I started a blog, after my daughter Carrie and her family moved to the other side of the country. Bob and I were both heart-broken to have them leave, but we never said so, and even helped them move. Blogging became an easy way to keep in touch; Carrie had a blog, so I started one, too. I really enjoyed blogging and soon joined Fun Monday. I play most weeks and I've met a wonderful community of bloggers.
Before I started blogging I'd had a book review web-site for 4 years, and soon transferred to a blog format, Loves Books and Tea, because it was so much more user friendly and I could post the book jackets of the books I reviewed. I did the same with my recipe web-site; it became Jan's Kitchen, a blog.
I keep blogging for several reasons:
- One is the wonderful community of bloggers I've met, and consider friends.
- Another is blogging has let me rediscover my love of photography. I've started a photo blog, Murrieta365, because I enjoy all the photo meme's so much, they've taken over the family blog.
- Probably the last reason is sometimes a gal just has something to say, and the blog is a good place to say it.
- So, now I have 4 blogs that cover my main interests.
I hope that covers the blogging part of this Fun Monday.
Now for the photo requirement. I live in an old town, but it's kept pace with the times and has grown to over 100,000 people. There's always something new going up, but the town is very traditional and that makes it a great place to live. Our town, Murrieta, has both suburban and rural areas, and a wonderful Nature Preserve, the Santa Rosa Plateau. One of the Plateaus' highlights are many rare Englemann Oaks; and here's one: