Somebody Down Here LIKES Me

While taking a look at my blog’s STATS — I had to take a peek — I noted that I passed another benchmark number. The other week I went over 5,000 views — Did Jimmy Fallon Make Me Do It? — and just a while ago I received my 500th LIKE.

It’s nice to receive positive feedback from fellow bloggers and strangers alike; it’s the carrot that keeps me blogging forward. I’m happy to receive the kudos, but equally pleased to pass around some “attaboys/girls,” too.

So, thanks again for the LIKES, all 500 of them.

©The Palladian Traveler


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Tom traded his hometown St. Louis Cardinals' baseball cap in the United States for a Borsalino and he now hangs his "capello" in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. A veteran print and broadcast journalist, with well-worn passports that have got him into and out of 50 countries and counting, Tom fell in love with the "Bel Paese" years ago. As he notes, "I'm inspired by the beauty I find in all things that are very, very old, and reliving history, or at least meandering along the travertine and cobblestone that were laid down over a thousand years ago and just looking up and marveling at what occupies the space still today, really gets my 'Vespa' running." Tom has a good eye behind the lens and is a graphic storyteller, but he'll let you decide as he keeps his camera batteries fully charged and the posts flowing from his creative hideaway in the hills overlooking Ostuni. You can also follow his dispatches via and Anthology Magazine Ireland.


  1. Congrats, Tom! Great stuff…I’m still a fledgling and aspiring to “500” (got to 300 once) and about half way on views…but building a community is the name of the game. Thanks for yours and for being a part of mine…:D


    1. Cara Victoria — I am now one of your “disciples.” I noted on your Travel Pizazz blog that you do not have a comments section after each of your posts. Might be good so that folks stopping by can put in their 2-cents right away. For instance, keeping it Italiano, your TidBitZ should actually be “assaggio.” Fai una buona fine settimana.


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