Christmas has come and gone, but a wonderful blogger friend of mine in England sent me a post about the choir that sang of the birth of our Lord Jesus at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Stephen Liddell, author and tour guide, is a blogger with over 3,000 followers. He waited in line for two hours to get into St. Paul’s to hear the King’s College Choir of Cambridge. He said that it was “well worth it.”
Christmas may be over, but I just had to share this same song from a previous year. Our prayers for the New Year should be that the message of “Oh Holy Night” and the Savior who came will help our world to be more peaceful in the year to come.
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Happy New Year to all
When I started writing my blog in 2009, I decided that this was the place for me to express myself in so many ways and there was a world out there to find me if they wished to do so.
It was shortly after this that I decided that I could not tie myself down with other forms of media. Facebook, as popular as it is with many, was not for me. Who really wanted to know my every move of the day: what I ate; where I went; my latest photos…and so much more. A daily catalog of everything short of more personal and private moments was not for me. ( To each his/her own. This may be because I get bored quickly.)
This leads me to the reason for this post. I want to thank so many people who have followed my blog..or have found Boyer Writes at least once. It never ceases to amaze me that people in so many parts of the world are now connected by the internet. Most of my readers are from the U.S., United Kingdom and many parts of Europe. Nevertheless, it is wonderful to see that someone has found my writings in places like Vietnam, Belarus, Jordan, Mongolia or Madagascar.
I especially thank WordPress for the daily and yearly update on where around the world someone has found Boyer Writes online: 2015 was a good year…at least for me. I don’t expect to be in the millions of views, but everyone is important.
9,580 visitors to the site
57 posts written and published
(Overall grand totals since 2009: 521 posts, 95,643 vies , 30,567 visitors with 173 followers. )
This is also to encourage other writers to venture out and make your thoughts known to the world that is out there waiting.
I’m looking forward to a New Year. There’s much to explore. One of my goals is to start blogging my novel. The title is THE SEED. If you are a follower, be looking for this. It actually was conceived by one of my blogs that has had the most hits throughout the years. WHAT HAPPENED TO SS. GENERAL HANS KAMMLER? Because there was so much interest, I believed it would make a great novel…now in the making.
Again, thank you and Happy New Year to all.
Each year Boyer Writes is amazed at the power of the internet and its influence around the world. Here are a few facts sent to me from Word Press and some I have found for the year 2012:
- 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals (according to wordpress.com)
- 289 Posts (or writings)
- 67 Categories
- 1,005 Tags (These are used for search engines
- Boyer Writes started writing a blog in Sept. 2009. This made all time views of 49,717 In all this time, the best day for views was a total of 605 views. This was on Nov. 22, 2011 with 85 comments from people around the world. Thank you!
- What were the most popular writings? It seems that people are quite interested in historical events and people. I was especially pleased that Old Letters was popular because it was about my mother who passed away last year at age 93. To read a few of the favorites, click on the links below.
32 views OLD LETTERS ” Love letters from Carl”
10 views Just Relax…for longer life!
One of the categories that means the most to me is INSPIRATIONAL and the music of the great Masters. Click to view
In Celebration of 200 writings
Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 Of all the writings in the past two years, the one that has been clicked on and written about the most is the writing about SS General Hans Kammler. I had people writing from South America saying they could do research in a museum there and another reader who said his grandfather had some involvement in this mysterious situation. Another had papers with the actual handwriting of the General. Perhaps we all just love a good mystery. I have included a link below that will give you the full writing (posted in Feb. 2010). Maybe you will have an idea why it generated such interest. If so, send me a comment.
( Reader comments are at the end of the writing…for your entertainment. )
SS General Hans Kammler
Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 Recently the movie came out called “War Horse”. This video is taken from a previous writing about a real American horse (Mongolian breed) who served in the Korean War.
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 Some words and video taken from :Uplifting and DelightfulPosted on February 11, 2011It occurred to me recently how important it is for our mental health to watch and to listen to things that are uplifting, delightful or inspiring. We can become bogged down in the media overload that gives our minds and hearts a feeling of depression, hopelessness, and regret… amidst world calamity. Not that this is unimportant, for it is…especially to those who are living through oppression and difficulties. None the less, life needs a balance…..
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 Our wonderful moonTuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 Mt. Fuji and the beautiful maple trees as photographed by N. Boyer (See more photography by Boyer by clicking on the abstract picture at right.) Enjoy these beautiful slides with music. Turn on the sound.
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 Individuality and the “The Finger Print of God”
Video Sunday Jan.15, 2012
A CELEBRATION OF 200 WRITINGSThank you from Nancy Boyer, author of Boyer WritesIn 2009, I began a new venture….blogging. It was the beginning of becoming a writer, artist, designer, photographer, and most of all….the kindling of a new appreciation for great music, history, and those ordinary and extra-ordinary people who make up our world. My goal was to inspire; to challenge and to open up our thinking. It is my prayer that this has been accomplished.A I look back on my 200 writings, it is hard to choose my favorite. At the right of this page is a listing of categories that may help you to find your favorite subject and revisit some of the writings that have now spanned over two years.I have decided that the videos and pictures that were included have added much to making the writings come to life. Hearing the great orchestras of the world or the voices that can only be God given is a gift and technology has made this possible.We live in a world with great unrest and turmoil. We must from time to time rest our souls and see the beauty that is all around us. My writings may never have recognition as great writers in history, but they can be meaningful to those who are seeking something to challenge them to a better life and to their own importance in life.Especially recommended (under the category of Great Composers and the title “Courage and The New World“) is one of my personal favorites. As I listened to the music video, I found myself caught up in the beauty of this music born from the grief and loss in his life…and his reaching forth to a new life in America. Antonin Dvorak filled his soul as he penned The New World symphony music. I will also share with you a part of this writing that challenges each of us that there is much to find …to live…and to make ourselves an instrument of its truth:These words by Dvorák say it best:“The Music of the People is like a rare and lovely flower, growing amidst encroaching weeds. Thousands pass it…while others trample it under foot.Thus the chances are that it will perish before it is seen….by the discriminating spirit who will prize it above all else.The fact that no one has yet arisen to make the most of it…does not prove that nothing is there. “At this 200 celebration, I would love to hear from you and know who is following the writings, as you are able to do so. My email is: email@example.com You can also click on “Leave a comment” seen at the end of the writing. I will look forward to hearing from you. If you are not on our notification list of new writings, leave your email and we will be glad to add it.
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