Saturday, 11 June 2016

Farewell for now dear readers

Well, it is with a heavy heart that I have made the decision after over fives years of blogging and a million and a quarter page views to call it a day on releasing regular blog posts. There are lots of reasons for this which I won't bore you with but sadly, for the moment at least, I cannot summon up the necessary enthusiasm to sustain the release of regular postings.

I started this blog simply as a means of recording my memories in an online diary but its readership - much to my amazement and delight - grew steadily to the extent that I have an average of 25,000 views a month - on a bad month.

Thank you dear reader if you have read my ramblings over the years, left a comment or sent me the odd email. This has all been much appreciated. Wherever you are in the world I do hope that you can get out on your bicycle and continue or start to have adventures of your own.

Farewell for now dear readers.






15 comments:

  1. Absolutely gutted! Being a fellow orange brompton owner I always looked forward to your posts

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  2. I am going to miss your beautiful prose and charming personality. Thanks for all your letters and effort. God bless you. Best regards from Mexico

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  3. Thank you mr. Orange!! I was one of those millions of viewers. And I must say I picked up quite a lot of information. I just know you will start blogging again... In time.... And we will be awaiting your posts! Have fun doing other things!

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  4. Please say it ain't so, Mr O! I've been a regular reader for a several years and always appreciated your well-written reports and good photos. You have done so much to promote the Brompton experience and I think that Brompton should reward you for all you have done to increase their worldwide sales:-) Clearly it's been a labour of love, but I can understand that you want a rest. I hope that you will keep you blog active because your posts are always good to re-read. I look forward to you posting again when you can, because there's so many people worldwide who really enjoy what you do. Thank you, and enjoy the ride, wherever it may take you next.

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  5. Naw! I dont think so. You will get through your worries, miss this and eventuallty be back!! Thanks for all so far:)
    Cheers /kai

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  6. Thanks Mr Orange. I hope all is well, and thank you for your delightful posts.

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  7. Always a pleasure to read your Brompton blog and I have recommended this to friends as an example of a well written yet informative style. I think you have succeeded in sharing all the emotions of owning and riding these amazingly practical bicycles. Best wishes for the future! All good things, Simon.

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  8. Oh! Well, all good things come to an end. Time to say thank you very much!

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  9. So it's time to say goodbye...
    I found this blog 2 years ago after I saw that tiny bike running in the cycle lane and it became one of my favourite. I read the stories, the reviews, watched the video and I said to myself "I have to buy this bike. It's compact, nice and they are so happy using it".
    Few months later, I bought it and I'm happy to have it. I bought also few accessories after reading the reviews of Mr.Orange.
    I really enjoyed reading this blog and it was a source of inspiration.
    I hope that this will be just a good bye and we're going to read "soon" other orange adventures!

    Thanks Mr.Orange, enjoy the bikes!

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  10. All the best, Mr Orange! I have picked up so many tips from your knowledgeable and entertaining blog.
    Good luck and enjoy the Condor road bike....more fun on two wheels!
    Ting-a-ling!
    Christine and LadyLaLa (lagoon blue/black special edition)

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  11. Saddened, but I respect your decision. Thank you very much indeed for all the fun, knowledge, and experience you have shared with us all. I wish the very best of health and happiness throughout your days. Very very good luck to you, and thank you once again. Al

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  12. Ah, well. I've enjoyed your blogs, videos and photos of you and your gang so much over the last couple of years, not least because of the informative nature of your writings relating to Bromptons, London and beyond. It was very generous of you to take the time to share your thoughts and jottings with all of us - great stuff! All the best to you and yours from a middle aged idiot up here in Northamptonshire. :)

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  13. I have enjoyed your blogs and learned a lot. I now own a Brompton S6L (Orange 'black' edition) and your advice was a big help in pointing me in the right direction. I shall miss the regular updates, news and photos. I wish you well, say thank you very much for all the good work to date and keep fingers crossed we see you return to the My Orange Brompton blogs again before too long.

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  14. I always looked forward to reading your new posts, but all good things, etc.
    Will you still be tweeting?
    Regards, Jason.

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  15. Thank you for all the time you have put in to creating this inspiring and informative resource for Brompton fans and newbies alike. I hope it can remain online as an archive (with occasional additions too ?)

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