When I started this blog in November of 2010, I had no idea of what to expect in readership. In fact, I had no idea of how I was going to approach it. At the beginning it was mainly play it by ear. Two of my loves are politics and classical music. I have developed this approach of mostly political posts during the week, with emphasis on conservative politics and issues involving Israel. I have tried, to incorporate some satire and humor when possible. In very serious issues I have played it straight for the most part. Also, during the week, I inject when the feeling dictates, stories on my other love, sports.
On the weekends, I post almost exclusively on classical music. I love to do those posts because I love to share my love of classical music and some knowledge I have gained from taking my daughter for many years to her classical piano private lesson classes. I am so proud of my daughter as she became a really good pianist and attended the hard to get into, High School for the Performance and Visual Arts School in Houston. Although she did not stay with her piano classes at the University of Houston, she graduated and now works in my brother's dermatology office. She recently got married last June and I am so proud of her.
I am writing this post to thank all of you who have read at various times my blog. I really appreciate it. As I said I did not realize if anyone would read this blog, but am pleasantly surprised to have almost 34000 hits in the first year. I know that makes this a small blog and very tiny in the scheme of things, but to me it is gratifying to average almost 90 hits a day. Again I say to you, thank you so much.
What has shocked me is how people from different countries have actually read [or seen] my blog. I have this computer program that keeps track of who views my blog. There are people in close to 20 different countries that have clicked on my blog. Wow, how did that happen? Maybe it's the name: Tales from a tribble that means something to someone in another country. Here is the top ten list: