Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ay Carumba

It's A Number Rhumba

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

This is just a quick thank you to all those readers and friends who sustain my interest in blogging. About 24 hours ago, someone in Illinois became the 40,000th reader of this humble blog. It's been an interesting day or two, because I also chalked up 70,000 page views while my Technorati Authority crossed the 200 mark. My very humble thanks to all of you.

I'd also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have wished me well as I finish my second novel, Muskoka Maharani, this month. Once that's done, I'll resume the Monday-to-Friday Post of the day segment and my Saturday trademark, Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards.

I'm sure you all noticed that for the past fortnight or so, I have not been able to reply to each individual comment as I normally do. I am totally focused on my novel at the moment. You see, I have a reputation to protect - I have never missed a deadline as a journalist, writer, editor or novelist and I can assure you this will not be the first time. Thank you for sharing this exhilarating journey with me.


Craver Vii said...

Yahoo!!! Okay, party's over. Now, get back to the book.

Merisi said...

May everything work out and procede as planned.
Stay well and good luck,

David said...

Wow! that's a lot of visits. Hope your book goes well once you've finished it, look forward to seeing you back blogging "full time" again.

See ya later,


david mcmahon said...

Hi Craver,

Aye, aye, sir. You wish is my, er, my, er, cormorant!!

(Brain addled from too much fun with the novel).

Thank you for everything.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

Thank you for being such a constant visitor, such a great supporter of my work and such a good friend.

Look after Austria for me.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Dave,

Yes, I've been very lucky - and very blessed. Thank you for your good wishes.

Enjoy using that camera - you're doing some great work with it.

Keep smiling


MedaM said...

It is nice to see new a new visitor on my blog. Thank you for dropped by. I appreciate it very much. I’ve never been in Australia but I know that summer is coming there and that your winters are mild and beautiful just like our springs are. Lucky you!
It has stopped showing but it is so somber and cold outside.
Good luck with your book and have a nice day!

YesBut said...

Hi David
Leave looking at http://mysharedimages.blogspot.com/ concentrate on finishing the novel.

I'll re-invite you to critique my photos after you've finished the writing.

Mike said...

Good luck with the deadline David and congratulations on the amount of hits you've had. I haven't checked my stats for ages but I'd put money on it that I haven't had a thousand visitors lol.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Well done.
I'm amazed you find time to do all this anyway without adding the novel into the mix.
Hope you get finished soon.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Medam,

Thanks for visiting and taking the trouble to comment. Yes, it was very warm here the past couple of days, even though summer is about five weeks away.

Do keep in touch

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi YesBut,

Checked out your images and commented. Forgot to say I loved the squirrel shot because of its candour - and the Belfast and the cruise ship.

Bravo. Great work. Work to be very proud of.

Keep smiling


Daniel Hasson said...

Hey, Dave!
You're spot on, we really do have the same eye for photos.

I'll be checking in again soon.
Great work.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Mike,

Thanks for your good wishes. Don't be ruled by your stats counter. I didn't even have one for the first few months!

The novel's going well in the final stages.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Jo,

Thank you for your warm wishes. I guess I just make the most of small windows of opportunity!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Daniel,

Great to hear from you. I figured you'd see the same approach to photography here!

Do keep in touch.

Keep smiling


captain corky said...

Congrats! This is a big month for you.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Captain Corky,

Thank you for those kind words. Seems like everything's happening at once, but it's all good.

Must hurry back to the novel now!!

Keep smiling


YesBut said...

Hi David

Thanks for taking the time to leave your critique of my photographs - especially as I know you are on a tight schedule to finish the book.

Your comments about the images used on http://yesbut-images.blogspot.com/
are pertinent. But they were taken, and chosen primarily with the objective of providing images bloggers can leave humorous captions - with little thought about the quality of the images.

I started posting photographs on http://mysharedimages.blogspot.com/
With the objective of attracting critique which I can use to improve my photographic technique. An example being the “Sweeper”. I wasn’t 100% happy with the photograph initially posted; then thanks to Ozlady (Stephanie), both her comments and work on the image, I was encouraged to close crop the image.

I notice you go in for close-up shots. This has encouraged me to “get up close and personal” the result the water droplets on leaf photograph - it was taken while waiting for a bus. (Typical when you want a bus it never comes, but when you’re taking a photo, and want more time to try other angles, two buses come).

God luck with the book, I now from experience the frustrations that can occur when a book is going to press.

Mushy said...

Congrats on the hits David...it's easy to see why. I am running along about the same number and am looking forward to that big 50 number!

Jeni said...

You do an absolutely fantastic job juggling between the superb photos, the neat little blurbs almost always accompanied by the "pun of the day" (sometimes pun of the hour it seems), plus your comments to so many and writing a book -WOW! Better to ease off the comments and stay on track, time-wise, with the book though.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Hope your novel goes well!

Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog. When you were in Muskoka, you were probably visiting Bala?

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Support and friendship is always a two way thing - I'm not at all surprised at how many visitors you have had, it is merely a reflection of the dedication, help and encouragement which you consistently given to each and every one of us. Good luck with your deadline, we are all rooting for you!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I will toast your success tonight with a glass or two of good old English ale David, Well done.. now back to the pen and paper and put your writers hat on for a while longer.

Hammer said...

congrats on the completion of your new novel and your new blog milestone :)


Corey~living and loving said...

Wow! what a popular boy you are David! :)
I have so enjoyed your blog. I am glad I found it. Your lovely comments on my blog make my day.
I hope your novel ends well, and I look forward to more great posts from you.

Craver Vii said...

The 40,000th reader: An Illinoise which was heard around the globe.

Nap Warden said...

Exciting for you...Congrats!

Pijush said...

Congratulations David. All the best for your second book, Take care.

sex said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.