Three years ago, I wrote this. Starting a blog was a bit of a spur of the moment thing. I began with no thoughts beyond the idea that it would be fun to document the big changes that were about to occur in our lives. There was no SEO (which I have since learnt is Search Engine Optimisation), no social media strategy, no plans for expansion. I wasn’t even sure how long I would continue to blog for.
Country Boy, the quieter half of us, was a bit surprised when I announced I was starting a blog. He now reads every post, and is probably surprised that I’m still here. He gives me feed back, takes photos for me when ever I ask, and occasionally even suggests ideas for posts. He also graciously allows me to post photos and stories about him and our lives. One day he might even post a comment… but don’t hold your breath.
Lately I’ve been thinking about where I want to go with my blogging. I’m no longer really writing about the differences between city and country life. I’m writing about country living, growing, preparing, and cooking our own food, and the rhythm of our life. We are here for good now, so it is becoming less of an experiment and more just the way our life is.
At the same time we are thinking about what the future on our little farm might look like. What do we want to do with this life? How can we live simply and productively on this farm? We talk about foods we might like to produce and things we would like to do. Could this blog fit into that somehow?
I love the challenge of documenting and explaining our lives. I love sharing my thoughts and ideas. I take my camera everywhere with me “just in case”. I don’t have the answers about our future, and I don’t even know if I’m asking the right questions yet. But I’m keeping on blogging, because I enjoy it.
Three years down: many, many more to come!