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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: my 1000th post

Love is a burning thing and it makes a fiery ring

bound by wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire...
I fell into a burning ring of fire
I went down, down, down, and the flames went higher.

And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire, the ring of fire.








The taste of love is sweet, when hearts like ours meet:
I fell for you like a child
Oh, but the fire went wild

Starting with a little travel blog in the autumn of 2009, being read by half a dozen friends, this how I felt after I started posting to memes: as if I'd fallen into a ring of fire in a three-ring circus. I now have 255 followers and my stats page shows almost 55,000 page views (not including the times I view it myself), with 3,588 of them last month alone. Today there are a thousand posts to be found on my blog. I have more, in draft, which only I can see. I can't help but wonder how these numbers translate into blogging success. Is this good or not? I don't know.
My 1000th post is being posted for my favorite meme
Hootin' Anni's
Thursday Theme Song
because song, whether on radio, in the car, on a record-player, on TV, on cassettes, on CDs, at home, on vacation, wherever two or more members of the Davies family happened to be, was an important part of our lives. We were always playing "Name That Tune" — if the radio announcer didn't give the name, we'd say "Who sang that?" or "Who played that trumpet...that saxophone...that piano?" and the winner didn't get anything except the right to gloat until the next song came on. This probably started when I learned to talk, and it continues. Even without Mom and Dad, if I'm with one of my brothers we can't hear a familiar tune without trying to see who can name the artist fastest.

Thanks for the memories, Anni!
Songs from other bloggers, you can hear HERE!

15 comments:

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Beautiful shots for your 1000th post- congratulations!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Congratulations on the Anniversary! I think that's good -- extremely good. And the pictures are great and lovely illustrations for your story and for one of all-time fav songs. (I have an earworm now, but it's worth it -- off to listen to Johnny now.)

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy 1000th post Kay!
What a great way to celebrate with these gorgeous skies. I love this song!

Powell River Books said...

Congrats on your 1000th post. That's quite a literary accomplishment. - Margy

diane b said...

Congrats on 1000 posts, your followers and stats. It sounds good to me. Love your sunset pics and the song. I saw the movie of his life it was great.

Madi and Mom said...

Happy 1000th post and oh my goodness what a great set of beautiful pictures. Love the last one
Hugs to Lindy from Madi and Mom

Lighthousegal said...

Wow!! Those photos are absolutely Amazing! They are perfect for the song too.
1,000 posts - that is awesome! Just think of all the smiles you have brought to your followers with your posts. Not to mention the joy you have gotten from telling others about your travels, your family, Lindy or the events of your day.
Well Done!

Linnea said...

That's just great:))))))))))

Leslie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! And what gorgeous sunset images to celebrate it!

p.s. That J.M. Barrie quote was, indeed, from Peter Pan.

Friko said...

1000 since 2009! I am astonished .

Here's to the next 1000. Congratulations!

Kathie Brown said...

What beautiful and dramatic photos!

Jenn Jilks said...

These are beautiful! I forgot Skywatch....sigh. Brain fade...

aka Penelope said...

Great that you have achieved another milestone, Kay, and have become such a prolific and diverse blogger. I like the song you picked because “ring of fire” is rather symbolic of your blog catching on fire with a worldwide audience. :))

HOOTIN ANNI said...

:::singing::: right along with this...and so very much enjoying your spectacular images!!!! Wow....


So sorry I'm late getting around to visiting from Theme Song...too busy the last few days.

Have a glorious weekend.

Kay said...

Congratulations, Kay! That is definitely a blogging success! You are amazing. I can just hear Johnny Cash singing to you.