Every once in a while I consult our blog's statistics page to see where our visitors are coming from. Yesterday, as often happens when I see a source that I don't recognize, I followed a link to a thread on a cruising forum. The content of the thread isn't all that important but one post on it was by someone who professed to be a former reader of this blog. He said that he stopped visiting because my daily posts seemed forced, as if I had nothing to write about but felt compelled to post to simply “keep the hits coming in.” True? Yes and no.
Because we seldom go a day without posting, I do know that there are a number of people who would wonder “what's up?” if I were to miss a day and so, for this reason, I do feel a bit of a responsibility to at least make an effort. As for not having anything to say though, that is hardly accurate. I have an entire list of topics that I want to discuss and will post about them when I'm so inspired. Today though, I have nothing of a nautical interest to share. So, if you're one of those guys, you might want to tune out now.
If this content posts properly, credit goes to the iPad app Blogsy. If it does not, blame it on operator error. Don't see any pics? That's because I haven't quite figured that part out yet.
Today I am posting from our new iPad mini because we dropped our MacBook Pro at the Apple store in Temecula. As I posted before, the trackpad stopped working and although I was using a mouse as a workaround, I thought I'd take a crack at getting it repaired while here. I am a huge fan of Apple products, having been a customer for over 20 years. I am now a real fan of the service they offer in their stores too. Things break, that is a fact that boaters know all too well. The systems that Apple have organized in their stores to deal with service issues should be studied by retail outlets everywhere. I won't bore you with the details but after promising to try to squeeze our repair job in so that we could pick the computer back up on Sunday, we received an email only a few hours after we had left to say that they had already completed the job. Happy? Very!