I hope that I got this right. It should be ‘Many Thanks’, in German.
When I checked my blog dashboard this evening, I discovered a message from WordPress. It told me that my ‘stats are booming.’ (Their phrase) I looked at the figures, and sure enough, I have had my best day for views at beeleypete, since starting this blog, in 2012. One thing confused me though. Despite high viewing figures, visitor numbers were average, and the same as I might see on any day. The breakdown by country gave the answer. Someone in Germany has been reading my blog today. They have been reading it a lot. So far 78 posts, and still going.
Single-handed, they have doubled what was already a pretty good day, especially for a Sunday, which is usually a quiet day in my neck of the woods. I have no idea what they are reading, but stats show that it is mostly archive posts. I am now imagining someone in Germany, male or female, with a lot of time on their hands today. Enough time to read sufficient words to fill a small book, and presumably, in a second language too.
So, mysterious German blogger, I say ‘Thank You’. For your time, your effort, and your full day of dedication to my blog. More than just increasing my ‘views’, you have put a smile on my face.