This posting is to thank the 58 Followers of this Blog. When the AM started blogging, the motivation was to cut a tiny outpost of the 'Net to feed the 'anorak' in me - ships and bikes. Thomas's blog was the first Blog I followed and I think Thomas was the first Follower of Antipodean Mariner.
The Blog fell into abeyance for about a year as the AM struggled with motivation and the guilt of old, stale postings taunting and mocking. The Rena grounding, while an individual tragedy, rekindled the motivation through (with the invaluable feed from colleagues at the site) being able to fulfill the role of citizen journalist and present the unsanitised face of a major salvage operation.
This year, my target is to grow the Blog to 100 Followers and to keep up the discipline of regular postings and relevant content. Followers' feedback in the form of comments, and the occasional email are incredibly rewarding and so 'Thank you'. Thomas, if you're still reading the Blog how's the cadetship going?