I don’t know if this is good blogging etiquette, but I wanted to put together some of the wonderful comments I have received from strangers who have read my blog.
As I write this post, I have received a few short of 14,000 views of my blog. A tiny amount compared to many blogs, but a huge number as far as I am concerned. I didn’t really expect anyone to read it, I wrote it as a log of my adventure, so that I would be able to re-live the experience from time to time through my words.
I was delighted that so many friends followed and enjoyed my daily posts from the camino, and very moved by all the lovely comments I received from family and friends whilst I was walking. I can assure you that each and every one of them meant a great deal to me and really spurred me on, every step of the way.
But the comments below, from people that I don’t know, have surprised me and I am thrilled that the blog has been helpful and informative to prospective pilgrims. Thank you so much, one and all, for making the effort to leave a comment. As you can see, it is very much appreciated.
CARLOS PEBENITO – 7 September
Thank you so much for this complete and in-depth details of your walk. It has been very inspiring to read through your daily blog and helped me and my family make the decision to do the pilgrimage in 2015.
Cornishtim – 29 August
Enjoying your blog very much. Inspiring me to finalise my plans for the section from Le-puy -en Velais to SJP. I still dream of my walk on the Norte last year.
Seawarrior – 28 August
Just finished reading all of your Camino posts … thanks for sharing. It was so enlightening. I intend to take the same journey in 2015 and you gave me a lot of valuable info to mull over. Congratulations on your great accomplishment and I hope you continue posting. – Michael
CindyML – 25 August
Maggie – my friend and I will be walking the first third of the camino in September 2014 (time constraints do not allow us to do the whole thing in one trip). I will be 50 years old and when we finish (three trips) my friend will be 50. We read your blog from beginning to end last night while we had dinner at my house. Thank you so much for sharing your Camino with us. I had been searching forums for photos and hit the jackpot with your blog. Thank you again for sharing the good, bad and the ugly. Lots of good tips and ideas. Cindy from Texas
Argelia Truluck – 9 August
Thank you, thank you…! For Re-printing the Kim Green article above…(http://wp.me/p3azEo-no) It so delighted me, very generous of you, since not only made me smile,but better yet reminds us all who have the pleasure of reading-it; of our humanness, and the importance of never forgetting that our partners, husbands, friends, relatives, or anyone in our circle who’s ever been kind to us, sometimes may need a shoulder to lean on; and we should feel Oh, so privileged to have the opportunity to reciprocate…! Thanks again, I am so glad to have signed-up to follow your blog, that is immensely “divertido” [ entretaining ] FUNNY, and for now that my husband and I, cannot yet make the trip, to Camino de Santiago; your narratives have allowed me to live [ vicariously ] the adventures through the reading. Love the pictures placed along, it gives the reader and exact mental image of the terrain, and everything else you have previously described. Many Blessings onto you…!
P.S. I specially loved the pictures from above, [the Santiago’s Church rooftop ]Had no idea one could go up there, magnificent pictures.! Lia Truluck
Judy Blight – 8 August
That was a great article with lots of interesting photos and comments about the different albergues on the journey—-thanks