Several of our fellow bloggers have made comments lately regarding blogging. Curious as to why some post create many comments and some don’t seem to conjure up a hint of interest. It’s a puzzlement isn’t it?
Gerri & I originally started writing a blog so our family and friends could follow along with us in our adventures in fulltiming. I know we could have called them and shared our times together, but you couldn’t share the pics as well and it isn’t always convenient for timely phone calls. I confess, some of our family members don’t have a clue what we are doing. We are living “out of the box” and unfortunately for some, that is confusing. Since the inception of our blog, it has evolved into an opportunity for us to get to know other folks by reading their blogs, learning about them and for others to get to know us. I find that very enriching as we each journey through this life together. There are so many things we learn if we will just stop and listen to others, and it is not always about the travel. There are so many of you that we read about, I feel as though we already know you. I can’t wait until our paths cross and we can actually meet face to face and just sit by a campfire and visit. Maybe the common thread is our love of the RV lifestyle and being out in nature; the more simple things in life. Maybe it is the freedom we experience and the realization of getting to know folks instead of the stress and push at work. I don’t know. But there is one thing I do know, our RV friends have become closer to us than the ones we had before in the other world in which we lived. As Carol K said “One thing is for sure, my online RV friends comment way more than my non-RV friends, no matter what the topic!” Carol, I second that!
So for Gerri & me, our blog is more than just travels. Yes travels are good and we enjoy reading and seeing pics from them, but it is about our life and our experiences in life. No two people are going to see the sunset in the same way. We aren’t working in the marketing department for a large travel agency. We are not on vacation but a journey through life experiencing things, meeting people and learning of their culture. We were reading Cruzin 2 Some and they posted similar thoughts on their blog July 13. As Ken and Nanette said, “What we have found however is that the reward of taking the time to get to meet these extraordinary people is to expand our horizons and to find a huge element of why we did all of this in the first place.
Oh what an adventure this is!” Amen!
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