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...
it looks like you have gone quite far in just a couple months. I really do enjoy your blog and anticipate your next post. It is cool you have grown in such little time. For some reason I have done the same. 91 followers in less than 3 months. Keep doing what you are doing and I always be looking for your postsReplyDelete
Well little lady (he said in his best John Wayne voice)you've certainly grown up.ReplyDelete
Sometimes you run into a unique little place that makes you want to hang out for awhile. This is one of them.ReplyDelete
It's always a pleasure to read your work- keep it up.ReplyDelete
Dustin ~ Thanks and it has been great reading over on your side as well!ReplyDelete
Duke ~ I just try to keep up with the other "pilgrims"!!
Mark ~ I'm glad that we've found that hat rack...I'ts been fun!
Jason ~ Thanks and keep UA busy over there!! :)
I'm a fan of your blog for sure! Thanks to Rebecca for giving you the nudge.ReplyDelete
Totally with you on keeping a journal. Bought an on-stream journal, but was too busy fishing to write in it! Wonder if one of those chest packs with a fold-down front pocket might offer a platform for a tablet computer? Thanks for the fun words.ReplyDelete
Steph ~ Likewise, your blog is fun to read too! And you better leave some fish out there for me in August!! ;)ReplyDelete
Pat ~ I usually take a few minutes right before I leave the river to write my thoughts down about the day and what was observed. Yeah, that's all I need is another piece of electronic equipment on me while fishing!! I'm taking enough chances... haha
I think no matter what you write about.....one thing makes people love your blog so much...........YOU. It's your attitude and the good vibes you bring to everything you write about. I wish I could be as positive and up as you are every day! So it all boils down to this: Every time I come to the River Damsel's blog I expect one thing: to click away happy! And you never disappoint! :)ReplyDelete
OWL ~ Oh my goodness! That's a lot for a girl to live up to!!! Thank you, my friend.ReplyDelete
What I enjoy about your blog, and most bloggers, is you get first hand experiences, opinions, and unpaid for common sense thoughts.ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work RD
I agree with you in so many ways! It is fun to enjoy the solitude of a thing but sharing that passion with others just as excited about fishing can be apst addictively intoxicating:) thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Brt Trt ~ Well, you would have to wonder about my common sense sometimes!! Lol. I thank you for your comment.ReplyDelete
D Nash ~ I have had way more fun sharing these experiences rather than keeping them to myself, for sure! Thanks for stopping in...
Blogger's addiction - I hear 'ya! I'm only a couple months into my blog and I'm spending every spare minute on it. Do we need to start a support group? Nah, that would just take up valuable blogging time. Keep up the great postings!ReplyDelete
PDX ~ Ya know, I haven't found a solution yet. But, thanks for joining me in the "blogger enthusiasts" group!ReplyDelete