How a reader helped to create the best post of 2008

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Stromness from the pass – the point where Shackleton, Crean
and Worsley first saw safety. Click on the thumbnail above
for a larger photo

I’d like to enter The grim grandeur of South Georgia for The Tillerman’s competition Simply The Best, which seeks to celebrate the vibrant diversity of boating weblogs.

This post is simply the best because it connects us to the past, draws attention to important but little-known boat-related information, was the development of a series and showed readers contributing from across the world.

This combination of history, relevance to the present day and reader engagement is what makes worth the time and effort I put into it. In particular, the contributions of people such as Jeff Cole and a host of boatbuilders and boating enthusiasts make what it is – believe me, I don’t do it for the Google Adsense income!

2 thoughts on “How a reader helped to create the best post of 2008”

  1. Morning Gavin, Happy New Year. I'm tickled pink, and so will Bill be! I'll see if he'll contact you himself as he's closer to you than I am over here.

    Had a great christmas, and a busy time after. Some sailing, the weather has been all over the place! Sunday morning it was like glass at dawn so I rowed 10k in the morning and took a wheelchair bound friend sailing in the afternoon. Slept well, too well, was late for work on the first day back!


  2. Hi Jeff – it's good to hear from you.

    Glad you've had a good Christmas, and I think it's good to be slightly late on the first day back, as it reminds the bosses that you've got another life 😉

    I trust 2009 treats you kindly.


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