This is an invitation! Because the blog has a statistics page available to the person who runs it, I get to see the number of folks visiting, and the countries that you come from. It’s wonderful to see so many countries represented, over the course of time, as well as the substantial number of readers in the US. Countries that have shown up on the list include Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Indonesia, India, Serbia, France, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Russia, Uruguay, Belize, Canada, South Africa, Great Britain, and more… I’m not sure that this means that folks from all these places are actually interested in the contents of this blog (probably not!) But certainly some are…
Anyway, it would be wonderful to hear from you. Some of you have posted comments, which have been great to see. And some are “following” the blog, which means that I get a little e-mail saying that’s happening. For everybody, here’s an invitation to say hello! Either publicly, on the blog, or by e-mail, if you’re inclined that way.
If you feel like it, it would be interesting to know what part of the world you live in, if you sail, or have in the past, or think about sailing in the future, and what draws you to reading here. Are there things that you’d like to see discussed, or have particularly liked already? Would you like to share your own experience, or a link to your own writing? Or a link to a favorite related blog? Please do post any of these!
This invitation comes with all the usual caveats about treating people with respect, and subject matter and language for “general audiences,” which you probably figured out already. I’d love to hear from you, and I’m thinking that other readers might also like to hear from you too. Please feel free to comment to this page, or to jump in with comments on any of the posts.
Thanks so much for your interest,
shemayalaurel at yahoo d0t com (you’ll need to put this e-mail address in the usual format, to use it – it’s written this way to keep it out of automated searches for addresses for spammers)