Strangely enough, this is the past that somebody in the future is going to return to.
I started this blog in April 2011. Incredibly, in the almost two years since then, I have written over 710 posts. From a few loyal followers who came across here from my previous blog, madderinmada, my readership has grown to over 1400 (although I don’t kid myself that all of them do actually read it!)
In this time I’ve blogged about the mundane and the miraculous, introduced people to my travels, my city Pretoria, my Madagascar, my family, my church and my photography.
Just one month in I was Freshly Pressed for the first of several times – which is where I gained many of my followers. And my most-read post was (ironically) not even something I wrote – “To My Favorite 17-Year-Old High School Girl by Billy Collins” – but which did include some of my photos, and which brought even more readers to my blog.
I have loved creating this daily blog, and have really enjoyed getting to know some of the people who stopped by here often. But now it’s time to end … I have one more post that I would like to write – but I’m just waiting to get all of the facts together, and the permission to post it. I may write it; I may not.
Why the change? Why not just stick around here churning out posts?
In just a few weeks I will hopefully be leaving for Canada for at least six months. I will start a new blog (tentatively titled Perambulating in the People’s Republic of Canuckistan) as a kind of online diary – for my friends to keep in touch – and for them to enjoy my exploits vicariously with me. There I will most definitely not be blogging daily and the majority of posts will probably be quite mundane. But I am looking forward to experiencing a new country with eyes wide open; and my trusted camera at my side.
Join me there in a week or two if you can find me, and if not, thanks for sticking around for as long as you did.