I've been blogging for 16 years today.
People often ask me how it is that a blog about minigolf has the name the 'Ham and Egger Files'? The answer is that it didn't initially start out life as a minigolf blog.
The first post
I published my first post
about how I planned to participate in as many obscure and minority sports as I could and see what would happen with the sporting ability I have!
What is a Ham & Egger?
The term 'ham and egger' has connotations ranging from that of 'ordinary person' to that of 'loser'. The origin of the term comes from prize fighters whose modest skills wouldn’t let them win large purses. Therefore, the fighter or their manager - who received a percentage of purses won - were never able to afford to eat better than ham and eggs.
Lots of blogs
Since that first post 16 years ago I have published more than 5,190 posts and received more than 2.3 million pageviews!
Admittedly a large number of the blog posts have been about minigolf.
The Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
Our interest in minigolf and what would soon become our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour
had actually begun on the 30th September 2006, but I didn't publish a post about the sport until the 29th January 2007
when I announced that I had joined the British Minigolf Association - a competition circuit I made my actual debut on in Southend-on-Sea on the 28th April 2007.
Since then we've visited 1,010 miniature golf courses
. 965 of those have been in the British Isles, while 45 have been in overseas countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the USA.
Other sports & games are available
A massive thank you goes out to everyone who has ever read one of my posts, commented, shared, or guest blogged on the site, it really is very much appreciated.