I have recently put a web counter on the blog, to see how many individual visitors "Blue-Grey" gets, and where on this fine, fine, blue planet of ours these grey people come from.
It has been running for 2 days now, and already (since I last looked anyway), "Blue-Grey" has had over 40 visits from all over the world.
All over the world? Yes. Unbelievable eh?!
I guess when you stop to think about it for more than a second, it's not really that surprising. Our planet is pretty small really - the internet has a good chunk of it tied up. I've had visits from Chicago (of course), Norway, Nova Scotia, California, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Trinidad and Tobago, Saskatchewan and Darwin, in the northern territories of Australia. Not to mention all over the UK.
The second big change is the video clips found on the title page, to be watched in a slump of almost terminal boredom I expect. Because primarily "Blue-Grey" is a diary, and a wildlife diary in the main, if not a general visual diary, I'm not too sure how this will go down with regular "Blue-Grey" visitors.
That is why I've popped a poll up beneath the videos. Do, please take part in the poll (no multiple entries though please). If the majority opinion is in favour of keeping the videos, then they'll stay.
I should tell you that they'll vary from week to week (mainly between wildlife videos and my favourite comedians I suppose - I haven't really thought much further than that just yet)... and I may... I may just give you a choice of an upcoming selection, (in a future poll).
You know. What 4 clips do YOU want to see on next week's video selection. Pick one:
a) Stoats and Weasels
b) Birds of Prey
c) African game animals
d) Exotic fish
e) Les Dawson clips at his piano.
You'll see the first topic of video I selected was just 4 little sketches from one of my favourite comedians, Bill Bailey.
If, however, I get a big thumbs down from the poll, the videos will disappear. It would be Coytuns for the videos. Poymanently.
So. There you have it. You have no choice with me spying on you, all over the world, but you DO with the videos. Vote to keep them. Vote to lose them.