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, Moodphoto, Jason, Francis, Charly, Mihran, Leyla , 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
Spring in Ireland.
Clancy Brothers festival
Knockmealdown Mountains, Co Tipperary
Cliffs of Moher
Birds of River Suir
Scarecrow Festival in Co Laois
Patsy Gibbons and his foxes
Carrick O Rede Rope Bridge
Thank you again!
Have a wonderful weekend!