Just the other day I received a notice from WordPress that my blog had just passed its second anniversary. I was a little surprised with the event, but it caused me to reflect on my writing over the past two years. So far I have published 113 posts which works out to a few more than one a week. Honestly, that has kept me busy with cooking, recipe development, photography and editing. But once a week is not very prolific. There are lots of bloggers who make a point of posting at least once a day. I don’t know how they do it, though why they do it – at least one of the reasons – is to improve their ranking in internet searches.
That is really not one of my motivations, though I enjoy seeing my list of followers increase over time. The main reasons I started this blog were to try to polish my writing style, learn how to write a coherent recipe, improve my photography skills, especially with food, and to communicate with family and friends. I think I have accomplished these goals although I need to let my readers be the judge of that.
One unexpected benefit of the blog has been the development of friendships with folks whom I have never met from all over the world . I look forward to reading and seeing their blogs; I look forward to their comments about my posts. In many ways they have become friends. I even imagine that someday I might have the opportunity to meet these cyberspace friends in real life.
I guess I will keep on writing as long as I think I have something to say along with posting images that I think folks might find a little unique.
This time I’m not going to write anything about food, just thank all of you have participated in one way or another with this blog. I will share some images from my home town – Santa Fe, New Mexico. In particular, the images are of sculpture, architecture, and flowers along Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s famous art district.