Time for another group hug, and what better way to celebrate than with a snazzy new look for the site. Hope it’s not too garish for anyone 🙂

So, what’s the occasion? Well, modest as it may seem to some (yes you Lozzle) the site has now reached 1500 visits. That’s 1500, in the 9 months since I started. I had no idea what to expect when I created this blog back in September, but hitting 1500 is a good little milestone. I’ve had a real spike in hits over the last month or so, which is a little mystifying but great. I think I’m doing a better job of publicising the blog, and also adding better tags, so that’s obviously contributing.

I notice I said in my very first post that I’d try to produce around one a week, and I’ve not been too far off that target, albeit with a few lulls along the way. My recent increase in productivity should get me back on schedule, in fact by the time September comes around again it may work out at more than one a week.

My handy WordPress stats pages tells me that I’ve had most views from the UK, followed by Germany, Australia and the United States. I’ve also had occasional views from places as diverse as Indonesia, Peru, Syria and even Ecuador.

The stats also tell me that ‘muller adverts’ has been one of my most effective tags…? Hmmm…

Apart from the home page, my most popular post appears to be ‘The A to Z of Ses’. I’d make that into a link if I knew how, but I don’t. Not yet anyway 😉 Not that I’m biased, but I’d also recommend ‘A Bedtime Story’ from back in November. I think that’s quite a good one, and I’ve given it an editorial tweak recently. I’m even thinking of doing a few illustrations for it, so if I do that, I’ll probably republish it. There is a puzzle within the story, and up to now, no-one has spotted it, so feel free to have a go.

Just a quick competition update from Monday’s post. As predicted, I’ve had two entries so far (one via Twitter if you’re wondering) and I’ll leave the competition open until next Monday, so again… Feel free to have a go!

So, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has visited opensesameseed so far, even if it was by accident. Your clicking is much appreciated, and only inspires further nonsense. And for those of you that chose optional nudity… That’s appreciated even more!!! Here’s an awesome picture to celebrate group hugging, you need to click on it to unleash its full awesomeness! It’s by someone called Emilio Gomariz, well worth a google!


Coming soon, stuff about dreams, music, films, and some scathing self analysis, ooh!

*BIG HUGS* ses x