Saturday, December 21, 2019

What ever happened to Spike Anderson ?

Back in my early web days I bought the URL and ended up teaching myself how to build websites and had various incarnations of Good Old Woy Woy in HTML back before web 2.0
Around 2008 I got onto the latest fad which was blogging and set up my blog All Things Woy and for a few years I blogged regularly until Myspace and Facebook began dragging people away from the old forum and blog formats.

During this time I found a few other local bloggers and one guy named Spike Anderson who had a blog called Woy Woy Walkies, he basically walked down one road every few days and took pics of interesting houses, oddities and scenery and then blogged about it.
It was part of a world wide interest in "walking blogs" where people shared the experiences in different places, he blogged regularly and his stuff was always informative and funny and he gave me much inspiration for my own sites.
He blogged regularly for several years and had over half a dozen different blog pages, the last one dedicated to Woy Woy was called This Isn't Sydney

In 2010 he regularly noted he was sick and sometimes there was no post for the week some weeks and then it just stopped.
There were some coding errors that got his blogs all out of whack and he was having trouble posting but judging by the comments left on some of his posts there has been no sign of him for many years
I have asked a few times in various web places about Spike but to no avail, his blogs are all still online today
A lot of people loved his work back then but it seems he may not be with us anymore and that's a bloody shame.

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