10 December 2008

Blog of Note - Who me?

When I checked my e-mails yesterday afternoon, I noticed that I had a flood of comments and then read a few congratulations for having been selected as a Blog of Note. That is the last thing I expected and all I can say is, "WOW", in more ways than one.

First of all I often browse through the Blogs of Note, but never expected to be on the list. In fact I generally try and keep out of the lime light, but this time round I guess I can't, so thank's team Blogger for the recognition.

Secondly, it has unleashed a wave of visitors and comments that is simply unbelievable. There have been about 8,000 hits on my site since yesterday morning. That is amazing.
I have always blogged for my own pleasure and have enjoyed the friendships and interactions that have developed over cyber space and just want to say a big thank you for all the visits and comments. There are just too many messages to respond to at the moment, but I will make a point of visiting everyone who has left a comment .............. except the spam merchants of course.

In case you are wondering about the warthog, the only reason he is here is because I like warthogs.

38 comments:

willow said...

Many congratulations!! I have never actually known anyone else who was chosen as a "blog of note"! Your blog is very unique, interesting and well deserving of this honor. I know what you mean about the visitors...my site meter was going nuts!

Jenty said...

wow, that's wonderful, congrats!! I read your blog all the time, even though I don't comment often anymore.

PS. I've noticed that your blogroll still has a link to my old site, please change it ;) Thanks :)

Glutone Insanu said...

Hey! I found its blog in the list of most interesting! It can seem strange what I go to say, but, Africa is VERY strong! I wait that you continue portraying this. It forgives me for the bad English.

JOSEPH GELB said...

that is a crazy mean pig ill try to keep my hand out of the mouth when i feed it cookies

AlaneM said...

I'm loving your blog! I have always wanted to visit Africa & I'm enjoying your pictures very much. Congrats on becoming a blog of note - you deserve it!

C.S. Chicago said...

I am a little new to this website, but wow, this is really an amazing blog. thanks for taking your time to show everyone these incredible things. I really can't believe some of these pictures, and other from that the piece on innocence lost was very thought provoking.

OpheliaDEAD said...

You definitely deserve to be on the blog of note list! Your blog is amazing and I am in love with your photos, especially the one of the Caracal.

All I can say is wow!

Just call me Kitt10's said...

This is a great photo, so are all your other photo's too though. Congrats on being listed with blog of note. Keep those beauties coming.

nickipeek said...

I love warthogs too - infact I can recommend an amazing book called "All the way home" by Bookey Peek (my stepmum). We had a pet warthog, called Pumba, of course named after the Lion King by my little brother who was 6 at the time!

Sierra Night Tide said...

Congrads!

Warthogs...your strange but that's cool.

Dolphin Dreamz said...

Impressive blog, Check my blog Open With Your Smile ;-) and leave your footprints ;-)

Firefly said...

Well now that you are "blog famous" I hope you won't forget your old blog friends. *wink* Ha ha ha ha.
I have to say congrats again. You really deserve it. And I agree about the spammers. At least leave a proper comment before advertising yourself.

FAIQUE said...

very unique blog...impressive!

LaClau said...

Congratulations. I am visiting from Mexico and find your blog absolutely enjoyable. Great content (text and pictures). Thanks for sharing.

Tee Zee said...

Wow! that's a dangerous animal right there, surprisingly enough it's from the pig family.


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Michael Lockridge said...

Congratulations on the Blog of Note. I, too, like warthogs. In fact, I wrote a story about one I saw in San Antonio, Texas.

http://shortstoriesbymlockridge.blogspot.com/2007/07/ooz.html

Thanks for sharing!

Mike

david mcmahon said...

I;m not surprised. Not at all.

cherokeefox said...

People are so interested because most of us will never get the chance to go to such an exotic place such as Africa. If we can't go, then the next best thing is to connect with someone who can. Your photography is terrific. I love elephants but find myself really enjoying the dung-beetles.

Eleanor said...

My congratulations. 8000 hits is just amazing. You know I visited the Addo Park in the 50's when I was a child. You have made me positively enthusiastic about doing a trip down to the Eastern Cape next year and discovering it all over again. My family on my mom's side were married to Rippons who farmed near Seven Fountains and we visited the farm at least once a year when I was young and did a major trip to PE on the back of a truck dressed in dust coasts! You and your neigbours are real heroes to do neighbourhood watch under those conditions. Go well!

Tony G said...

Hello, Congrats on the blog of note. Have a great friend tha tlives in Boksburg.He and I worked together several years ago and ahve remained great friends. His Faveriote place is Kruger Park. Hope to travel there soon.
May favorite Blogs are from people who are proud of their country no matter what is going on they still love thier country.

McG said...

Warthogs are awesome. Do you take all the pictures you post in the blog?

natalie said...

Wow! Big Congratulations!
Hey how big is that sucker?:)
and why do you like them?
hugs :)
natalie

Layla said...

Your pictures are really spectacular! Thank you for sharing them. :)

Dubtak said...

I haphazardly throw my hat in the blog-of-note-comments ring, further clogging your inbox. Huzzah! I very much like the photography, and am also a fan of warthogs, as much as a California resident can truly appreciate them. Hope things continue well for you!

-DubTak

tangobaby said...

Like my buddy Willow, and you this week as well, today was my blog of note day. You're right, it's a bit of information overload, and I'd never really thought about it at all, but I'm happy to pay a visit here and take a peek around because of BoN.

And I do like your warthog very much.
Congratulations.

Kaiser said...

"Lime light" is actually one word. Just sayin.

Justin Smith said...

Congratulations on your brand spankin' new spotlight! I'm quite jealous.

That is to say, I would be if I had actually been blogging for any span of time.

I'm brand new to the. Eh. Uh. Blogosphere. Gah there I said it (such an atrocious word). Anyway I'm new to blogging so I'll keep an eye on you because you must be doing something right!

Nice warthog by the way.

Baruch said...

What a beauty! And ongrats on being listed with blog of note

weblinkx said...

here in the Philippines we do have so many pigs like this in the wild. Sad to say that this pig is part of the menu in some areas. Their meat is pure lean meat no fats.

vini said...

hey..seriously..ur blog s fantastic!! keep up the good work..
and congrats!!

Duncan Goose said...

Congratulations on a fab blog.

NFL Classifieds said...

Congratulations Yes, but. How close were you when you took that warthog picture? MAN!!!

Sure would like to have one of those for a pet.

Gretchen said...

Congratulations! That's truly an honor!!

Soul said...

Anymore to say? Congratulations of course!

Anna said...

Wow we have this guy at our Toronto Zoo, lol.

Btw Max-e how do you retrieve information how many hits you get on your blog? Thanks.

Anna :)

David Anttony said...

Great pic -- we saw one of these in Singapore on one of the outlying islands - quite an amazing animal. This is an amazing pic.

Warmest
David Anttony

Cheesy said...

Where did you get that pic of me??
BTW Congratz!

jason said...

keep your blogs going, i really enjor reading them. Btw thats a sweet picture of that hog