Thursday, October 20, 2011

It is all about the ‘blog’..

 

When I first began our journey of documenting our adventures and travels on line… I used the ‘trip journal’ website..there was a nominal charge for the usage of the website…

This was my first introduction to the land of ‘blogging’…it worked for me for a while but I felt like  I was missing something …

Then I found the ‘blogspot’ website (free too) which I really liked… and Bigdawg and Freeway was born..

It took a bit of time to gather a ‘following’..and to receive some interaction from fellow bloggers…in actual fact it took a long time..at least 20 posts before I even got a comment…

I can remember back then I was just using it as a way of ‘scrapbooking’ our adventures…

and then I was hooked…we were making friends and  connected with fellow bloggers who had similar interests…

I was always trying to be creative to get more traffic on my blog…then I read that if I visited other blogs and got our ‘name’ out there…..the more visitors I would have…

so now that I can say I have 126 followers..oh sure not nearly as many as some but a following still the same…I feel like I can say my blog is now out of the ‘baby stage’..and on to the ‘toddler level’…

Now I am in the process of transferring all my posts from my trip journal entries onto Bigdawg and Freeway..this is going to be a long process…

 

It is interesting to read the posts from three years ago…and see how my writing style has changed..and look at the pictures…taken with our old point and shoot camera…

We have come along way in the past three years…thanks for riding along…

Head on down memory lane…2008 had some great adventures…

 

19 comments:

  1. I find keeping a blog makes me look at my days a little differently. I have had a lot of lonely times in my life, but none since I started reading posts by others and writing my own.

    I had a blog on Myspace for a year or so before coming over to blogspot. I started there because my son was a big myspace blogger and it was a way o keep in touch with him. (At one point he had over 1000 "friends)

    I like Blogger better because I have found a group of people who share many of my interests and are very interesting.

    I look forward to meeting fellow bloggers in the future, because they are real people.

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  2. When our elder son was a teenager, he had many online friends through the gaming world. I was suspicious of those friends and remember telling him they weren't "real" friends. My, how I've had to change my tune! ;)

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  3. Love your blog and your writing style. It does seem a little odd to be interacting with folks online so much but then when you meet them and find out how very nice they are...it doesn't seem strange at all!! I like blogging - and bloggers.

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  4. I started out on 'My Space' as well before moving to Blogger. Seems like a very long time ago now. Blogging fills in a very convenient time gap for me at night and I enjoy the creative aspect of putting a blog together each day. I think blogging has become a great hobby for many of us and what a great way for one to express themselves. And, what a fine way for folks to communicate with one another in a helpful social way.

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  5. My life has definitely changed since I started blogging. I've made real connections with people all over the place. But it also has brought more of a purpose, focus (I'm not sure of the best word) to my daily life; I think I pay more attention to the details of my days now. And Harry has gotten used to my taking pictures of just about everything - he tells people that this is life when you live with a blogger. :)

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  6. I always love to read people's blogs Its like my new "read the paper and a cup of coffee" routine.

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  7. I would have to say we are toddling along too. Thank God for the mutts and grand kids as they give us plenty of material while the fiver is setting, and oh yeah the troubles with it.But I have learned whether you have a fiver or a motor home something will always need to be fixed, it just seems the fivers aren't quite as high in repairs. We have been Blessed with many blogger friends and some that have visited with us and us with them. It is truly a great bunch of people. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

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  8. I started on blogger because I didn't like what you had to do with pictures on trip journal. Took almost a year for anyone to begin commenting on my posts. Since I travel solo, the blogging community is an important part of my day. Like touching base with friends. :)

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  9. I started blogging Xmas Eve, 2009. Actually Al of Bayfield Bunch's blog is what got me interested. He is the one who got us out to Hickiwan Trails in Ajo, AZ...and I can't thank he and Kelly enough for that. I have always loved writing, so blogging is a natural outlet for me. ...McGuyver?? not so much.

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  10. Being connected to so many kindred spirits is a real blessing. None of my family and very few our friends could understand why we wanted to live in an RV. We have met so many wonderful people (in person or virtually) though the blog that can identify with the issues, problems, and pleasures of this lifestyle. Life is good!

    I, too, need to archive my 3 years worth of daily Trip Journal posts on Blogger. That seems a bet overwhelming, but is my goal for this winter.

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  11. We were the same. We started out on My Trip Journal too. We used it for almost 2 years to document our travels for our family and friends. Boy, were we surprised when other people started following along. In the fall of 2009 Kevin started our blog on blogger, we are also now hooked. I am very slowly trying to transfer our post from mytripjournal to our blog, it sure takes time which I either don't have or we don't have good internet. One day they will all be there. We love reading your blog, you have some very unique topics with a good sense of humor. Keep on blogging!

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  12. We also started with Trip Journal but quickly changed to the blog. In fact, we actually did both until we realized how much better blogging was. We have enjoyed getting to know you and Doug via the blog and how nice it is to connect with folks via blogging.

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  13. I am so grateful to all of you who switched over to blogspot. I have so much trouble following blogs on Trip Journal. Too much work. And I so look forward to my morning reading and checking in with everyone to see what you're up to. Hard to imagine life without blog friends any more.

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  14. so glad you found blogger and we found you! the number of followers you have is very impressive...hope to one day get to that level. it's clear you know what people like to read!

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  15. Isn't it amazing to watch the blogs grow?

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  16. Not only is it cool how a blog takes on a life of its own and grows, but it's even neater to see the friendships blossom, even over great distances.

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  17. Well guys, add another Follower to your list! Even if you bring up 2008, we'll probably enjoy your three-year old adventures!

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  18. Just started blogging, going to start full timing, and I am enjoying finding new people to follow. We have a "golden girl"

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  19. Oh Boy, now I'll get to go back and read all your blog posts again! I did that after I "discovered" your blog, and really enjoyed all your older posts.

    Great new picture of Tucker on the header, by the way.

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