|A Mockingbird, The bird is gray with lovely white patches on the wings. This bird will sing before the sun comes up. And if you don't believe me, ask my sister-in-law, Ellen!|
Thanks so much for all the great comments on my last post about birds! Of course, my followers would love birds too! I was very excited to see Paul's comment from New Zealand and to find the tui bird that he was speaking of just by doing a search on the Internet! And please, if you get a chance, go and look at his AMAZING photos from New Zealand. What a beautiful spot on this Earth... you may find Paul's blog here!
Now, I have been meaning to ask this of all of you for quite some time. What is your most viewed post? Would you say it is your best post? Why or why not? Tell me, I really want to know!
I was amazed to see how many would get to my blog by typing these words: "Bird with orange beak". For the longest time, that was my most viewed post, the post entitled "When Penguins Fly" where I had a funny BBC video of penguins but I also talked about the birds in my backyard (bird with orange beak is a cardinal, it must be confusing if you see a young one before it turns the bright red that everyone knows it by.) Lately, for some reason, my post about Richard Jewell has surpassed the bird post. Is someone writing a book about him or perhaps a movie is in production about him? For whatever reason, that post still has a lot of views every day.
Now, you may ask me what is MY favorite post? Honestly, they are like my little babies and I have loved writing every one of them, so I can't really choose, but I can tell you that writing of my Dad's memories of Berlin just after the war, and the guest posts from my husband and from my son are very special to me. And I am really glad that I wrote that piece about Richard Jewell also. My husband has taken some of the BEST photos and he lets me use any of them that I want for my blog! My posts might not win a Pulitzer Prize, but every single piece that I have written means something to me, something that is worth noticing (to me) and that is what I try to share with you all here. It just amazes me to click on the "Audience Sources" and see how many people have viewed my blog from all over the world! Just look at this photo that Richard took of a brown thrasher, he looks amazed that you read my blog too! My readers are the best! Thank you for following me! Please, do not forget to tell me YOUR favorite post on your blog and/or the most viewed post! (And if you don't have a blog, just tell me your favorite post from one of your favorite bloggers.) Thank you!
|Brown Thrasher, a young one. This bird will imitate other birds just as the mockingbird does.|