Sunday, May 3, 2015

Second Blog-a-versary

It doesn't feel like I've been blogging for 2 years.  Two years??  Posting some nonsense every single week - mostly drivel, for two years?  Apparently.   So, happy second blog-a-versary to me.

I started writing A Grand Adventure on May 4, 2013 when the hubby and I were on the verge of a massive road trip from Key West, FL to Kodiak, AK.  And here I am, two years later...still babbling to anyone who decides to click.

I ask myself this question every so often.  Why do I blog?  Especially when I'm feeling like I don't have anything to say.  Or I don't think anyone is interested in reading what I have to say.  It usually comes up in more of a "Why do I even bother to do this?" question in moments of insecurity or doubt.

Because sometimes I have to wonder.  Why do I keep doing this?  Well, for one thing, it's a creative outlet for me.  I love to write.  Writing a new post each week keeps me in a solid writing routine.  Like they say - whoever they is - you're not a writer if you don't write.

I also like the process of coming up with new ideas for posts, planning out fun concepts, taking pictures, and documenting what this unconventional Coast Guard life is all about.  Sharing my little slice of the world with whoever wants to tune in is fun for me.

In a way, it makes me more mindful.  Knowing that I need to have a steady flow of topics to write about forces me to pay more attention.  To pay more attention to day to day happenings that I otherwise might have drifted past without giving a second thought about.

And it encourages me to reflect on passing ideas and musings that before I may not have considered exploring and delving into more deeply by writing about them. Scenarios and  sentiments that wouldn't have occurred to me to write about before jump out more often as potential blog topics now that I have this self-imposed expectation to write once a week.

I guess blogging is a hobby I've cultivated into a routine that I must get something out of.  Because I keep doing it.  And hopefully, people who take the time to read my posts get something out of it too.  A laugh.  Or a contemplative thought.  Maybe somehow they can relate in a positive way to what I'm saying.  Or maybe it's just a moment of entertainment. That's really what I'm going for:  to entertain and connect with readers. 

Too bad my "readers" are mostly silent and in my mind only about a dozen folks.  Mainly friends and family.  Not much of a following outside of people that know me.  Maybe that will change eventually.

In the mean time, I guess I'll take off my insecurity hat and carry on with spewing my nonsense.  Anyone out there?

Ta-ta for now.


  1. I love this, so please don't ever stop!!

  2. I love your blog Peg! I enjoy everything from your beautiful pictures and stories about your adventures, to your crafts, and your food postings! I think you inspired me to start writing about the best things...hopefully I'll really do it, but I'll let you know.

  3. Thanks so much, Trish - It means a lot to hear, and I appreciate you commenting! You should definitely give tracking the "best of" a try - Can't go wrong with a little gratitude reminder every once in a while. So glad you like reading my posts. xo