Rather than the usual one or 2 visits an hour to this site from people looking for Naked Bearded Men (and leaving disappointed), Sitemeter is telling me I'm currently getting about 1 a minute and they're all coming in from Blogs of Note, Blogger's very own "here, take a look at this one" site.
I have no idea what I've done to gain the recognition, but I know when I do turn up to a new blog, it's not always easy to get an immediate idea of whether it's the kind of place I'd like to explore, or would rather spend my time doing my own dental work with a swiss army penknife.
So welcome to all those who've just arrived for the first time, and for those who want a quick overview, take a look at the New Here? Read This post, and for those who want the 1 sentence summary:
I'm a portrait photographer with a background in Philosophy who lives in SW Scotland and was going to be a writer, but then started suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and a battle with Depression; and I'm happily married to a textile and mixed media abstract artist, and I have 2 children (one of whom has Down's Syndrome), 3 stepchildren and 3 grandchildren, and I play the bouzouki and mandolin, and...
Sorry can't do it - take a look at the Find your favourite topics labels on the sidebar on the right, or take a quick scan down the front page to get a sense of this blog.
Oh, and I am one of those bloggers that usually replies to comments, so do take a moment to leave one saying hello if you hang around long enough :)