Thanks to the photos of the overland (taken by Philip Wadds), the site statistics for this blog have gone bonkers. Google is doing a fantastic job in promoting my blog but it now leaves me wondering if I’m offering my regular followers the content you want. Thanks to the lovely people who have made comments, I am encouraged. But now that I’ve been blogging for three months, I’d like to take stock.
My aim was to blog about all things writerly including interviews, discussion on books and writing, ideas for writing, and support for other writers. I hope the posts have been interesting and informative. I do get a little distracted as I am at the minute, because I can’t resist posting another photo from Philip’s album. Please excuse the absence of a literary link, but I will try to make it topical.
This is a photo of the London Gun Store in Darra (close to Peshawar in Pakistan and the Afghan border) taken in 1981. Wikipedia describes Darra as a town entirely devoted to the gun trade. It has a main street with alleys and side streets containing workshops where working copies of the world’s guns are made including Kalashnikovs and pen-guns. This is exactly as I remember the town but travel by foreign visitors to Darra is no longer permitted due to the obvious security concerns. However, there is aYou Tube video posted by an American who made a visit: The gun markets of Pakistan
Following this aside, perhaps you can advise me about the future direction my posts should take. Are you interested in the posts about Dorset? Do you like reading about travel? Can I share with you more of my writing and the experiences of being a writer? Should I include more posts about books. Let me know what you think.