June 15, 2017

Twelve Years of Blogging

I started blogging in June of 2005. At that time we were living near Montross, Virginia and all that was available there was a very slow dial-up internet. For those who don't remember dial-up, you accessed the internet over a phone line that connected to your computer. The lines in our area there were old, which made the connection unbearably slow. I usually turned images off before connecting in order to speed things up a little. I could literally click on a link, walk to the kitchen and come back with a cup of coffee and still find the page had not finished loading!

So I didn't blog every day. About twice a week I drove to the library about 15 minutes away and used their high-speed internet. We only lived there for the summer, although we had planned to stay longer. Our community there was too isolated for me and the lack of fast internet made it seem more so. We wound up renting out the house there and moving back to our little chalet in Bryce Resort. It was still in the country but the community had more amenities and (ta-da!) high speed internet!

Fast forward ten years: We had moved a couple more times, first to a larger home in Bryce and eventually to a house in Warren County. These pictures are from Spring of 2015. By that time I was blogging just about every day.

These are from Garden Week Tours.

Sharing with Fences Around the World

16 comments:

  1. You are quite the pioneer among us!

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  2. Congratulations on your blogger anniversary. I have been blogging since 2008! :) Great images in your post today.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Congrats on 12 years. Love your photos! xx

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  4. Happy 12th blog anniversary! I remember the dialup internet, it was very slow. Too slow for blogging. Love the photos, the last one is pretty. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  5. Wow! I too started blogging in June of 2005… I really forget until visiting u r blog. We were just out of dial-up to broadband when I stated blogging so i had no problem in connecting. But took time to pick up and receive comments and readers and friends.

    You got lovely photos from the garden and I liked more the house, fences and pansies in pot

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  6. What a goal, my darling Linda, you're truly to admire !

    Wishing you a most lovely day

    XOXO Dany

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  7. Quite a milestone to reach! Bravo!

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  8. Congrats on reaching such a huge blogging milestone!

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  9. You have a wonderful blog and I hope you continue to share. - Enjoyed your post very much.

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  10. wow you are an experienced blogger Love from the heart of Europe

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  11. Congratulations, Linda! That's quite a blogging streak. High-speed internet has changed our world.

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  12. Congratulations Linda! That is amazing! I like all the photos on this entire blog.Love the gentle colors on this one. Great Shots. Have a wonderful weekend, cheers.

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  13. That dial up was so slow and patience was definitely a virture at that time.
    A little chalet at Bryce resort sounds wonderful to me.

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  14. Happy 12th Anniversary Linda.
    Loved all of your photographs you've shared here today.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Congratulations on 12 years of blogging! That's great.

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