A group of students from ABAC came to the gallery where I work to ask lil ole me some questions about blogging. The class has been blogging every day for a month (bless ‘em) to better understand digital marketing methods, what it takes to run a blog and how it can be useful for their careers.
I published my first blog post on September 16th 2010. You can read it here. That makes a little over seven years of blogging. I cranked up my blog when MySpace became super lame and I realized Facebook was essentially 0% customizable. Having a blog gave me a creative outlet to share things I loved, cared about and thought about.
My blog has been a pretty inconsistent thing though. I just did what I wanted with very little concern for the digits. It’s pretty much the same way today. But now I know how to actually monitor the numbers and I like experimenting with generating interest in my little blog.
Why? Mostly to learn. And I’m a little competitive. I like beating my high score.
I will say …
Writing // Hunger and Heart: In the Kitchen with David Scarbrough for Tifton Scene
I love food. I especially love food that is well crafted and thoughtfully presented. Binge watching Chef’s Table makes me an expert on Michelin Star dining, right? Maybe not. But I do remember eating at The Local for the first time. I got the stuffed pork chop. I may have been a poor college student, but my friends and I found room in our budget for a cheese plate too. It was delicious. It was so delicious that I was genuinely shocked and confused. How was it possible that this meal was here in Tifton? I was able to sit down with the Chef David Scarbrough and get to know the other side of the plate – before it’s delivered. Our conversation was honest, heart-warming and mouthwatering. Local humanitarian group reaches out to immigrant detainees for Tifton Gazette
Facebook has a major hand in how I find stories to cover. For instance, my former history professor was sharing events from a new group: the Sout…
Unicoi State Park is a luscious green WONDERLAND. With creek beds at all levels of the mountain surrounded with picnic tables and banks to scuttle down, it was convenient and beautiful. There are several hiking trails, all at varying levels of difficulty. One of the easiest trails, paved and only a half mile up, leads you straight to Anna Ruby Falls. It’s a double waterfall, rare and spectacular, with two spacious viewing platforms. We read it was dog friendly, so we took our two mutts along for the outdoor adventure. However, neither Maggie nor Gizmo are especially fond of physical labor or the outdoors. At least not for long durations. We had to carry them back down.
On another day we had a picnic by one of the creek beds. With fresh veggies from Jaemor farms, our sandwiches were next level delicious and the dogs were glad to stay back at the cabin with air conditioning and cushioned surfaces. We waded through the creek and enjoyed the fresh, chilly stream. Down the creek we could…