About

Planen for denne bloggen er at forskjellige amatørfotografer skal kunne presentere sine hjemkommuner, tettsteder og ellers naturbilder fra hele Norge. Vi anbefaler at du abonnerer på nye innlegg slik at du automatisk får melding når nye bilder er lagt ut.
Alle bilder vist i denne blogg er publisert under full ‘copyright’. Salgsforespørsler vil alltid bli formidlet til rettighetshaver.
NB!  De fleste bilder kan klikkes opp i ‘full skjermstørrelse’!

The plan for this blog is to open for a number of amateur photographers to present their home communities, villages and otherwise images from Norwegian nature. We recommend that you register to be automatically advised of any new pictures published. >
All images on this blog are published under full copyright!  Any contact concerning the purchase of images will be forwarded to the relevant photographer.
NB! Just about every picture may be clicked into ‘full screen mode’!

Contact information:  ‘post@roby.no’

220 Responses to About

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  2. Lena Solberg says:

    Ønsker å følge deg

  3. Thom Hickey says:

    Delighted to have discovered you. Looking forward to much exploration.

    Regards Thom

    • Seenorway says:

      You’re welcome, Thom!
      A tip on the way: Try google ‘Norwegian counties’ and make yourself known with their locations/boundaries.
      Then follow my links to ‘Index’! (You’ll find one at the end of any post you may choose)
      Inside the ‘Index’ everything is listed alphabetically and wwithin their respective counties. You may alkso see how many pictures included in the post of your selection.
      Please enjoy! And if you’re happy with what you find,- please tell your friends about my URL?!

  4. anroworld says:

    Hello! I am so impressed with your works, I need time to explore them and admire! I am so happy to be here! World is so beautiful!

    • Seenorway says:

      The world is beautiful, and will remain so – if we treat it right!
      But – we are all living on a ‘live and pulsing planet’ (entails certain risks) and you’ll have to keep your wits about you and not take unneccessary risks. It’s a dangerous (but beautiful) world!

    • Seenorway says:

      And I love it when people show appreciation! Most days I may register 3-400 people
      whom have obviously been here on a visit, but very rarely anybody leaving a comment!
      (Ghost visitors!) Thank you!

  5. Rashminotes says:

    Great blog! Look forward to reading many of your posts:)

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you! You’ll have your work cut out for you! Here you’ll find more than 5500 ‘full screen’-pictures large enough to fill a 60 inch screen!
      Please behave and enjoy! 🙂 You’d be smart to follow my leads to the ‘INDEX’. There you may see it all!

    • Seenorway says:

      As long as I feel I’m displaying my pictures to people which are appreciative and ‘alive’, this blog may survive another year. If you really like what we do, please tell your friends!
      But – we’re looking for those which have a legitime interest in photorgraphy or travel; NOT the people which primary agenda is to market their own business.

  6. Helen Bushe says:

    I spent two holidays in Norway 40 years ago, and my little Instamatic slides are long since gone, so delighted to have found your site. I do remember a most beautiful country. We drove right up to Lofoten Islands on one trip.
    I now read a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Helen,
      Welcome to my blog and thanks for subscribing! Here you may find thousands and thousands of ‘full screen’-pictures waiting for you, and ‘Lofoten’ is still there! 🙂
      But if you plan to use my blog for digital travels throughout Norway, I have an important suggestion for you:
      Please activate the link to my ‘INDEX’! (You’ll find one at the end of any post you may care to open.) Once inside the ‘Index’, you’ll find aeverything we’ve published, listed alphabetically under their respective counties. With a glance you may see how many pictures included in each post and – which photographer that did the job!
      If you take a fancy to one photographer in particular, you may insert his/her personal ID-code (3-letter code in the lower right hand corner of all pictures) into the
      ‘text widget window (underneath my top frame) and click on ‘enter’. Now you’ll be presented to all the pictures from that particular person. Or you may insert ‘Lofoten’ and be faced with all our reports related to Lofoten. Make yourself a pot of tea. You’ll have a long day ahead of you! 🙂

      • Helen Bushe says:

        What a well organised resource you are providing. Thank you.

        • Seenorway says:

          You’re welcome!
          If you’re happy with what you find, please alert your friends on the net!
          Supposedly there will be a feature on SeeNorway in the ‘Norwegian-American Weekly’ on May 20th.
          (That’s only 5 days away!)

          • Helen Bushe says:

            Yes will tweet you as well. 😊

            • Seenorway says:

              That’s nice of you! I’m NOT on Twitter, nor Linkedin nor Instagram 🙂 (Haven’t got the time!)
              Perhaps I’ll get a surge of new aquaintances here? 🙂

            • Helen Bushe says:

              I’ll reblog you then or whatever it’s called when it fits in with something I’m writing.

            • Seenorway says:

              That’s incredible nice of you, Helen! I hope there will be a link or something telling where I’m at? 🙂

            • Helen Bushe says:

              Yes, I’ve recently learned how to do Pingbacks! They were a mystery to me for a while. But will Pingback to you when I refer to your excellent log.

            • Seenorway says:

              So, then we’ll just have to wait and see if anyone will follow the lead? 🙂
              I just re-found a photo report I’ve been looking for (and which I thought I’d lost) so in a day or three . . .
              Everything has to be re-worked. Takes time, but I think worth waiting for.

  7. HesterLeyNel says:

    You live in an amazing country, such beautiful landscapes, and your pictures are awesome.

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you so much, Hester.
      I
      can’t take the credit for the country 🙂 but I do my best with the pictures. And you may have noticed that there are more than 5000 ‘full screen’ photos waiting for you? Please enjoy (and tell your friends! 🙂 )

      • HesterLeyNel says:

        I will and thank you for sharing

        • Seenorway says:

          You’re welcome, Hester! Why on Earth should I not? I’ve been to all these places a number of times myself, thus I don’t really need to go there. Packing a camera and sharing pictures with you all give me a whole new experience experiencing it all through ‘your eyes’! But, of course, comments become vital ! 🙂

          • HesterLeyNel says:

            This is how I love to travel to beautiful places – in cyber space. The other way is too expensive and (at my age) too tiring, besides, you part of the world is a bit too cold to my liking 😀 – I was born under the African sun.

            • Seenorway says:

              I agree, Hester. And it’s relatively safe these days with knives and guns on every corner? Tourism won’t ever be the same, I think, but it’s up to each of us if one wants to go there in person. Norway is still a relatively safe corner of our world, allthough travel never comes with a guarantee in 2016. And it’s the cheapest way to go. With a secondary browser opened, you may check for additional information on any object and in any language. And you may take the time you need to do it! Should I direct your attention to my ‘Index’?
              You’ll find a link at the end of any post opened. The Index will give detailed information about location, number of pictures included and which photographer that did the job.
              Please try it out!

  8. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

    • Seenorway says:

      Likewise, Ray! I hope you took the time to look around? There are more than 5000 pitures here now, and more will be posted as the sun shines . . . 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you so much, Jonna. There are more than 5000 of them! (All ‘full screen)
      Please enjoy! And if you’re real happy with what you find, please alert your friends! 🙂

  9. Shelley says:

    Now I really need to visit.

    • Seenorway says:

      That would be nice, Shelley, and you’re so welcome. During the winter I haven’t been doing much, but now the new season is starting up. Only it’s still a bit chilly! Can you do something about that? 🙂

  10. So nice to meet you. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you for subscribing to my blog! There are thousands n’ thousands of ‘full screen photos’ to be enjoyed!
      A good idea is to utilize the ‘INDEX’ found at the end of any post you may open.

  11. Sartenada says:

    Your blog seems to have nearly same idea than mine to present Finland and You Norway. I have been in Nordkapp and Kirkenes. Both trips were road trips with posts from them.

    Happy blogging!

    • Seenorway says:

      I’ve been blogging at various portals for more than 12 years now. I have visited 74 different countries, but – I have never been to Finland!!! (Believe it or not!) And now it’s getting a bit late in life! (But you cant’t win them all!)
      I have found a few others that’s pursuing the same ideas as do we, but unfortunately they are often based on one language only. The world is somewhat larger than that! 🙂
      I must really take a closer look at your works!

  12. voulaah says:

    coucou
    very happy to discover your blog
    it looks very interesting and I thank you for sharing this page about
    I invite you to visit my blog too and feel free to follow
    anita
    https://femmeetinfos.wordpress.com

  13. Cezane says:

    Hey, Your blog looks splendid, reading your bio has given me as sense that i will surely enjoy my time here, looking forward to reading more of your posts, and Norway, i got a number of friends there, seems like a more interesting country to stop by to after having visited your blog, Cheers! 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Cezane,
      My country has its share of beautiful spots, as have most other countries in our world.
      Still, there are more of something here than in other places. It depends a bit what you
      really like, but – I’m doing my best to present Norway. That said, it’s a very long country,
      thus our nature will offer a long array of specialities. My best advise is to use the INDEX
      from ‘day 1’. It will make things a lot easier to find! INDEX is linked up from the end of most any post you choose to look at.
      Please enjoy!

      • Cezane says:

        Okay, i sure will, out of curiosity, are there any wonderful beaches at Norway? How would you describe any that are there according to your perspective? 🙂 – Cezane

        • Seenorway says:

          Hi Cezane, –
          You probably can’t say that we are ‘and country of beaches’ 🙂 , but, of course, we do have beaches (to some extent) but usually much smaller than what you see around the world. The most picturesque beaches in Norway would probably be located in the northern part of our country, but therre the water temperatures would often be 8-13
          degrees Celsius. OK for those living there, but way to cold for most anyone else! 🙂
          But just looking at a picture won’t scare you off?!

          • Cezane says:

            Interesting. i have always been curious about beaches and the availability of enjoyment at such places. Thank you for this Intel! Cheers 🙂

            • Seenorway says:

              The longest beach you might find in the southern parts of Norway would probably have a length of approximately half a mile, temperatures varying from 17 – 22 degs- C through the season (June-August).

  14. Anonymous says:

    Good work 😃
    I’m looking forward to “Kill some time” here

  15. Your pictures are amazing! I’d love to visit Norway and this strengthened that wish 🙂 You captured a lot of the simplicity and beauty of the place and I love that! Looking forward to seeing what else you put up now! Keep at it 🙂 xo

    • Seenorway says:

      Since there were no pictures at all in my ‘About’, you’d better make yourself a large pot of tea. Then open my INDEX!
      (You’ll find a link leading to INDEX at the end of each post!)
      Here you may find it all! And you can see exactly how many pictures included in each post. Please enjoy. I’m passing 4000 publishedf pictures some time today! (Celebration Day!) 😉

  16. Very interesting! I came in Norway in 1998 and I saw many beautiful places. I’ll gladly follow you and your work and all beautiful images of that wonderful country. 😃

  17. Vlad Zaycev says:

    Hey! You have very interesting blog! I enjoyed it!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you! Noted that you have subscribed to my blog? Here you’ll find more than 3500 pictures from Norway and Norwegian nature, mostly in ‘full screen mode’, and new pictures are posted regularly (more often i summer than during winter :-). Please enjoy!
      And if you really appreciate what you find, please tell your friends!

  18. Leo says:

    Thanks for sharing this awesome pictures! The roots of my family are norwegian, but i was not able to visit norway in the past.. Maybe in the future. I’m glad to follow your blog!

  19. cynt5525 says:

    Thank You for liking my Drawing !!! 🙂 *Cynthia

  20. pitland art says:

    beautiful Norway!!

  21. Brandulph says:

    En imponerende blog, både hva tekst og bilder angår, som jeg gjerne følger og kommer tilbake til.

    • Seenorway says:

      Takk, det var hyggelige ord. Man gjør jo så godt man kan 🙂
      Del gjerne vår adresse på Facebook om du har slik profil.
      Jerg forsøkte å sende deg en mail, men dessverre – mailadressen din kom tilbake med ‘feilmelding’!
      Har du en som virker?

  22. Alison says:

    Wonderful photos! I think we’d better visit Norway! Don’s son lives in Sweden so we’ve been there many times, but never to Norway.
    Thanks for visiting our blog and for the ‘like’ on the post about nepaliaustralian’s blog awards.
    Cheers
    Alison

  23. gpcox says:

    Pleased to meet you. I always enjoy viewing new photographers and their photos; they see what the rest of us just pass on by.

  24. chitrader says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have so many beautiful pictures on your blog! I’ve got to visit Scandinavia someday. On my bucket list, and I’m 1/4 Swedish or Norwegian (some doubt has crept into my grandfather’s heritage in the last few years.) Feeling it in my bones that I’ll be “home” when I visit.

    Chris

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Chris!
      So your Grandfather wasn’t quite sure where he once came from? 🙂 Do you have a name? County, place, anything at all, and may be I can give you a hint?
      In fact, this blog was established just for you! I wanted to reach app. 5 million Americans with a Norwegian heritage. Relatives which today are curious as to where grandpa once lived, how it looks, where it is a.s.o., but I’m having a hard time to reach suh people over there. Found a paper that wanted to make an interview with me, but due to distance and time difference the plan seemed to end up in the sand . . . Now I’m just appealing to visitors from the US to share my address with their Facebook-friends
      (and friends friends) hoping thwe knowledge will spread. Would you be giving me a hand?

      • chitrader says:

        His name was Carl John Anderson (I’m guessing a very common name in both countries), but I believe he was born in the US around 1900, so I don’t have an ancestral town in Norway or Sweden to use as a starting point. I’ll be happy to advise my small Facebook following of your website/blog. Good luck.

        Chris

  25. Thank you so much for liking my poem! How you found it with all you’re doing, I don’t know… but your website is wonderful, and the photographs, awe-inspiring. I live in Florida, USA, and we have sunsets… but you really (and the Mrs.) really captured some amazing scenes. The fall colors as well… and your explanations and personal repartee feel very familiar, very kind. Wishing you wonderful days, each is a precious gift as you know! Skol!

    • Seenorway says:

      Hello Diane,
      How I found you? Sheer luck, I’d say. A couple of times a week I tend to surf on the net – all by chance, and you were right in the pathway 🙂
      Thanks for your kind words. Pleased thet you liked my photos. (There are more than 2000 of them – mostly full screens) More will be coming, but this is the wrong time of the year for me. Awaiting spring ( I think)
      Cheers!

  26. Hi Seenorway. I’m pleased you enjoyed my interview. I hope it encouraged you to try one of my novels. Like you, there is so much joy in creating something to share, I find.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Christine
    cicampbellblog.wordpress.com

  27. Tiberiu says:

    Nice idea for promoting the remote corners of your beautiful country!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Tiberiu. It’s also a very practical one since Norway is a very long country. If you put a needle in Oslo and turn the entire country around 180 degrees, the northern part would place itself near Rome, Italy. That entails a lot of travelling (which I may save if I find enough amateur photographers around the country side.

      • Tiberiu says:

        Interesting, never thought of it that way. Never had to, my country’s almost round resembling (maybe just in my imagination) the shape of a tropical fish. I hope your project will grow with more beautiful images.

        • Seenorway says:

          A tropical fish? 😀 Where abouts would that be?
          If I’m allowed continued good health, I’m planning several trips in the spring which could result in another 30-40 reports and something like 1500-2000 new pictures, but in my age there’s no guarantees any more. Which makes it sort of interesting: For how long . . .? 😀

          • Tiberiu says:

            It’s Romania. 🙂 I’ll be glad to see the pictures you will have taken if you go. Good health!

            • Seenorway says:

              Hi Tiberiu,
              Noticed that you had subscribed to my blog. (Thanks) And yes, your country really looks a bit like a tropical fish! Never noticed before! 🙂
              Yes, I really hope that I’ll get the opportunity to go. There are a lot of places I ought to take pictures, and even if my blog is open for pictures from just about anywhere, people are a bit skeptic to engage. It does entail a lot of work to get such a report published! 🙂

  28. Debbie says:

    Thank you for visiting and liking a post on my blog. So glad to see you celebrating so much beauty through the lens of the eyes.

  29. alkaplan says:

    Great pictures. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you stop by for another visit soon.

  30. MikeW says:

    Hi, check out her post about Waking Up in Norway:

    http://awesomeashild.com/2013/08/26/love-the-feeling-of-waking-up-in-norway/

    Best,
    Mike

    • Seenorway says:

      Thanks for the tip, Mike
      I’ve left her a comment. Hopefully she’ll respond and perhaps we might make something together since she seems to be home for some time?

      • june says:

        Tusen takk for titten. Flotte bilder!!

        • Seenorway says:

          Fornøyde besøkende er alltid hyggelig, June, og – idag ligger det over 2200 bilder her. De aller fleste kan klikkes til ‘full screen’
          så kanskje må du foreta noen flere ‘digitale reiser’ etter hvert ?
          I løpet av 2014 håper vi å kunne øke til ca 5000! Velkommen tilbake.

  31. Giovanni says:

    I love the photos of Norwegian nature – especially the variable weather. My passion is taking candid photos of people in my community in Canada. View them at http://www.gioklik.com .

  32. djmrakiey says:

    Thanks for stopping by … Interesting blog and lovely images. look forward to future postings ☮

  33. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking my post!! Glad to have found you–loving your blog!

  34. Yoshiko says:

    Thank you for liking my poetry and hope you enjoy the rest 🙂

  35. malctg says:

    Hi Seenorway, Thank you for liking my poem ‘ The Executioner!. The Foureyed Poet.

  36. Thanks for liking my post! Love your pix. Have a blessed day! Queen Of Hearts

  37. Vilken god ide för en blogg!

  38. Frugal Fish says:

    Thanks for liking my post, “Onion Flavor for Onion Haters.” I like your pictures.

  39. annetbell says:

    What a breathtakingly beautiful country. I look forward to seeing my pictures….Namaste….Anne

  40. rigmover says:

    Hey thanks for the visit and like on my blog, you have a great blog here.

  41. overcoming depression says:

    Great blog

  42. gruundehn says:

    No, it wasn’t. I forget the name of the village and this happened in the early 1970s as I worked with him in 1975 and he had been married for a couple of years by then.

    • Seenorway says:

      It’s not Bodø then! But possibly one of the settlements out in the archipelago. It could be anyone of hundreds . . .
      Are you sure it wasn’t ‘Skrova’ for instance? There is a photo report from that place in here!

  43. gruundehn says:

    Thanks of visiting and liking my blog. During my 20 years with the USAF I was never assigned to Bodo (If I remember that was the air base) but I did have one guy working with me who was first-generation, both his parents emigrated from Norway and married here. He told me about a pen-pal he had, a school teacher in his ancestral village. He went to visit her and discovered that she was the only person in that village who was not a second cousin or closer in relation to him. He married her. I never discovered if he was telling the truth or not, but that is my only connection to Norway, other than some “visitors” to Scotland and England several centuries back.

    • Seenorway says:

      If the ‘village’ was Bodø, I fear you have been taken on a ride? 😀
      Even if this must have been 50-80 years back, bear in mind that today there are approximately 48 000 people living in Bodø alone and just as many in the surrounding areas.
      But, of course, we do have villages where there are only a hundred people living. It would still be a rather large family though?

  44. RoSy says:

    I got my virtual passport & made it to Norway!
    PeAce 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      That’s nice, RoSy! You’re most welcome! You may look around on the blog while you’re waiting to go. At the moment there are close to 1800 ‘full screen pictures’ to be enjoyed, and perhaps thay might help you to decide what parts of Norway you just have to see. (Don’t forget the west and the north! )

  45. Vonna says:

    Thank you for visiting and liking post on both my blogs!

  46. daffobelle says:

    Your blog offers interesting sceneries of Norway. Great way of bringing people to Norway through photos. Well done!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you! That was the general idea. And after 8th months on the net, we are now read in 103 countries.
      Imagine what would happen if others took to the idea and made a similar effort in their respective countries and that we could link it all together?

  47. Tamilini says:

    I’m so happy to announce that i am nominating you for the Very Inspiring blogger Award!
    here’s how you’d go about it.
    follow the link:http://itspoet.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Tamilini,
      I should say thank you so much for your kind thoughts, your opinions and intentions, but no thanks! 🙂 Not because I don’t appreciate it. I do! But there have been a number of such nominations (all declined), and if I should spend time doing all that I’m supposed to with each and every one, I would have less time for photography.
      So I’ll most likely keep on publishing new pictures, bhut I don’t need a reward to do it.

      • Tamilini says:

        Even I never think about award even Oscar (really..) but when someone consider me for this award, and hence I would like to nominate the same others because we can only nominate ourselves.

        • Seenorway says:

          That is the problem: Simple mathematics: If ten are nominated (and accepts) there are 100 nominees to be found (and they should also deserve a nomination?) On the next level there will be an even thousand to be found, and allready on the third level there are a staggering
          10 000 new deserving nominees to be found. It’s got to be rather time consuming to find someone worthy that hasn’t allready got one? I don’t know what others do, but I haven’t got the time, and that’s why I respectfully decline any awards that might come my way.
          (And there has been a few)

  48. Tamilini says:

    wow fantastic photographs very nice 🙂 thanks for stopping by 🙂 i expect more fotos to enjoy 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi, Tamilini –
      Well, I’ll be happy to oblige 🙂 but you may start on what’s already here? Under ‘geographic zones’ (front page) may I suggest you go to INDEX?
      From here you may choose between nearly 280 posts displaying a total of 1600 (or more) ‘full screen photos’ from Norway. And new pictures will be posted regularly.

      • Tamilini says:

        thats fabulous, many of friends are in Norway, all are engineers, including me. It’s been told me that norway is beautiful place .. i wish i could visit once 🙂 sure i will check out all the fotos ..

        • Seenorway says:

          I visited Sri Lanka several times over in the 60’ties. Yes, it’s a long time ago 🙂 And I walked the streets of Colombo, Kandy and Trincomalee. Rememeber that I used to visit a hotel some 10 miles south of Colombo where parts of the movie ‘Bridge of River Kwai’ was made, but I no longer remember the name of that hotel. No wonder! It’s 50 years ago! 😀

  49. iancochrane says:

    Have just discovered your blog. What a great idea to encourage input from local communities. A traveller having just returned from an extended stay in Lofoten, I am certainly interested.
    Cheers, ic

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Ian,
      It’s nice to hear thet other catch on to the idea. Norway is a very long country and it would indeed be difficult to do it all alone. Am I to underdstand that you have pictures from Lofoten that you want to contribute? You find my direct e-mail adress under ‘About’. Otherwise it may be a good idea to subscribe to the blog? That way you’ll always be on top of things . . .

  50. johnstanlake says:

    Wonderful photos! I saw you liked one of my posts, so I checked out your site. I will be following it from now on! The photos are beautiful, I particularly enjoyed the riverside views. I look forward to more photos to come. Best Wishes, John

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi, John –
      I’m not sure my original message came through because you had closed for some kind of traffic, but as you left a comment I’ll have your e-mail adress anyway. I’m pleased that you liked the photos you found on our site. Not only mine even if I stand for 95% of the content 🙂 but you have probably read the ‘about’ and understood our ambitions. At the moment there are about 1500 pictures displayed on this blog, but more coming every week. By the end of the year we hope to have at least 4000 out there. Be seeing you!

  51. kyrian777 says:

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. It helps to appreciate the Creator of the whole Universe.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hello Kyrian,
      You think so? 🙂 Then I’m afraid you will also have to take into consideration all the misery around the world? If you are ‘the top man’ in any business you have to take full responsibility for both the good and the bad!

  52. Heisann!
    Jeg har nominert bloggen din til en Liebster Award – bare moro men viss du vil delta er det 3 regler: 1: nevn bloggen som nominerte deg. 2: fortell oss noe om deg selv (tror ti punkter er vanlig!). 3: nominer noen blogger som du følger. Det er alt! Så kan du se selv. 🙂 Jeg ville bare fortelle folk om bloggen din.
    Hilsen Tina

    • Hei Tina,
      Jeg takker på det varmeste for tanken (og oppmuntringen), men jeg har vel lagt meg på en linje hvor jeg ikke aksepterer noen form for ‘awards’.
      For det første er det jo ikke derfor jeg er her 🙂 , men ettert hvert som det stadig strømmer på med slike nominasjoner så blir det faktisk en del arbeid som følger. For om man ikke skal nominere i hytt og pine, så bør man jo seriøst lete opp kandidater? Så skal man gjøre seg kjent med disse, følge dem i uker og måneder for å se om de fortjener nominasjonen, og – jeg har rett og slett ikke tid. Det tar jo litt tid å bygge opp en slik blogg som jeg gjør. Og jeg bruker timer på å surfe rundt på nettet – ren markedsføring – samt å følge med på hva som skjer på kommentarsiden. Resten av tiden går med til å lage innlegg og ikke minst – reise rundt og ta stadig nye bilder. Men tusen takk for nominasjonen! 🙂

      • Ikkeno problem – tenkte litt på det sjølv i starten men landa på ja-sida til slutt. 🙂

        • Du vet noen av disse ‘oppmerksomhetene’ krever at man nominerer 5 eller 10 nye kandidater. Man skal ikke være særs bevandret i matematikk for å forstå at i løpet av noen år så vil det være svært mange som har nevnte ‘award’ fra før og det blir et regelrett slit å finne noen somn ikke har den (og som vil takke ‘ja’) Det var antagelig ikke slik den var ment i utgangspunktet, men regelverket er kanskje litt vel ambisiøst? 🙂

          • Sikkert det. 🙂 Eg tek det ikkje så seriøst, men det var likevel kjekt at nokon tenkte litt på meg. Eg håpar likevel at du får eit par klikk frå bloggen min. 🙂

            • Seenorway says:

              Jo takk, alle monner drar jo. Og vi har kommet opp i 77 land så langt. Problemet er jo at veldig mange leser innlegget direkte fra nettleseren og da er det visst slik at intet registreres. Ei heller fra nettbrett eller smart-telefoner. Men det går altså forover tross alt.

  53. Bams Triwoko says:

    Hi… nice to meet you… !
    Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog… 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Likewise, Bams! And thanks for subscribing! At the present there might be about 800 pictures on this blog and exceeding 200 posts published.
      Enjoy!

  54. lolarugula says:

    Of all the blogs I follow, yours is the first Norwegian one! Truly stunning photos from what I’ve seen so far – I’m looking forward to many more to come.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi, Lessie –
      Don’t despair! Allthough you have wasted a bit of time finding me, everything is still here. There must be approximately 800 pictures waiting for you, and more coming up every week. Have you subscribed? How nice!
      Welcome back!

  55. Thank you for stopping by my blog coming from San Francisco. I haven’t been to Norway but wow what a gorgeous place! And your photographs are perfect. I love the shots of nature but also the buildings are interesting, the bouquets of flowers and all the comments.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Carla,
      Thank you fopr your kind words. And there must be about 800 pictures from Norway published here for the time being. And more coming every week. I imagine ther will be quite a few Americans in San Francisco with a Norwegian heritage and possibly looking for ‘their roots’? An opportunity to see where grandpa lived. . .? 🙂
      Contrary to you, I have been to SF a number of times, but I admit it’s about an eternity since last visit. I remember I used to say that I’d rather spend 3 days in SF than 3 weeks in NY 🙂 SF is indeed a beautiful place also and I still faintly remember my visit to the Muir Woods on the Saucalito side (Was that right?)
      Now that you have aquired a brand new zoo, I’m really tempted, but I guess I’m living on a dream – ?
      But then I have this camera . . .

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Carla!

  56. ch says:

    hi “senorway”
    nice blog you have here./
    tc:)
    i am from India btw..

  57. ch says:

    hi “Seenorway” i have added you to the blogs i follow..
    its a nice blog that you have here..
    i am from India btw..
    take care..

  58. becky6259 says:

    Beautiful photos of a gorgeous place! Thanks so much for stopping by Mrs. City Boy and liking my post!

  59. petrel41 says:

    You were privileged to see this Asian bird!

    The bird in my gravatar is a lot smaller, though distantly related.

    It is a red-billed firefinch.

    See about this

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/my-red-billed-firefinch-gravatar-photo/

  60. petrel41 says:

    Indeed, there are many abandoned blog addresses on the Internet.

    One of them is

    http://dearkitty.wordpress.com/

    where I wanted to go to when Blogsome closed down in December 2011 and I had to leave.

    However, I found out it was taken, without a single blog post.

    So, I added a 1, and am now at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

    • Seenorway says:

      So it may be. Nothing lasts forever! 🙂 (Not even I )
      I was sort of wondering about the bird in your avatar? What is it? I shot a picture of a similar bird (when it comes to ‘beak’) otherwise somewhatr different in colors.
      Upon investigation I learned that it was from Asia and rather rare in Norway. It seemed to live just where I was living, and in an area inside a few hundred sq.miles.
      LATIN: Coccothraustes coccothraustes

  61. petrel41 says:

    Yes, many bloggers don’t often visit other blogs.

    And only a minority of visits to blogs results in “likes”, or in comments.

    On WordPress alone, there are over 60 million blogs:

    http://gigaom.com/2011/11/10/confirmed-wordpress-crosses-60-million-blogs/

    And there are very many other blog platforms.

    • Seenorway says:

      I know! As you I have been blogging since 2005 and observed the ‘market’ closely. There may be 60 million adresses registered, but I think at least 80% is gone within 6-8 months. Some (surprisingly many) makes a formal ‘Good morning’ (presentation) and leaves it at that. In 2005 one of the biggest newspapers in Norway opened a blog portal and boasted over 30 000 adresses within a couple of months. Making a thorough test (after a couple of years) I found that there were probably less than 900 active blogs. With ‘active’ I mean blogs that publish something at least every 2 months. Visiting ‘a thousand’ ther could be less than 50 that published something every month and less than 30 producing every week. At a certain point there will be just as many leaving as opening up blogs.

  62. petrel41 says:

    Hi, I think this is because you usually see the gravatars of people who often “like” others’ blogs, while you rarely see the gravatars of people who hardly ever like others’ blogs.

    • OK, that may be a theory. Then we would have to expect that people that generally don’t like other blogs, would probably not be visiting mine (or yours) either? And that the number of bloggers that do go visiting is actually far less than that of the total number of bloggers on the net?

  63. petrel41 says:

    Hi, the award is for helping bloggers; not for hurrying them 🙂

    • Yeah, I realize that, but being 76 I have more than enough to make this blog work the way I want to. It’s still a way to go I think, but with an upgrade I might succeed sometime in the future. I just about keep my head above water as it is 🙂 and even as honored as I feel, I should probably decline so that I don’t disappoint anybody. You’ll surely find sombody that deserve it just as much as I might?

      • petrel41 says:

        The award is completely voluntary 🙂

        If all it does is bringing some more visitors to your blog, then it is worthwhile 🙂

        • Seenorway says:

          I agree. However, how do they know that I’m an awardholder before they get to it?
          And the rules? Nominate another 7 blogs? For each nominee there will be 7 new ones? Then we’ll soon all be holding one?
          Or have I misunderstood this?

  64. petrel41 says:

    Hi Seenorway, good news!

    I am nominating your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

    The rules of this blog award are at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/very-inspiring-blogger-award-thanks-arlen/

    Congratulations!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you for the honors. There’s been others, but I don’t really know what to do with them all 🙂
      I’m only doing my thing here (and most of that is behind the camera) IT/programming is really not what I feel comfortable with.

      • petrel41 says:

        Hi, there are miliions of blogs.

        So, even if all nominees nominate seven other blogs (which is completely voluntary), then there will still be many blogs without the award.

        • There might be millions, but then there is the 80/20-rule (20% stands for 80% of the traffic). Do the math! If you go 5 rings out, there would be close to 19 500 award-holders and you’d be using more time than you should to find blogs worthy of a nomination instead of publishing posts on your own blog. Go 6 rings out and you may add another 115 000.
          If it was millions you should be anble to visit at least 20 – 30 blogs before you found an avatar you recognized. The fact is: You may visit a random blog and find at least 5 avatars you know from before – may be as much as 10.

  65. ajaytao2010 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

  66. Thank you for visiting and liking Trade News in Brief, I hope to see you around. Bogdan

    • Seenorway says:

      I’m a bit at loss here ’cause I didn’t find anything about which country you are operating from?
      And I’m having a hard time to believe my ‘Stats’ for the time beeing. Can’t make head nor tail out of what’s coming my way, and I’m beginning to loose faith in the accuracy of the numbers . . .

  67. Bookfinda says:

    Hello! Thank you for visiting our blog! We glad it link us to your – beautiful photos and interesting posts. Keep it up!

  68. I like the blog. You have great pictures and I really enjoy. Thank you 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Simon! And thanks for following my blog. I hope you will be pleased with whats coming through the coming weeks and months.
      I observe that you are operating out of Malaysia? Grand! Then you are my country no 50, but I have only been operating an international blog for less than two months.

      • Welcome, I hope your blog grow in numbers in 2013 🙂

        • So do I, Simon. So do I !!! And I’m pretty happy with the result so far. Never expected 50 countries in a month! But I guess the nex 50 will be far tougher to find 🙂
          However, it seems like I’m stabilizing my traffic on a level of 50 hits pr day having a top peak of 120 and the lowest ever around 20.
          I have no idea what others get, but as I said – after one effective month only, I’m happy with the result. In three months time I’ll be able to tell more . . .

  69. The Savvy Senorita says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for checking out my blog and liking one of my posts!!
    Bex 🙂

  70. kanzensakura says:

    Apart from being a plain old Southern girl, I actually do have Norwegian descentdants. My great-grandfather’s sur name was a spelling of Erexson….not sure how that spelling came about. the pictures are wonderful, beautiful, and entertaining. It was a grand visit! and amazingly enough, I could read about the half of a comment, enough to get the jist before going down to the translation. Thank you for the invitation. Come back and visit me again sometime for my pictures with words……maybe sometime I’ll get fancy and use my cell phone. Thank you for dropping by and liking!

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi there, southern’er! Looking at your handle I’d be guessing Japan 🙂 but ‘Erexson’ seems to be fabricated out of the Norwegian ‘Eriksen’ (or perhaps the Swedish ‘Ericsson’), but you must really have reatined some of your gradfathers language if you – after all these years – may read most of the text without translations? That’s fabulouse! My abition is to present Norway and Norwegian nature to the families of those with Norwegian ancestory. And I will be presenting new places every week, so please hang in there . . .

  71. Jana Last says:

    Lovely photos! My father’s ancestors came from Norway, so it’s wonderful to see photos of this beautiful country.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hey Jana,
      That’s one of the main reasons why we do this! Over the north western parts of USA there must be at least 4-5 million people with Norwegian ancestory?
      And we want them to have an opportunity to see what the place where grandpa lived looks like today. As far as I know, there are special newspapers catering to these peoople as well, and we’re sort of hoping that one of them will discover us, publish a few pictures and perhaps a link on their home pages?

  72. bOJAN says:

    Hey,
    Thanx for stopping by, very interesting page you have and great idea/meaning of the page. Nature is the best anyway. 🙂
    All the best,
    bOJAN

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi bOJAN,
      Yes, of course, you’re right. Nothing beats nature, but – it needs the help of acvtive amateur photographers like us, or only a few would experience it.

  73. chris13jkt says:

    Thank you for visiting and also commenting on my blog. I really appreciate it. In return, I found that your blog has very interesting concept and contents. I’ll definitely follow you so that I know you post something new.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Chris,
      That’s nice to know! (I must be on the right track of something 😀 ) And there is a lot more coming, but possibly not so often during Christmas . . .

  74. RobynG says:

    Thank you ever so much for visiting my blog and liking several posts. I do hope you’ll visit again soon.
    Your blog is based on a wonderful concept of sharing photography and communities. Beautiful work has been posted here.
    Take good care,
    Robyn

  75. I like the blog! Just wondering – are you looking for people to send you photos? I probably have a whole bunch of photos from my Kommune – Kvinnherad. Definitely amateur photographer.. but some photos are nice. 🙂 See my flickr if you like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinartiller/sets/72157631239223418/
    Hugs from a Norwegian in Vienna!

    • Seenorway says:

      Ja, som du ser under ‘About’ så er det anledning til å bidra 🙂 , men ved slike anledninger må vi merke bilder med fotograf/ID for vi kan jo ikke se bort ifra at noen en eller annen gang kan uttrykke interesse for bilder. Og de vil fortsatt være dine! En annen ting er jo at jeg som ‘ikke lokalkjent’ i Kvinnherad må få en tekst til hvert bilde som forklarer hva du har fotografert osv. og så vil jeg komponere en reportasje så langt mulig tilsvarende de andre du ser her inne. Om du er interessert kan jeg sende deg litt materiell vi har laget i slik anledning?

      • Jau det hadde vore kjekt! Eg kan gjera så godt eg kan, og så kan du sjå om det er noko for bloggen. 🙂

        • Seenorway says:

          Da skal jeg opprette en katalog jeg kaller ‘Tinas bilder’ 🙂 men jeg må antagelig lage 2 slike for at jeg skal kunne få lagret de forklarende tekstene du sender med til hvert bilde. (Sendt deg en brukerveiledning) Lurt å¨lese før du setter igang 🙂

  76. Great BLOG! I Love your Norway! Such a beautiful country to visit someday:)

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you! I’m sort of in my ‘marketing modus’ and am trying to make my blogg known on the net.
      To list Indonesia was the moment of the day 🙂 but I do hope to reach places like Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia
      and perhaps Myanmar

      As for Norway, my ambition is to publis a phot report at least every week for the year to come.

  77. Honie Briggs says:

    Gary, this is a terrific concept. The photos are spectacular. Thanks for letting me know about your blog. It grabbed my attention with its beautiful scenery and I like that you plan to showcase the work of many photographers to captue scenes all around Norway. You have a new follower!

    • Seenorway says:

      Glad you liked the concept, Honie. It is’ however, a bundle of work to make such a report, so there hasn’t been to much help as yet. (Last time I did something like this, I had the assistance of 25 friends.) But I’m a pensioner with a lot of time on my hands and about 50 000 (or more) pictures hidden away in my computer. Can’t use them all, of course, but I hope to be able to publish at least one photo report a week in the time to come. Enjoy! And it’s not Gary. (Where did that come from?) It’s
      ‘Svein’

  78. Gary Schollmeier says:

    This looks like a very interesting blog, I have added you to my list of those I follow.

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