Sunday, March 8, 2020

One Million Views

Today, 8 March 2020, marks a milestone for my Princess Elizabeth Estate blog here.
Total viewership to this blog has passed the 1,000,000 views mark.

I started blogging back in 2007 when a colleague suggested I write about my travels.
I found blogging quite easy and quite fun but the enthusiasm was short lived.
I realised that my travel blog had no focus. It was all rambling and was going all over the place (he he, pun intended)

So in 2011, I decided to focus on one topic and that was to recall the memories about the place where I grew up, my kampong Princess Elizabeth Estate.
This was the place that was most dear to me, my growing up years, my neighbourhood friends, classmates, my schooldays. As a baby boomer, I watched my parents struggled through this period. The period of self-sacrifice and nation building.

So I intended that some record of my early life there would somehow remain for posterity.
The blog has expanded to over 190 articles to date. I hope to continue to write more about the place and I hope my readers will continue to contribute stories and photos to keep our collective memories alive.

A big Thank You to all my viewers and readers for visiting over the past 9 years.

I write so that the story that lives with me, will live with you as well. When a story is told, it's not forgotten; it becomes something else..the memories of who we were, the hope of what we can become.
(Sarah's key by Tatiana de Rosnay)