This blog is two years old

In February 2014, I installed WordPress offline using Wamp server, and started this blog. Only a couple of my first posts survived until this day. My initial idea was to create a portfolio-type blog, and I wrote ten posts and stuffed them with children pictures. When I went online on St Patrick’s Day, I got a few ‘likes’ and was very pleased that someone took interest in my creation.  My very first followers were https://lisalabelleblog.wordpress.com/https://poemsandpeople.wordpress.com/ and http://www.tonyeveling.com/blog/. They are not blogging anymore, I am afraid.

Then came a nightmare. Certain webpages linked to my posts tagged ‘children photography’, and certain sort of spam flooded my Spam folder. Akismet catches spam, but doesn’t protect from those who deliver it. I deleted my posts. Only after a year I dared to use this tag again. Nothing happened so far, but the same spammers linked to one of my Saltee Island posts, and I was getting hundreds of spam comments daily until I closed the comments altogether. WordPress  is not all white and fluffy.

These ten bloggers are among my first followers, still active and sparkling with talent. They have been my friends and supporters since early spring 2014.

Sheri de Grom,  Marcus Dilano Photography,  MoodphotoJasonFrancisCharlyMihranLeyla Harrie Nijland, Jet Eliot

There are more than a hundred bloggers in my community since 2014 – great friends and brilliant writers and photographers. I cannot name all of you here, but you know who you are. Thank you for blogging and reading my blog! Way to go to us all!

There is a potpourri of photographs from some of my older blog posts. They are not linked to the post or larger versions. Please scroll down – I hope you remember some of them. Thank you so much for your visits over these two years!

Green St Patrick’s Day illumination in Carrick on Suir, 2014

patrick_day

Spring in Ireland.

ireland_daffodils1

swans_in_the_haze2

winding_road

bluebells_jenkinstown

Clancy Brothers festival

clancy festival

257clan

Edinburgh

edinburgh

Knockmealdown Mountains, Co Tipperary

the vee

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Saltee Islands

Saltees

Saltees

gannet

gannet

Street photography

pose

sell

pride 2013

pride 2013

Birds of River Suir

stonechat

heron

Herbs

suir

suir

oregano

linden

Scarecrow Festival in Co Laois

scarecrow festival

scarecrow festival

Patsy Gibbons and his foxes

Pat Gibbons foxes

Pat Gibbons foxes

Carrick O Rede Rope Bridge

rope bridge

Giants Causeway

giant's causeway

Dark Hedges

dark hedges

dark hedges

dark hedges

Irish summer

Irish summer

Irish summer sunset

Sunsets

sunset

sunset

Water

reflections

Johnstown castle

Barcelona

fountain

gaudi

Barcelona

Faceless

faceless      faceless   faceless

Trees

book cover

sand tree

sand tree

Fairy tale

20

Another spring

Ireland

ireland

ireland

Ancient

dolmen

Mystery

creepy tree

Children

child

child

child

Foxes

fox1 291gauss

pat_gibbons

Hoodoos

 

Bryce Canyon Bryce Canyon

More birds

Bryce Canyon

cian_finn

Streets

dublin

dublin

spraoi

beggar

Thank you again!

inesemjphotography Have a wonderful weekend!

210 comments

  1. Congratulations! It is just so great, you have a fantastic blog. I have to admit you’ve got done what I never managed. I have very few followers who rarely comment or read anything. I am thrilled about the interaction on your blog. You are definitely doing great!

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    1. Thank you so much! Having many followers means that I visit other blogs only once a week, or even in two weeks, and all these wonderful people still bear with me, bless them all! 🙂

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  2. Many congratulations on two great years of blogging. I’m sorry to hear about the dodgy start though. (I heard a similar story from another blogging friend, too.) Your photos are stunning – and such a wonderful variety. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following you, Inese, ans hope to read many more wonderful posts.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Millie, and for all the support! Thank you for your fantastic books, and inspiring blog posts! I am very grateful for following and for the spirit of blogger friendship- I have never said that I ‘write for myself’ 🙂 Thank you again!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, they scared me all right. Another unpleasant experience was a visit and ‘like’ from an adult blog – only on a post with children photographs, nowhere else. I was very upset. After that I am not posting children photography-themed blogs anymore, only random pictures. They cannot track random pictures.

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        1. We are having St. Patrick’s Day today. It is a fun day when people generally celebrate the spring and showcase the best of their community. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and best of Irish Luck to you and your family! 🙂

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        2. I wish you and your The same Happy St.Patrick’s Day. We are celebrating too at our local church the Night of Columbus are sponsoring the party.And Best of Irish Luck to you Inese.

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  3. Very lovely pictures. There are so many, and great ones, it is hard to comment on all. There are two I find particularly nice, because they’re in a row, at a festival: the children playing music and then the young women below, As if we’d taken a time tunnel. Tous mes compliments…

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      1. I have found your post. Fascinating. Such merriment and beauty. And the owlet! (We would call it an Orfraie). And the song. Never heard it before but committed to memory. Lovely.
        (Do you speak Gaelic?)

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        1. That video is a roar. 🙂 I am Breton, but I don’t speak it. Fortunately I still have the music. A biniou (bagpipe) and a “bombarde” (short flute) take me to heaven. For five minutes, after which my wife says: “What’s all this whining”? 😉

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  4. Inese, congratulations on reaching a landmark. I like your nature, people and personal photographs. The image of unique places and faces are wonderful gifts you share openly.
    The fox handler, puffin birds and crystal comany posts were ones I really remembered. 🙂 hugs from Robin

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