Today is a bit of a landmark for the website. It was ten years today that the site first went live on the world wide web. I didn't get a cake or a present and I’m not having a party but it did get me thinking about things. Mainly that nothing lasts forever, and for various reasons I've recently been seriously thinking about removing the website and just keeping a personal walking log for my own use. I’ve even done a few walks over the last month or so without taking the camera with me; just to see how I felt about things. Hence no recent Saturday walks .Today I sat on the top of Gowbarrow Fell trying to gather together all the decisions I’d been making and then unmaking and in the end I talked myself into carrying on with the website for at least the foreseeable future.
One thing I never do in life is try to seek out the limelight. People who know me will laugh at me for saying this but they're already aware that I’d want to run a mile to get away from being the centre of attention. So, because of the way I am, I’ve never wanted to go down the 'everybody look at me' road with the website. I've always thought the main thing was to try to show off the Lake District rather than myself and hopefully in the process help people out a little bit by passing on the knowledge I have of the place. Hopefully I've managed to achieve this.
I never check the number of visitors the site gets these days but curiosity got the better of me today and it turns out that the website is currently getting just under 19,500 separate visitors every day; so I guess must be doing something right.
All I can say is thank you all for visiting.