Wednesday, 28 November 2007


One of the fun things about blogging is that people all around the world can read what you write.

How much they read is a different matter - but I do confess taking a peek each day at the little counter that we have on this site. We are edging towards 1000 visitors (many of them yours truly of course)...

The slightly bizarre bit starts now. This blogsite collects a medium amount of information from each visitor. The server you use, the location of that server (give or take a few hundred kilometers sometimes). In a separate place, I can plot the last 10 visitors on a world map etc.

The other weird bit is that sometimes I can tell what the referring site is. A number of times people have been linked to this blog by doing google searches. Today someone in Plano, Texas - using a JC Penny Company computer googled the term "A Century of Planting" - it lead them to a posting on this blog... Who that person is I have no idea - but I am sure there are programmes out there that actually track down to the level of email addresses etc.

Point is this. The old children's song is still true: "Oh be careful little eyes what you see... there's a Father up above, and He's looking down in love, so be careful little eyes what you see."

Down here below there are plenty of eyes that are very interested in what we see - and where we visit on the internet.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4.8

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