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2013 – Stats in Review

So, with 2013 about to close, I could sit here and write something far more constructive as an end to another year. I’ve spent the entire day reflecting on everything I’ve gained and learned (along with the few things I’ve lost) and, if I was to begin to write it out now, well, I wouldn’t be hitting that ‘Publish’ button before midnight, that’s for sure! So, instead, I’ve decided to share with you the stats that WordPress provide at this time every annum.

Happy New Year to you all!!!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 41,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Daily Prompt: ‘Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes’

Today’s Writing Prompt

You need to make a major change in your life. Do you make it all at once, cold turkey style, or incrementally?

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Pin Guns and Brad Nailers

Last night, I sat down to write this but took a break part-way through to remove myself from my lovely arm and to head off for a relaxing shower. By the time I returned and awoke my laptop, I realised it was deciding to play up. Even with an internet connection, none of the tabs in my browser were responding properly. I had to reboot the computer (and a forced restart, at that) before I could type any more and, as Windows reloaded and I clicked on the Firefox icon on my desktop, I realised that WordPress had automatically saved nothing more than the opening line.

I was virtually ready to hit ‘Publish’ but now, I’m stating again. My mind was clouded with other thoughts last night so, maybe this is for the better.

Arrow EBN320 RED Electric Brad Nail Gun (Photo credit: D&M Tools).

My day job isn’t one that I particularly enjoy. It doesn’t involve working with wood but, mostly to the extent of fixing sheets of plywood together with nail guns to construct packing cases. Not the sort of fine-quality work I’ve been trained to produce but still, it does just about pay the bills and I can only imagine it is better than working in a confined, stuffy office. In over eighteen months now, this role has taught me the significance a pin gun (you might refer to them as brand nailers) can bring to a woodworking workshop.

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Daily Prompt: ‘Teacher’s Pet’

Tell us about a teacher who had a real impact on your life, either for the better or the worse. How is your life different today because of him or her?

When I first read today’s daily prompt, I immediately thought of two teachers (plus a third) from school who have had a positive impact on my life and, erm, what’s another word for ‘growing’?

I therefore feel it would be unfair and, perhaps too personal (don’t read too far in to that!) to write this about just one man (I’m struggling to think of a female who’s had the same affect throughout education).

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Writing Challenge: ‘Map It Out’

In an effort to keep the content flowing on this blog even without the regular passing of wood, I’m going to try my hand at some of the writing challenges that the kind folks at WordPress kindly lend us for inspiration.

This one’s specifically a writing challenge and they regularly feature others on a daily basis too. They also include at least one photo challenge each week, if that fits in better with your creativity.

Today, I’m going to ‘map out’ the locations of some of the solo walks I have enjoyed in 2012. They’re all fairly local so, you might get an idea of where I live. Unfortunately, I’m currently unable to embed an image of the map on this site (anyone?) so, for the time being at least, you’ll have to click here please to be redirected to Google Maps.

In time, I also hope to be able to share some of the may photos I have taken with you (I’m a bad blogger…). I was thinking about posting a list of each place with an accompanying image but, after a first Monday back at work, I’m too tired… πŸ˜›

Thank you.

2012 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 47,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

A big thank you to everyone for viewing, reading and participating this year! πŸ™‚

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