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Review of the most popular bits on the blog

Thank you to everyone who responded to my question about What would you like to see more of on this blog. Books have been dispatched to some of the respondents – apologies that I cannot send everyone a book!

The results of the poll were interesting.

Leading the pack was the motivational-type posts. I’mve put together this page of Encouragement as a starting point for you to delve into the archives.

Second up was posts about my own expeditions. My plans for next year are warming up nicely, so more on that soon. For now there’s the account of me rowing to France or walking across India to keep you going.

In third place, for the masochists among you (or perhaps the sadists), were posts about training, like this one.

For the aesthetes out there, there will be more emphasis on photography. My current project, 365 days, is here.

The comments people left are really helpful for directing me in the right direction for improving this site.

The most common request was for “Inspiration, Motivation, Encouragement, Living Fully” posts such as this, this and this.

There were requests for technical articles about kit and expedition logistics, but I’mm afraid I’mm not very interested in that stuff! However, if you have written something suitable I would be happy to feature your writing on the site. Do get in touch.

Some people liked the unpredictability of the site, that takes you from thought-provoking tragedy to comedy to pianos and to lists (Liszt, get it?).

Photo Friday remains popular. Do consider submitting a photography of your own here.

The final thing I learnt today was to always save your work. This is my second writing of this post after my computer crashed…

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