3 Years of Blogging has Changed My Life

It seems impossible that I have written a blog post at least every week for three years. Today is my 3rd Blogging Anniversary. I look back and see huge improvement in my writing and editing. Although, some things will never change about who I am as a person and how I write. This blog has given me a place to share my life and I am still surprised every time I write something that someone out there thinks it is worth reading. The biggest surprise of all is that this blog has opened so many doors for me.

rainy afternoon at old barn along Johnstown, WV

Rainy afternoon at old barn along Johnstown, W.V.

Over the last three years I have tried writing as openly  and honestly as I can and it seems to paying off. I write about the life I live, the people and places that I encounter and tell stories about the ups and downs of a small town life. These stories have not only given me a chance help create positive images on TV with the Barnwood Builders, they have let me share our DIY projects all over the world and write a few stories for a digital magazine called Elkinite.  The magazine shares stories of the  town I am working to help revitalise. My writing this blog even had something to do with me getting at my current job with AmeriCorps. They needed someone who had skills working with WordPress, ( Seriously Strange) They wanted someone who had the skills to build a new website for their organisation.So even building this blog has helped me in my current job. Who knew writing a blog on WordPress this would lead down this road?

Sign at the top of a flooded road at Roanoke,WV

Sign at the top of a flooded road at Roanoke,W.V.

So when I look back at  my very first posts and how nervous I was when I  pushed the publish button, I am so pleased with the results. I have grown, the blog has grown and my following is growing, who can ask for more. I plan to keep writing and sharing my little country life as long as all of you will have me.

So dear friends, I hope you hang in with me as I start a brand new year writing about my adventures in Wild,Wonderful,West Virginia. Where everyone stops to talk to you even if you a total stranger and where sweet tea and biscuits and gravy are the food everyone craves in the mornings.I love my home,and can’t wait to continue sharing my story with all of you.

rocks covered in moss by the river in Ten Mile. WV

Rocks covered in moss by the river in Ten Mile, W.V.

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16 thoughts on “3 Years of Blogging has Changed My Life

  1. Looking forward to more stories.

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  2. Happy anniversary JoLynn. I’m very happy to be following your journey.

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  3. It is really lovely following your writings Jolynn, and I am glad that it makes you so happy to write, similar here. I look forward to many more of your blog entries. Kind regards, Agnes

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  4. Good post and Happy Anniversary. I am just starting my 2nd year and know that I have a LONG way to go in the improvement dept. Wishing you continued success.

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    • Pam we are working on things… one of the best things I did do is take the WordPress. 101 building a better blog class on line with WordPress for free. It made me focus and think about what I wanted the blog to look like and how to make it a brandable site…try out the free classes if you have time

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  5. Sandy

    As I’ve said before, every time I read your blogs I learn something new. Keep up the good work.

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  6. Jack

    Keep up the good work Little Lady. I love your story’s .

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  7. 🙂 thanks Jack I will !

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  8. 3 Years! Great job!

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  9. congrats on 3 years what a great milestone.

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