Coming Soon!

While the garden has been left to the mercy of a wet winter and poor drainage, I was not neglecting my writing…well maybe a little. Except when hubby was working from home, I managed to write some new poems. These will be posted in August. I do hope you enjoy my most recently written pieces.

 

Chrissy

 

Welcome!

I just want to welcome all new followers in the past few month. I do appreciate all 700 followers.

I found my last welcome post that was made 5 months ago, shortly after I reached 600. I guess, that’s not too long ago. 🙂

Please check out my introduction page About Chrissy, my book pages Teen Novel and Poetry Books Page.

Riverside Peace as an award free blog. Your visits and comments are thanks enough.

If I haven’t yet caught up with any newbies don’t feel left out. I will check out your blogs real soon.  Thank you.

Chrissy

Archiving my less popular writings

I have been reviewing your comments and likes and matching them with the number of views registering for each particular post. In some cases, where it’s obvious that I have not inspired my readers, I have archived the posts. However, you can still view and read any archived post in their categories below. You can also find all Category links in the right column on my home page.
Children’s Corner
Poetry Mix
Short Fiction
Younger Teens
Christian Reads
Just HAIKU

Chrissy at
Riverside Peace

New Poems, Stories and Photos!

New Poems, Stories and Photos and lots more are now ready for me to post on my blog.  Thank you all for your continued support over the past couple of months while we were busy moving to our new home north of Sydney and recovering from my finger incident. Life is getting back to normal.

We’re on our way!

The house is empty and the truck is loaded. We’re on our way! YAY!

It will be a couple of weeks before the truck arrives at our new home so we have time to relax and get to know the neighbourhood while a few walls get painted and a some minor renovations are finalised.

I hope to have a little more time to catch up on my faithful followers blogs and get to know some of my new followers too.

Enjoy my Christmas blogs while we get settled.

Love, Chrissy.

We’re packing up and leaving town!

Yes, we have sold up and heading to a better climate. The next few weeks will be hectic so I will only be online as time allows. I have scheduled some new posts and some archived posts for you to enjoy during that time. I will of cause try to respond to comments when I can. Your websites and blogs will be my only reading when I have the pleasure of down time but I may not have time to leave you more than a “like”.  I will leave a new post when we’re settled enough to return to a more normal routine. Thanks to everyone ahead of time for supporting Me on Riverside Peace.

We’re Stranded.

We have traveled north to finalise details with our new home only to be stranded with road closures and fires to return back to Sydney for the last few weeks before the removal truck arrives. We are safe and this is our evacuation point if the alarm is given. There’s a lot of smoke and ash at times throughout the day but we cope with it. 😉

Please keep those who are now homeless or still in danger in your prayers.

Beach

Do you know who your Followers are?

In 2013, six years ago this past week, I created Riverside Peace but after a month of setting up the blog and posting a few test posts, my password wouldn’t work. I tried for months to retrieve it before I finally gave up. We had just moved into a sad little house that need a lot of our time renovating. That took almost eighteen months to complete. My aging father was living with us too, so blogging was the furthest thought from my mind.

Fifteen months ago, on a whim, I tried the very original password I had used back when I first set up the blog. To my surprised I was in!

The first thing I did was delete every single follower with the exception of a very dear friend. Then, I recreated the blog and shortly after I updated to the cheapest plan, mostly to get rid of those annoying ads. Interesting enough, “On a Whim’ was the only free design at the time and it was perfect. By then I had a handful of loyal followers; in return, I followed them.

In just over twelve months I had established a following just under 500 and I followed around 200 bloggers. Not very loyal, was I?

In April this year I decided to spend much of my online time looking through blogs of those who have followed me since April 2018 and of those I had followed during that time. To my surprise I discovered the following:

  • 6 followers had deleted their blogs (some of these I had been following)
  • 3 were sex worker sites
  • 5 were bloggers who sell stuff
  • 7 hadn’t posted for almost a year

I deleted all 21 followers and to my disbelief only one returned. He is a blogger that sells stuff but he turned out to be also a true follower. I actually deleted him twice before he sent me a message that he really like reading my posts. Sorry. We chatted back and forth and I agreed to leave him as a follower, if he wasn’t offended if I didn’t follow him. This he agreed to and promised to at least leave a ‘like’ when he dropped by. He still does  and from time to time he leaves a comment. I now follow him but just through Reader.

By deleting the other twenty followers, it had obviously dropped the overall number of bloggers who follow me. I thought I would never get to 500. June was the slowest month of new followers with only one or two new followers a week.

I have now also viewed all but the few recent follower blogs and increased the number of bloggers I follow. Please don’t be offended if I have not viewed your blog or decided not to follow for a various reasons. The main reason is that some whole blogs are vacant of any English and I have no idea what their blog is about.

Thank you to all my loyal followers for putting up with me.
Chrissy