November 19, 2012
Three years ago today, I started blogging. I thought I’d better share something insightful about what I’ve learned, how I’ve grown, or what’s ahead for this blog.
Sorry everyone. Maybe I’m not feeling insightful. Or, maybe this blog is simpler than that, just stories and thoughts, sometimes random.
I’m indebted to the inventor of blogging (need to find out who that is) for providing a format that’s become my favorite. A fiction writer I’m not and I gave up personal diaries after high school. And, I’m indebted to you for reading. It keeps me motivated to know someone will read.
Over the past three years, here’s the post that generated the most views: http://lynnwoolf.wordpress.com/2011/04/14/restoration-historic-stone-house-barn/
Here is one of my least read posts: http://lynnwoolf.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/butterflying/
And, here’s the post that led to the most exploration around my blog: http://lynnwoolf.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/kansas-wind-2-cattle-shed-0/
Today, my anniversary post shows one of my favorite places: Walking with Cesar along our country road. Here’s to another year of blogging.
November 26, 2009
It will soon be a year since I began writing stories from Sand Creek. I don’t think I have set the blogosphere on fire with my wit, veracity for writing or groundbreaking insights. I hope I have succeeded in at least one way, though — telling a good story. Eugene Cameron, a Ponca Indian story teller, reminded me that a story is told so that it will be shared. One story teller begets another. So, tell me how I’ve done. Have my stories been good enough to share?
August 4, 2009
(Guest blog post on www.lifemeetswork.com.)
I have lived the “life meets work” philosophy for almost 20 years now. It’s not because I discovered the trend early. I simply married into a farm family. Even in today’s world, farm families have an uncanny approach to integrating work and life. Case in point: New tractors still come with a “companion seat” option, for kids to ride along.
Lately, though, I struggle for an answer when a professional acquaintance asks me what I do. Read more here: http://www.lifemeetswork.com/blog/blogdetail.asp?sectionID=3&articleID=128.
December 12, 2008
The numbers are staggering: 22.6 million bloggers in the U.S. alone, with 77 percent of active Internet users turning to blogs for information, entertainment, and community. These and many other interesting facts are discussed in Technorati’s latest survey, “State of the Blogosphere 2008.”
I’ve been having a great time with it, even though I’m a novice. The power is undeniable. I even find myself thinking in terms of blog posts — hoping that I’m adding to the conversation, not just clogging up cyberspace.
So, what is my blog resolution for 2008? Just do it. Have fun. Explore ideas. Make new connections.
Let’s meet up same time next year and see how I did!