Today marks the 10th anniversary of this photoblog. I’d like to thank my Followers and Visitors for stopping by from time to time to see what I’ve been up to. In particular, I want to thank three people who were instrumental in encouraging me to take the first step into the waters of online exposure of my work:
Deb: A very dear online friend from the Daily Strength health website. Deb confessed to me that she actually was taking my images from DS and using them for background and screensavers on her PC. That confession opened up a dialogue between us that, I believe, was frank and personally helpful for us both. Deb lived in upstate New York. Sadly, in November of 2008 she passed away. I started the photoblog on this date in 2009, four months after her passing. She never got to see this blog take off of the launchpad. During moments, over the past ten years, when I wanted to just pack it in and stop posting, I think back to her encouraging words. It helps me sustain something that I feel is a journey, with no destination.
Sue: I met Sue under similar circumstances on the Daily Strength site. Sue was also friends with Deb on the site, so maybe there was some collusion between those two to make my photography more public. Sue lives in Gloucester, MA. and still, from time to time. enjoys what I create and has kind words for my work. I think she gets the content or ‘vision’ of what I do better than most. Thanks, Sue!!
Dianna: My wife of nearly 45 years. Once I ran the idea of doing this photoblog by her she was all for it. She’s listened to my frustrations over just ‘what am I doing with this blog’ for a decade. She follows my postings religiously and hits the ‘Like’ button, even though I am sure some of my images confuse her :-). Thanks for 10 years support!!
Thanks for all of your support!!!
Bluestar2012 (AKA Fred King).
In a departure from the photoblog content I have been posting for the past three years I thought I would take a moment to present an idea with the support of a song:
I think, if all 7 billion of us on this planet could thing of ourselves as ‘passengers’ on planet Earth, we and the planet might create a better future.
I have been using a WordPress theme called ChaoticSoul the past couple of years. I thought it was time to shake things up. The title of this theme is Chateau. I have a little more creative control over the look of the blog in terms of colors and other options with this theme. The header photo is something I can change, for example. Currently the photo you see is of the old 14th St. Bridge in South Park, Seattle that is currently being replaced.