We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Time does fly when you are having fun. Six years ago today, I posted my first blog post. My motivation back then honestly, was to show my sisters what I actually did here on the farm. I am pretty sure they were not the only ones that thought since I did not have a “real job” that my days were free to enjoy life, in a lap of luxury. That makes me laugh today, but if you have sisters, I am sure you understand the thought process of my mind at that time.
After a launch, with only a couple of sisters, a brother who pushed me to write my thoughts and a few loyal friends that read my blog every time I posted back then, which was five days a week, I find myself still here today. I cannot believe it.
The World of Blog has changed my life in such a positive way. Being a farmer who spent most days alone, talking to cows and wildlife, I now have human friends all over the world. Friends, who have always been there to listen when I spoke, and who I listen to when they speak. It is a wonderful thing. There is nothing like a friendship that even though you have never met the person, you know you will always be there when they need you to listen, to give advice when asked, and a friendship that is not complicated, and based truly on a mutual respect and love of one another.
Over the years, I have written terrible grammatical error- laced stories. Stories, that have many punctuation mistakes, and some stories that may have been emotionally difficult to read but, also to write. They have always been honest and from the heart. The way I think, has always been the way I write. I have tried at times, to fit or conform to the so-called traditional or normal way of blogging like some others, but have always come back to the basics. Back to the way I started in the beginning. My life, through stories and photos, “take it or leave it” I guess.
My plan and my hope will be to continue to blog the way I always have. It is not about the numbers, the money or the “Fame” of it. It has always been about the storytelling, the photos, and my sisters. That “sister thing” is just a joke. I now do not really care if they think I sit around all day. This is all about the wonderful people I have met here and hope to meet in the future.
I have some exciting news, I will be jetting off on a big adventure soon. During which I will not be posting, but I will be gathering stories. I am not going to elaborate right now, but my hope is to possibly meet some blogger friends on the west side of this country. I may need your help with a plan. I will talk more about that another day.
Today, I just want to thank all my fellow bloggers for being the best family I have never met. (I have met a few of you). I also want to thank my loyal readers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for sticking with me and letting me share my world, my way. Hugs B