One day back in 2007 I woke up and said..gosh I think I will write a blog. Perhaps I will voice some of my opinions and tell some stories about how things used to be when I was a little girl. Perhaps “The Five” will find it interesting and amusing someday to learn something about their Grandmother…then again maybe not..you never know.
I had been reading Buffalo Gal’s Blog for a couple of years..she was and is awesome with all of her stories! She and I became fast friends. I value her opinion and her friendship.
Today is post number 1,468. I have not missed many days in four years. Daughter Jen guest blogged one time when I was hospitalized with pneumonia. Chance guest blogs from time to time so I do get a break.
One thing I worry about is repeating myself..have I shown an old photo before on Wistful Wednesday? If I repeat myself I hope my readers will just go with the flow, and chalk it up to getting older. I thought about compiling an index..I decided it would be too much work.
Last summer when I was working at the museum I began to write in my mind and then spit them out into the computer late at night. It seems to have worked. I have discovered my best writing time is when the house is quiet and the phone is not ringing. Blogging is a hobby.. a fun hobby. Most of my blogs are written the night before and published in the early morning.
I also write Forgotten Old Photos. A blog where old photos found in antique shops are sometimes reunited with family. That blog brings me great personal satisfaction. I also get to feed the old photo collection monster that dwells inside me.
Blogging would be a perfect job! This winter I am being paid to continue writing the Hubbard County Historical Museums blog.
My personal photo blog Far Side of Fifty Photos began to suffer last summer..it was hard to keep up..photography is still one of my passions..and Chance is sometimes a willing subject!
How long will I be blogging for..I have no idea..I take it all one day at a time. God willing and the crick don’t rise I will be back tomorrow.
I have “met” some marvelous bloggers over the past four years. Some I have actually met in real life..some are neighbors! I thank each and every one of my readers, especially those who leave comments!
Now for a pretty picture. I once had a blogging friend who said “No post is complete without a pretty picture.” Heaven has been her home for two years now. Yes, even in the blogging world there is death and feelings of great loss when we lose one of our own. I cannot explain it..it just is.
Lupines in the wild gardens..with Veronica ‘Blue Bouquet’ providing the bokeh:)