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Malcolm Oakley
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Hiking, Tourism, Photography, History
Hiking, Tourism, Photography, History

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Follow Us On Instagram and Website

With the announcement that Google+ is closing I'd like to thank you all for your "love" of Border Collie Dave's photos.

You can continue to follow us on Instagram (you don't need an account to view only) where I share lots of photos from my hiking adventures.

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https://www.instagram.com/malc_and_dave


Hiking Blog
Also my hiking blog gets updated with words and photos at http://www.southdownswalking.com

Take care everyone and will see you online somewhere else!

Thanks, Malcolm & Dave the dog.
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On Instagram and Website

With the announcement that Google+ is closing I'd like to thank you all for your "love" of Border Collie Dave's photos.

You can continue to follow us on Instagram (you don't need an account to view only) where I share photos from my adventures.

Also my hiking blog gets updated with words and photos at http://www.southdownswalking.com

Take care everyone and will see you online somewhere else!

Thanks, Malcolm & Dave the dog.

https://www.instagram.com/malc_and_dave
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Hello, I guess it's been mentioned but Community moderation of spam posts results in the App crashing and blank white screen.

Latest App version, latest Android updates.

Sadly G+ has just never beaten the spam war.

Google+ Communities - Spam Heaven

So I returned to Google+ after a few weeks absence and find as always my community filled with spam posts from Asia and the Middle East.

It amazes me in 2018 that Google cannot work out that a UK Tourism community does not want posts about Indian dating or Dubai apartments.

The post moderation is also broken, am using the very latest Android version on my Samsung Galaxy S9+ and yet the G+ App crashes on blank white screen if I select "ban" and "report spam" from the moderation section.

Again as I've said many times, this is why G+ fails for me. It's broken.

I now see over 7.5 million visitors to my website and not one single visitor is as a result of G+.

Just bin it Google, admit defeat and stick to search and Maps, something you do well.
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Border Collie Dave - The New Book / Blog Posts

Hello everyone, many many months ago I promised I would start writing a book about my gorgeous border collie Dave.

Well, after a lot of thinking, pondering and hiking I have changed that plan. I am now posting the draft text for the book onto my hiking website as blog posts.

I hope you will enjoy reading the posts / chapters as I add them and please do leave a comment on the posts. I always enjoy reading them.

Keep well everyone!

Malcolm and Dave

http://www.southdownswalking.com/category/border-collie-dave/

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DIY SEO is Paying Off!

You may remember me: once upon a time I had an idea to make a simple website. Data driven and mobile friendly.

No bells, no whistles and no snake-oil purchased.

You may also remember I did all "the SEO" myself and would often find myself falling asleep at the SEO gurus posting non stop waffle here on G+.

Don't give up - I went from nothing in 2014 to 7.8 million visits in the last 12 months.

I went HTTPS this week too, took just over 20 minutes to implement, painless process thankfully. So that should keep my site visitors happy and give a nod to Google ranking.

Factor in Google Adsense and I now have an income above average for the UK. Meaning more time for me in the Devon sunshine and less time working for the man.

Summary: Follow your ideas and don't be put off ever.

Nice to see you all again here :)
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3 Years Old And Loving Border Collie Life
Dave turned 3 years old at the end of February and last week saw the third anniversary of the day I brought him home.

He's still a beautiful sensitive soul and will literally play ball with absolutely everyone he meets.

He's becoming a lot more affectionate these days, seeking us out for ear rubs and the like. He loves the beach and enjoys paddling at the water's edge.
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Dave 3 Years Old
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New House - New Devon Adventures.
Myself and my finacee have just moved into our new home together.

Still in Devon, so still getting plenty of walks on Dartmoor and elsewhere.

Dave my border collie is now 3 years old and a truly wonderful companion as always.
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28/03/2018
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Still Exploring, Still Loving Life - Border Collie Dave.
Hello everyone, sorry it has been a long time since we posted.

Life has been very busy. Trying to buy a house, I got engaged. Wedding to plan.

Busy working on my websites as always, busy trying to keep Dave amused! We still go out hiking and walking as much as we can and the British weather allows.

Here are some recent photos of Dave, he is now over 2.5 years old, will be 3 in February 2018.
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20/11/2017
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If Dave Could Write!
A recent walk up Dunkery Beacon Exmoor.
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