Monday, August 19, 2013

Evolution..

 

When I first started blogging it was just a way to create an on-line scrapbook. It was filled with all our day trips, camping weekends, vacations, family life and our hopes and dreams.

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As the blog evolved so did the  ‘deep rooted’ interest in all the other blogs out there on the internet.

I was of course interested in all the writings of the ones who travelled full time in their rv’s or the part timers and  the ones who were deemed snowbirds.

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I soaked in as much information as I could absorb in the hopes that one day we would be one of those ‘full-timers’ travelling the highways and side roads.

Exploring the beautiful country that we live in and the one south of us too was the  plan. To see a different view out the windshield and have an ever changing ‘backyard’ was all we could think about.

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What fun it would  be to be a ‘travelling gypsy’ with a house on wheels.

In the last five years since this blog was started we have created a ‘network’ of ‘friends’ all over the country. We have even been fortunate enough to meet a few of them along the way.

Those moments of meeting a ‘cyber friend’ are just like meeting an ‘old friend’. Blogs have a way of opening up your life for everyone to read about.

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Depending on what the purpose is of your blog, some write about their daily activities, their families, the weather, their travelling adventures and even their health issues.

All these topics open up your life and let ‘people in’. Oh, sure some only write about the good ‘stuff’  or the token topics that are deemed to be ‘blog worthy’.

With blogging, as with Facebook the internet  has created a good ‘tool’ for sharing what’s new in your  life..with the simple  click of a mouse

  • holiday photos can be posted on line
  • a new baby in the family?
  • someone getting married?
  • a new pet ?
  • a new vehicle ?
  • new RV ?
  • new house?
  • win the lottery?

one simple click and you have spread the ‘news’..it just depends what you choose to share?

  At least for us ..gone are the days of going to someone’s house to see their ‘slides’ from their vacation..or even to call someone on the phone to share the news or send a letter..the wonders of the internet have changed the ‘social aspect’ of sharing..

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But for me, as my blog has evolved into a ‘small piece of history’ that is our ‘life’…

There have been many times over the last few years where a conversation will bring up a topic?

  • When did we go there?
  • What campsite were we in?
  • who did we meet there?

So to have all this information readily available has come in very handy at those times.

This blog has ‘evolved’ to the point where it is a ‘documentation of our life’.

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The trials and tribulations, the good, the bad, the ugly and the reality of life in general.

There was a beginning five years ago..and now five years later are we at the end or is it a ‘start of a new beginning?’

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Our plans for retirement have evolved, just as we have..the more things change the more they stay the same?

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Plans are made of ‘jello’ and truth be told we just have to wait and see what evolves..

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Thanks for riding along with us, even though there have been some ‘bumps in the road’ and there will be some ‘hurdles’ to jump over we will look forward to tomorrow and to next year and the year after that..

Stay tuned..and thanks for letting us ‘share our lives’ with all of  you..

 

 

 

17 comments:

  1. It is indeed a journey. Thanks for letting us in for part of the ride!

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  2. I can't wait for more of your journey! Yourr blogs are always so interesting, even the day to day stuff. Good luck in your plans for retirement. As you can see, we have had to alter ours from full-timing to Some-timing, but that is okay. We still have each other and we'll do what we can.

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  3. It seems a lot of us started blogging as a personal journal, but it has 'evolved' into so much more. It's a nice neighborhood out here in blogland. :)

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  4. We consider you part of our family too. Like you, when I started blogging, I had no idea how this would evolve. We have many friends all over the country and meeting up with a few along the way is a delight. You put into words today very eloquently how I feel about my cyber friends. They are such a treasure.

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  5. A blog is an non-invasive reflection of the writer and his/her family's life. Those who wish to drop in do so voluntarily. For us, it serves as a record and it keeps our family members and friends in the know.

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  6. We're with you for the long haul. Your blog is a joy to read, we look forward to the day we'll be able to meet up with you and continue our online friendship in person! :c)

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  7. I would be lost without my daily blogs to read--such as on this trip when we went days without any internet.

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  8. Absolutely love this entry...blogs have a way of allowing us to meet one another without ever meeting face to face. What a treat it is when we finally do meet while traveling it is as if we have known each other for years. We look forward to reading your stories...keep on blogging!

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  9. Even though I may not have anything to blog about I still am so excited about reading other blogs and finding out what my cyber friends are doing. This blogging community has definitely become family.

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  10. Reading the blogs of others does make me feel connected to them. For sure there are "bumps in the road" in all of our journeys, even when we don't leave home. But seeing how others handle the bumps ends up helping me. And it's so sweet to finally meet in person!

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  11. ONE OF YOUR BEST! You just put my thoughts down so eloquently!

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  12. We totally agree ....we all evolve as we watch the years fly by...and blogging has ebbed and flowed like a river...Sometimes it's a gentle current..and sometimes it's a damn flood!!

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  13. Great blog, Sue. Our blog, as well as our lives, have also evolved since we started this journey. I agree that the blogging community gives me a feeling of belonging and I have enjoyed meeting my online friends. Hope to meet up with you and Doug again next year - half way sounds good!!

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  14. I love seeing the pictures of your adventures. :)

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  15. My idea of blogging has definitely changed too. The good thing is it can be what we want it to be at different times. Mine is partly a diary and partly opinons. Down the road we can look back and relive what we thought and how we've changed or what we've learned. Good job.

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  16. I enjoy your blog. And today's was exceptional. In fact, we can relate. Except, we have only be at it a little over 4 years. We are just getting warmed up!

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  17. I feel very much the way you expressed yourself in this writing. Life indeed is a journey and it is a joy to learn and share of other's lives and experiences. I have enjoyed getting to know you and Doug(cyber-speaking) and look forward reading more of your adventures...whatever they are!
    Thanks for the post!!

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