Monday, February 17, 2014

{some thoughts...}

My blog.

I haven't been around a lot lately. I only blog when ever I feel like it and I found out something last month that really stopped me from blogging. I noticed I had/have a lot of visitors from Russia. Then I found out that they weren't real visitors, but that my blog was spammed, so called referrer spam.  Your site is being used to get a high search engine ranking for another site. And a high pagerank probably means.....cash (?).
There isn't much that can be done about it. I did notice however that Google Analytics seems to give a more realistic view of the number of visits to my blog.

The weather

We have had no winter at all. While parts of the world were hit by violent snow storms or raging rain fall we have had spring like weather on some day. I realize that neither of these types of weather are a good sign, but the absence of snow (so far) has made me very happy. Snow is very nice, but I hate to have to plow through it every day for a couple of months.
I just wonder what spring and summer will bring .... maybe snow ;-)

Book

A while ago I pre-ordered a book I have been looking out for for some time. It is written by Yvonne Eijkenduijn of Yvestown. It is called "Yvestown in te keuken" (Yvestown in the kitchen), it contains delicious recipes and gorgeous interior shots by Yvonne. I will get a signed copy in the end of March.
Unfortunately for my non Dutch readers, it is written in Dutch. But I am sure it will be translated!
If you would like to buy the book, follow this link.


P.S. I hope you had a nice Valentines Day!


Photo: Yvestown.com



1 comment:

  1. Oh no so sorry to hear about your site being spammed :( I'm looking forward to seeing Yvestown's new book, I have it on my wishlist for pre-order. Glad to hear it's good x

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