Why did I start this blog? I blame it on the “Urban Chickens of Seattle”! Here’s my story and I am going to stick to it.
Back on May 10, 2013 my brother-in-law Joe posted a picture on Facebook of his urban chickens. The photo was linked to a web site photo challenge.org and week 18’s challenge was Agriculture. As I looked at the photo I started thinking, I have chickens, I have sheep and I have goats. Why don’t I go out and take a photo of my animals and submit a photo?
Well, I joined their group and submitted my photo. As I looked around the photo challenge web site I saw a tab about “guidelines” of the group, I clicked on it and started reading. It stated each photographer should have a blog talking about their photography and be able to have interaction with others. Yikes, I need to start a blog! What am I going to say? I’m not big on reading and don’t care to write. So this was going to be a new challenge for me in my life. With Joe being on WordPress.com I decided to set up a blog there too. What have I gotten myself into?
On June 24th I sent out this first blog posting.
This is my first attempt at blogging. I don’t know where it will take me, but I am looking forward to the adventure.
Then I started looking inside of me and finding stories I wanted to share with the readers of WordPress. I also started adventuring around the WordPress web site and found the search area and entered in the key words weight lose, photography and agriculture. These are areas of interest of mine. Bingo! A young ladies blog caught my attention. [j l d] Photography and it hooked me. She wrote about her Sunflower Farmer, North Dakota agriculture and her upcoming marriage. I looked at who’s blogs she followed and it lead me to other blogs I found interesting. Yes, a friend of a friend of a friend blogging travels and more people and lives to explore.
In my tagline I state, “Learning to tell a story”. So I wanted to explore if I can tell a story thru my writings and photography. In 2009, Laurel and I along with some family members went to Ireland for a little touring. I told my co-workers before we left, legend has it if you kiss the Blarney Stone it will give you the gift of gab. My co-workers were horrified and wondered if it would be a curse on me if I kissed the stone. We never made it to Blarney Castle and so the legend is still a mystery and alive. But maybe WordPress will give me the medium for the gift of gab. It will be an interesting adventure for me.
I hope to share photos, stories of my family and mundane stories of day to day life in Wisconsin. And just think, it all started with a photo of Urban Chickens in Seattle.