I can’t remember exactly how I started blogging or which site I first visited, but Jeanie's blog, Cowgirl’s Country Life, was a major inspiration and she taught me how to get started. I posted 5 times on August 28, 2009, as I was trying to figure out how to make it work – I’m computer challenged. At this point I can still just do the basics but can’t make arrows point at things, or add emoticons, or bring in pictures from anywhere but my files, etc. I guess if I really wanted to do it, Wende, my tech support daughter, could teach me – she does this kind of computer stuff for a living.
Thanks in large part to being willing to post about anything, including simple meals and culinary screw-ups, I’ve only missed posting a very few days and just happened to end up with 365 posts for the year. During this time, you’ve met all of our immediate family and pets and gotten to know Bev and I a little. I see a blog as somewhat of a chat place with a purpose and I believe I’ve gotten to know some of you through your writing without actually meeting you. One of the highlights of this year was a blogger get together in June and actually meeting some of you.
So far, I’m not feeling burned out on blogging and I think the big motivations are getting your comments, which I really look forward to, and learning from you by reading your blogs. The only negative is that Bev complains I spend too much time doing it – she doesn’t realize that just because my computer is on my lap, I’m not usually blogging.
I may take a couple of days off now that I'm into year two with my sincere thanks to you for taking the time to stop by and read my ramblings.
Have a great day.