One Year Blog Post

Looking Back in Time

Almost Daily Photo

You know you’re hooked on blogging when:

1.  Your butt and your large comfy computer chair are the same size and shape (but hey, who cares? Your avatar still looks thin and no one has seen you in person for half a year anyway).

2. Your housekeeping and the aftermath of the Loma Prieta Earthquake can’t be distinguished from each other (but it takes you less than a minute to find the comment you made 4 months ago on another person’s blog–you have the important things in life organized.)

3. You frequently find yourself describing someone you’ve never met in person as “a friend.” (But in Real Life, you have to know someone for at least a year before you would think of describing them the same way.)

4. Your keyboard cracks contain enough crumbs to feed a small army of mice. (Eating lunch at the computer allows you to spend an extra half hour a day online!)

5.  You can’t go to bed at night because “someone is wrong on the internet” and you have to straighten them out (In fact, much of the time, you go to bed only when you wake up in the middle of responding to a post and find you have held a key down long enough to fill half the comment box with “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”–At that point, a greater power seems to indicate that sleep is needed.)

6. You get on line to pay your bills and three hours later you’re in the middle of a blog post (Whoops, what’s a few late fees between you and your corporations! 8) )


A year ago, I pulled my keyboard in front of me and vowed to write every day.  I haven’t kept that promise (though I have averaged over a post a day–photography helped me cheat a bit)–But, this blog has given me new passions of photography and local politics, let me expand my joy in the natural world around me and opened me to a conversation with people from different mind sets.

Thanks everyone for coming by and sharing a wide ranging conversation with me this past year.

And thanks especially to Max who got me started doing this.

Thanks to Elaine who motivated me to do an Almost Daily photo with her wonderful Daily photos from Willits.



  • Congrats on keeping this going for a year! I usually start things and just stop after like a month so even though you don’t post every day, just getting it to a year is a big mile stone! Also your “addicted to blogging” points are great. Keep up witht eh blogging!

  • I thought the mom that announced at a school meeting that “our whole family blogs” was odd. Then I started …. and got hooked now wonder what I did before I had this outlet. It is odd to meet a “friend” after a year or so of “knowing” them on the blogosphere. Hope to meet you soon.

  • Where the heck does the time go? I am honored to be a reader of your blog. Please, do not retire from this anytime soon.


  • We, your reading public, are quite happy you share with us1

  • Are you planning to continue with a daily blog or at least photo?

  • Thank you guys. I love reading all your blogs too!

    Of course, I’m going to continue blogging! I’m addicted. I hope to write every day but will probably not succeed. Still, I will work to achieve that goal and will try to have a photograph every day, too.

  • Your blog is high quality Kym. We really love it.

  • Wow has it been a year? I am so glad you came to the dark side. [smile]

  • You have one of the best blogs in Humboldt. Congratulations!

  • Congrats, Kym! You’re doing a great job with this.

  • Kym, when you started your blog, you started a good public service. You have kept us informed of many things great and small.

    I mostly enjoy your nature posts, but you connect that to what is happening to nature from the world around us. You help us pay attention to the things that we need to pay attention to.

    And… The photos ain’t bad either.

  • Kym, your blog reflects the high quality of the person within, and I became even more convinced of that with the posts about the recent wedding. You are an inspiration, and have opened up what I now consider “my” region too. Thank you so much for the nod.

    Your photos are stupendous, and your sons should seek out a fashion industry photographer to model for, with your images of them in their portfolio.

  • Thank you, Kym, for your posts, your photographs, the windows into your world. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  • Thank you. I love glimpsing your life on the opposite side of the world, too.

  • Kym, you and your blog have been a great resource for me and a well of information about this wonderful new world I moved to. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself in such an inspiring fashion.


  • Love your blog and I certainly owe my largest debt to you for keeping me motivated to keep posting as long as I did.

    And yes, I consider you a “friend” for sure even though we’ve never met.

  • Your prose and photos are appreciated. The “high” quality local coverage is a plus… Blog on!

  • Wow, maybe I should have a 1 year blog post more often. At least, I think I’ll come back and read this next time I get a little blue. Thank you guys!

  • LOL, Kym. My chair. my sink, and my keyboard know exactly of what you speak.

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