Some questions from the Outdoor Blogger Network in their writing prompt...The prompt this week is, "Why do you blog"?? Simple!! Because I don't want to write in a journal...typing 80 wpm is much easier!!! HAHA. "What got you started with that first blog entry?" Rather, Who...not What! Rebecca Garlock, "The Outdooress"...yep, we can blame her...or give her credit...whichever you choose. "Are the reasons you started blogging the same now as when you started?" No Way! Now How! I started the blog thinking that I could post up once a week and it wouldn't take too much time. Haha...I kind of got a "blogger's addiction" and I'm now posting three or more times a week! Not that it is a bad thing...I am immensely enjoying every minute of it. "Has blogging changed anything for you?" Definitely!! My little fly fishing world has now evolved into a "sharing time" rather than me and my kind of secret passion no one knew about. And it's actually more fun that way! What keeps me blogging? YOU!! Bottom line.
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So, there are the hard questions with a few simple answers. What I would like to elaborate on is that Rebecca joined up with me last fall of 2010 to fish for some Big Brown Trout and we started talking about the OBN that she had just started up with Wolfy. I thought that it sounded like a fun idea, but not for me. No...I could never find enough stuff to write about! I told her this and she seemed to think that I was underestimating myself. I do spend a lot of my free time outdoors and she thought that I should give it a whirl....whoa...that whirl turned into a roller coaster!! Ha. My question is...do you ever get off the ride? LOL. This blogging has picked up a pace that is beyond my wildest dreams...I was originally going to do one post a week. That was it! After a few weeks, I had made a few new contacts and people seemed interested in what I was writing about...imagine that! I actually held an outdoor audience with my trivial experiences. I mean, I was now entering a field where other fishing bloggers knew a lot more about fishing than me! What could I bring to the table??? Well, I just put out my experiences with my crazy unplanned debacles and you listened! And...responded!!! For that, I am grateful...because it has been a total joy and so much fun to put these experiences on paper...errr...the big white screen in front of me! :)
Through outdoor blogging, I have met such wonderful, funny people that give back so much...more than what I probably give out there. So, for that...THANK YOU!!! This has to be one of the craziest hobbies if that is what you call it. You know, it is something more though...it is a forum for expression. And that is why I do it. You understand about this passion for fly fishing, where others around me don't as much... I can connect with those other outdoor enthusiasts that share the passion of the outdoors and understand why I spend so much time with nature and varmints like big brown trout, bears, mice, bison, snakes, etc. etc...And on the flip side...I have enjoyed other talented bloggers share their newly made flies to reading about different areas of the world to go visit and fish someday! So, I thank the OBN for getting me involved and hopefully I can continue to give a smile here and there from my ramblings of everyday craziness to my passion of fly fishing!
Footnote: I am going to have a little contest when I reach 100 followers...which looks like it will be pretty soon!! Also, I passed the 10,000 visits or hits to this blog since it's humble beginning on Nov. 24, 2010...So, in appreciation of your visits and following along with me, we will have something to give away very soon!!! Stay tuned...