Monday, 7 November 2016

Well would you look at that!


It took a while but finally the page views on my blog have surpassed the one million mark. I wondered if the counter would return to zero once it reached a million, but it is still clicking up …phew! I know some blogs get a million page views or more a day, but I didn’t expect to get any so it means the world to me. I also know page views are not the same as unique views, but I don’t care! Thank you lovely blog readers you are the best! 



My wish is a long time in coming to you ...


But the longer I waited the bigger it grew - and ...


GREW!

THANK YOU!  Just like this little elephant I will never forget.  

* Colour printed birthday card part of my collection.  Published by Satchwell Smiths, London, c1950s.  One sheet of paper folded to create a card that ‘grows’. I’ve added quite a few vintage Christmas cards to my collection this year and will be sharing some of them in a future post.

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44 comments:

  1. Congratulations Barbara. I am not a bit surprised as you are definitely one in a million yourself.

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    1. Can you see me blushing? Thank you John and thanks for always visiting and commenting, I appreciate it.

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  2. Sweet Barbara!!!! Congratulations! And that little elephant that keeps growing and growing is soooooo cute! I never looked at those numbers on my blog before until not long ago. It's nice to know people are watching! Happy day my dear, and thank you for viewing my Instagram!

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    1. I’m sure your count is far higher than mine will ever be Anita and your blog certainly deserves it. I love visiting your Instagram account. I always look forward to it. Thank you very much for your visits and comments, they mean so much.

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  3. This is gonna be fun....HeHe! :).
    Well..l thought the elephant at the end..
    look a bit 'tarty'. Nice but tarty...!
    Seriously though! I love elephants..could'nt
    eat a whole one..but! :).

    I was faffing about on my Blog, a couple of
    months ago, my one and only Blog...Of which,
    Ally is the author..And was born back in 2008.
    Not knowing what l was doing, l clicked onto
    summat, which gave the viewing figures..I've
    had 3:3 million viewers..Mind you that is from
    2008..Know wonder, l keep getting hate mail, death
    threats, and, calls from the FBI..CIA..CID..! :).
    It's all a wonderful thing...AND..Barbara, you stick
    with yours, it's brilliant, I~LOVE~IT..Always summat
    to comment on..or find something to twist about, for
    a giggle...! :). (Were's Finnigan)x
    Sooooooo! Summat for the kiddies...!!!! :0).

    What is an elephants favourite sport? Squash.

    When should you feed milk to a baby elephant? When it's a baby elephant!

    How do you know when there is an elephant under your bed? When your nose touches the ceiling!

    What do you call an elephant in a phone booth? Stuck!

    Why did the elephant cross the road? because the chicken wanted a day off.

    What do you call an elephant that flies? A jumbo jet!
    (I'll go and hide now).

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    1. 3:3 million now that is impressive! I did my first blog post on the 11th May 2011 so it will take about 40 years to reach 3 million! Actually I don’t think I will live that long. :-)

      Tarty? That’s a classy elephant that is! She is wearing a hat and has a ribbon in her tail what more do you want?

      Thank you for your kind comment and the elephant jokes.

      I've got one ..

      What do you get if you cross an elephant with a kangaroo?

      Big holes all over Australia.

      Boom, boom!

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    2. No! She's lovely really..She probably
      lives long distance...If l call her
      later..it will have to be a 'trunk' call!
      Boom! Boom! Boom! :).

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    3. Congratulations and celebrations - love your joke and Willie's. xxxx

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    4. Thank you Sue. I searched my memory banks (such as they are) and found the elephant joke it must have been hiding in there somewhere. I wonder if I heard it in Australia? I think I must have done, if not it has been lurking there for years!

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    5. Here's a little story l used to tell my daughter...

      THE BIG ELEPHANT....
      One day an elephant wandered into a forest in search of friends.
      He saw a monkey on a tree.
      “Will you be my friend?" asked the elephant.
      Replied the monkey, “You are too big. You can not swing from trees like me."
      Next, the elephant met a rabbit. He asked him to be his friends.
      But the rabbit said, “You are too big to play in my burrow!"
      Then the elephant met a frog.
      “Will you be my friend? He asked.
      “How can I?" asked the frog.
      “You are too big to leap about like me."
      The elephant was upset. He met a fox next.
      “Will you be my friend?" he asked the fox.
      The fox said, “Sorry, sir, you are too big."
      The next day, the elephant saw all the animals in the forest running for their lives.
      The elephant asked them what the matter was.
      The bear replied, “There is a tiger in the forest. He’s trying to gobble us all up!"
      The animals all ran away to hide.
      The elephant wondered what he could do to solve everyone in the forest.
      Meanwhile, the tiger kept eating up whoever he could find.
      The elephant walked up to the tiger and said, “Please, Mr. Tiger, do not eat up these poor animals."
      “Mind your own business!" growled the tiger.
      The elephant has a no choice but to give the tiger a hefty kick.
      The frightened tiger ran for his life.
      The elephant ambled back into the forest to announce the good news to everyone.
      All the animals thanked the elephant.
      They said, “You are just the right size to be our friend."

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    6. That’s lovely Willie, your daughter is very lucky to have a dad like you.

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  4. Brava, Barbara! Just think how much pleasure you give to all of us with your writing and your photos! On to the next million!!! You are such a gift.

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    1. That is such a nice things to say, thank you Colleen.

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  5. Congratulations on being one of the millionaires of the blogosphere! That's a huge achievement.

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    1. I wish Sue. I could do with a million right around now. :-)

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  6. Many congrats, Barbara. You have a wonderful blog and a lovely, generous soul.

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    1. That is such a lovely thing to say, thank you.

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  7. A million and counting! How wonderful that you've attracted so many visitors, but I can see why. I've been here off and on for several years.

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    1. Thank you Lee, your visits are most welcome.

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  8. Congratulations on a million views!

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  9. Such a cute card! I love all of the classics you find. Congratulations on so many views!

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  10. I love the elephant, Barbara, and I am so happy for you at all the views your blog has gotten! You deserve it, your blog is great! :)

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    1. Hi Linda, I love the elephant too. I can’t stop buying vintage cards and postcards. They are such a joy and relatively inexpensive. The other good thing is they take up little space, so I’m beginning to think they are the perfect things to collect. Thank you for your kind comment about my blog.

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  11. Congrats, Barbara! That is quite a big milestone and I know I always love stopping in and visiting on your blog, so I am not surprised you have had so many visitors. Love the card too! :)

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  12. Aww thank you Stephanie, I enjoy your blog very much too.

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  13. Excellent news, Barbara. I was thrilled when I got over the 1000 views - a million is brilliant!! My next aim is 100,000 - only 75,000 to go :) The most important thing is that you are having fun. Have a super week. Love the elephant pics.

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    1. Hello Nicola, I’ve just visited your blog and can see you are well past the first thousand views now. It is surprising how they mount up. I’ve just followed you and will be visiting often - " little helps" as they say on the Tesco ad!
      I’m glad you liked the elephant. Have a good week. Barbara

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  14. Wow, I'm impressed, Barbara, congratulations! And you've got another 2400 views just in the short time between your post and my comment. The elephant card is adorable. One of my lifelong favorite riddles is about an elephant (probably because it's one of the few I can remember since childhood; in fact I think I even included it in my first Amy book.) Anyway, here goes: Why did the elephant sit on the marshmallow? So he wouldn't fall into the hot chocolate!

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    1. I love your elephant joke Marcia!

      Thanks for the congratulations; I’m not sure I’ve done anything to deserve them – all the credit goes to my lovely blog flowers like you.

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  15. Once again, well done Barbara. Congratulations on so many views.

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    1. Thanks Tracy, I appreciate all of your visits and comments.

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  16. Congratulations! How wonderful.

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  17. Congratulations once again Barbara. You really deserve it. I always look forward to reading your posts.

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    1. Thanks so much Shashi, that is very sweet of you.

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  18. That's fantastic Barbara! Congratulations!

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  19. Congratulations!

    P.S. - I love the elephant! :D

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  20. Yes, yes, I saw the million page-view box before I read this post. Congratulations, Barbara! (And yes, don't care about the unique views or whatever. Just be happy.) The views will keep coming in. Congratulations again!

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    1. Thank you so much Claudine, I must admit to being just a little pleased.

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