Oh my poor blog, I have not posted in FOREVER. Why is that? Well, my interests and travel kind changed and halted. With the pandemic I have only travelled outside of the area I live in once and that was for work. I did do a couple of camping trips last year but took very few pictures as my interest in photography has died off. This happens, I will put photography on the back burner for a few years until I get inspired again, it is one of the hobbies that comes and goes with me. The past 2 years I have been more focused scale model building. A ton has happened over the past 2 years with the pandemic, retirement, some bullshit in my life, etc…. but not stuff that I would normally put on this blog as it had turned into a photography/travel site.
I miss blogging but most of what I have on my mind these days are “opinion pieces” that may not appeal to everyone. The pandemic has made the world more vocal, in a good and bad way, where people are very disrespectful of peoples opinions so I hesitate to post but I am not sure this is healthy as I have always used the blog (way in the past) as an outlet to work through my opinions and thoughts. But should I do that here on the Canadian Loon or should I start, yet another blog? And let this one sit with little to no activity and only a few pictures here and there of the various non-confrontational/opinion things in my life?
If anyone still comes here to see what I am up to, let me know what you think. Leave it? Post whatever I want? Stick to my canoe trips, travel, model pictures? Curious where I should take all this.
A trip to the Brent Crater last summer.
Some of my model builds over the past year.
Fall camping in Algonquin.
May 3, 2022 at 10:11 am
My blog started out as a way to update people on my son’s cancer treatments so I wrestled with transitioning it to a retirement-related blog after his treatments ended instead of starting a new one. And then I wrestled again with what to write about when one of my retirement-related posts ended up in the Globe & Mail and I gained new followers who I imagined weren’t particularly interested in hearing about my weekend away with my sister. In the end, I decided that the blog is for me to write what I need/want to write and whether people read it or not is entirely up to them. Having said that, I don’t write anything too provocative and I haven’t received negative comments/feedback…so my thoughts might change if that were the case.
May 3, 2022 at 10:14 am
I love your camping, photography. I also enjoy reading your opinion pieces etc.
I think, although it adds to your story, that a newer page is needed. You have grown and changed. So too, should your blogging
May 4, 2022 at 8:45 am
I agree with Carolyn’s sentiment. I follow your blog to see what you are up to. Part of that includes what your thinking on various subjects. I think you can easily incorporate your thoughts and opinions into your existing blog space. The space is yours to present what you feel you need to or want to. I am here because I am interested.
May 4, 2022 at 7:53 pm
I agree with what has been said. I have enjoyed your comments,travel photos, camping and would not mind seen info on your models. Since the have retired use the blog to keep your mind active by commenting on what sounds good.