I loved Leanne’s prompt of Why I Blog, so I thought I’d go ahead and take her up on the suggestion that we give it a whirl.
My blog was actually started as a knee replacement blog in November 2012. (Some of you may have read this in an interview of me done by Leanne over a year ago, so my apologies if you’ve heard this before.) I was going in for my first knee replacement and thought I’d blog about it. Not that many people followed this blog back then, but I diligently posted something almost every day from animated surgeries to charts of my progress to fun iPhone photos. I even posted from my hospital bed. It was something to propel me forward and to help me remain positive.
While I was recovering I decided to create a website for my photos in April 2013 to house the few photos I had taken up to that point. That’s where it all began. I needed SOMETHING to do while recovering so I worked on my website. Once I was able to go out with my camera, I started posting those images on my blog. I think people liked hearing about my pictures a lot more than my knee replacement, LOL. Can’t blame anyone for that, I would too.
It’s very important for me to always feel like I’m moving forward, learning and doing new things. Blogging is now the springboard for exactly that and I really enjoy it and I love our blogging community. 🙂 The support I’ve received from friends here is incredible. I would probably never have started my own camera club or entered photos into competitions if it weren’t for my good friends here. Some days when I find it difficult to type or I get frustrated with the new format here, I just remember the value I get from all of you. That keeps me going, so thank you!!
I’ve compiled some images over the last two years in a gallery here. I posted one from every other month, so they are shown from the earliest to the most recent.
Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.