It’s been quite the year with our little blog. I remember a year ago Ryan and I weren’t really sure how to even sign up for a blog, let alone write a post. But it sounded like something fun to try, and here we are.
My blog started out as a wildlife photography blog and since then has become a combination of rv life, photography, family and books. Hitting on all my favorite things!
Some of my first few posts were pretty different. I’d like to think I’ve improved, but either way, I’ve found a comfortable voice for me and I truly love blogging and the community of people around me.
I remember Ryan and I used to add a joke in each of our first several posts. They were awful jokes looking back. Then we ran out of jokes. It was probably for the best. Lol
As entertaining and rewarding as it is to have a blog, I’m sure you will all agree, it’s a lot of work and extremely time consuming! 😳No matter what we are doing my mind is always open to writing a post about it. I have written over 600 posts in this posts year, taken thousands of pictures and read hundreds of books for review. And even though Ryan’s voice isn’t heard much on my blog, he has edited all 600, helped with many topics and been patient while I am on WordPress.
I’ve had months where I’ve scheduled lots of posts ahead of time, feeling like I’ve really found my rhythm, and then life would interfere and I’d miss days at a time. I’ve had some really successful posts(for me), and not so great ones. My most popular ones were not because of my writing, they were the vacation posts where we’ve photographed whales, foxes or elk… that’s ok, Just means I need to go on more vacations! 🤩
I was hoping to get to 2000 followers in my first year but I am just short of that, at 1920, and our Twitter is 12k. Combined with Facebook we reach about 14k. I’m so thankful for all of you!
So to all our followers and especially those of you that actually read my post, thank you so much for all your support!
I’ll end with some of my favorite pictures I’ve posted this year…
Thanks so much for being apart of our blog!
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