I wrote my first blog post (see below) on August 24, 2009 after the satellite that gave me internet service was installed.
I described my pets in the second post and it didn't take me long to realize that I had a wealth of nature and wildlife to photograph and post on my blog.
Those of you who read my blog now know that Samson helps me with a post of his own every now and then. But it was Princess, our Black Lab/Border Collie cross, that had the first dog blog here. She was older and wiser than Samson and my friends tell me this was reflected in her posts. The three dogs here, Angel, Princess and Soldier were so good together. Now only Soldier is left.
My first followers were friends who wanted to be supportive. Cindy faithfully left a comment each time I posted and kept encouraging me. As far as followers go, 13 people signed up to follow my blog. That was it, for the longest time.
I posted pictures of sunsets,
of laundry on the line,
of a rattlesnake,
and of my cool hat, but I still only had 13 followers. Was this a truly unlucky number for me? Then Barbee, the first follower I didn't know, helped me. She told me to check out many different blogs, leave comments, and if I liked a blog, sign up to follow it.