes and especially your comments mean a lot to me and encourage me to continue to post on this blog as well as my Cornish home. I wish you all a happy, healthy and exciting New Year

Jude xx

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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  1. I love your travel posts, Jude, all of them, even the ones that go back in time to older travels. I like the sharing of personal stories and travel hardships and what people find moving or interesting, or even repulsive, and you honestly capture the challenges as well as the joys of travel. I look forward to reading more about your travels in 2020, as well as your poetry, and participating in your photographic techniques challenge. And thank you so much for mentioning me in this post. I’m honored. Happy New Year, Jude, and can’t wait to follow your upcoming and revisited travels. 🙂

    1. Thanks Cathy, I really do hope this year my travels get back on track. Saying that, my son still has further surgery to undertake so he’ll probably be back here at some point, but hopefully not 5 months as it was this year!

        1. Nothing booked so far and mostly at home I think, unless I can persuade the OH to visit Florence. I do hope to head over to Australia and NZ at the end of the year though, Have put that off for far too long.

        2. Florence doesn’t seem too far for you, Jude. I hope you make it to Australia and New Zealand. I’d love to read about your travels there. Do you have family there?

        3. Actually the flight to Florence is probably shorter than the drive / train to an airport! We are quite isolated down here in Cornwall. My eldest son lives in Brisbane at the moment with his Kiwi wife and their two boys.

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