I just noticed that I did eleven blog posts during the month of July, and three in August. I honestly thought the number was less.
I started Eggrollings in April of 2011. We had already pulled the egg to many fascinating places in the US and Canada before I got the courage to make the first post. I figured the immediate family, as well as a few friends might find it entertaining. Thought there’s no way I would ever have a “following” as so many of the blogs I read.
Imagine my surprise when I received a comment from someone I didn’t know. And then I found myself on HitchItch. Readership went upward, accordingly.
It was fun taking pictures, and writing about where we went, and what we did. We visited places we read about on other blogs, and hoped someone might visit a location based on our recommendations.
Things have changed since 2011. Now, most everyone has a smart phone. Things like Facebook, Face time, Life360, etc.; make it possible to take a picture, make a comment, and post it to the world almost immediately. Family members can know immediately where we are located with the touch of a screen. If we do find ourselves in a remote area, I can push a button on a device, and four different people receive our GPS coordinates by way of a satellite transmission.
I’ve reached the point where doing a blog isn’t as much fun as it used to be. The need isn’t there like it once was. Many places we now visit are repeats. I’ve blogged about them once, so why bore you with repeat information?
Eggrollings will stay around. I’m not going to delete it. Too many great memories. And, there will still be an occasional post when something strikes my fancy. I may even become inspired again, and get back to posting regularly.
Thanks to all of you that have been faithful readers. I cherished your comments and feel like I know you, even if we may not have met, personally. To those of you we have met, I’m thankful to blog land for your friendship, and hope our paths cross, again…..jc