The Last Post


Well not quite, I’ll still be posting regular blog posts. But this will be the last of my one photograph posts for a while.

I’d like to get your opinion though.

  1. Did you enjoy the posts
  2. Where there too many

Right now I’m sitting in the airport at Hong Kong waiting for my flight to the UK. It’s night, so not a lot to see

I’ll get home tomorrow and then I’ve got to sort through the photographs, grade the keepers, and upload them to Flickr for future blog posts, similar to the series I did from France.

My visit to Japan wouldn’t have happened if my wife Elaine hadn’t encouraged me to go. And I also have to thank Jamie, my eldest son for putting up with me and showing me some of the incredible sights in Japan. My other son Andrew made sure I got to the airport on time and he’s picking me up tomorrow. Finally, thanks Debbie for helping Elaine whilst I was away

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18 thoughts on “The Last Post

  1. Must admit I fell behind, but I did enjoy them. Not too many, and I think you will appreciate the regularity when you look back on them, as a reminder of where you went and when. Great idea in my opinion, and might try the same when I go to Australia and New Zealand next year

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  2. Hi Mike. Call me old fashioned but I prefer to see a considered summary (even if there are several posts with different topics/locations) afterwards. Doing it daily is just like Facebook or instagram, etc. and I consider blogging a step above those. Sorry!

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    1. Fair comment, Mike. It was a bit of an experiment to see if it could be done and in a way to keep my wife updated with what was going on. It’s not something I would do on a regular basis, that’s for sure

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  3. I think I enjoy your long and descriptive Post because you are good at it. Not that I don’t enjoy short post but it’s just about preference. I think short one allows you to be more interactive and active too. You don’t have to wait to share your opinion. 😃

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    1. It’s back to the long and descriptive post again Arv. It’s just difficult when travelling to write one of those because I don’t take my laptop with me.

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  4. I would post as you feel. That’s at least how I do it. There are days when you might have many pictures or posts, and days when you don’t post any. If I would blog based on certain rules, if it’s too much or not, my blog would be long gone. The fun about blogging is that you have a space where you can share things you care about at the moment, your interests, your photos and what not.

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    1. I like the idea for when I’m travelling, Dennis, because it lets people know what I’m up to. But normally I would just go for regular posts. however I’m away again in October so I might see how it goes. I did get one complaint from someone whilst I was doing the daily posts that it was too much and that I was spamming them. Not sure how to reply to that because if you follow a blog you get to see every post.

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      1. I’m pretty hardline in this case, but I try to stay classy and say that this is how I like to blog. There is always the option to unfollow, because like you said, you’re following people if you like what they are doing, not if you don’t like their posting habits. I won’t change my posting habits because one person complains. Also what is the definition of spam… I’ve seen people, probably bots, uploading like 20 posts per day 24/7… no text, just pictures and tons of posts or just reblog spam… pretty much bot or script behaviour, which is why I unfollow in that case. That would be spam in my opinion.

        I’m exhausted when I do 5 posts per day, and it barely happens, but it can happen if blogging is the only thing I care about at the evening of a certain day. I probably have a few days in a month where it can be like 5 posts per day. But most of the time it’s just 1 or 2 posts, with a several day break inbetween. I think most of humans do maybe 1-5 posts per day or week, and sometimes no posts at all. I don’t think that is spam.

        So, I’d probably stay classy and say “Sorry, this is how I do the things” or “I do currently have a lot to share but I am usually much quieter”. I don’t think we have to feel bad when we know were aren’t spammers.

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  5. Blogging from home and blogging while on the road have one big element of difference to me. Time. As a traveller I like to take in as much as I can, without the demands of blogging cutting into that. I guess that is my way of saying that I liked your approach. We didn’t miss out on too much with your condensed version, and you got to experiment with a different take on blogging while away. I have a feeling we will see more of this approach. Cheers.

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    1. It was an experiment Dan and I quite liked the idea of just one photograph and a short description. In a way, it allows me to show you what I’m up to whilst I’m travelling. Back to my regular posts now and then with a trip in October coming up I may do the same thing again.

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    1. Got a lot to do to sort through them and rate them before publishing a blog post. Haven’t really stopped since I got home with things to do around the house and garden.

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  6. Finally managed to get around to replying to all of your comments, which I’m about to do now. It’s been hectic since I got back and I’ve never stopped. It’s amazing how much needs to be done around the house when you are away for any time. So here goes….

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