Catching Up

Wow. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been over a year since I last posted. And to think there was a time when I dutifully posted every single day.

I didn’t intend to stay away so long–just got caught up in other things and eventually blogging fell out of mind.

So what’s been happening here? Well, let’s see. We had some hurricanes and lots of baby goats. We grew some good food and we went on vacation. The surprising success of my novel is probably the most interesting occurrence of the last year. That’s been very satisfying.

Cherie and I have been trying to be more diligent about enjoying our semi-retirement. We’re both history buffs so we’ve been taking time every week to visit and enjoy the nearly endless supply of historical sites in our part of the world. I now regularly blog about history on Facebook. I haven’t gotten around to creating an author page yet, but it’s one of the things on my lengthy and neglected to-do list. In the meantime, “friend” me (Bill Guerrant) for a daily dose of historical tidbits.

For my longtime blogger friends–I hope you’re all well! My apologies for dropping out of sight and for not visiting your blogs in so long. I’m looking forward to reconnecting.

 

26 comments on “Catching Up

  1. DM says:

    Good to hear from you Bill. I get little glimpses from your life via facebook (I “liked ” it on Facebook so see pictures on my feed when you post. Take care. DM

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    • Bill says:

      Likewise, DM. Hope you’re doing well. I put farm-related posts on our White Flint Farm page (infrequently) and history-related posts on my personal page (more often). Discussing your local history writing projects was one of my inspirations to start one myself, although mine ended up morphing into a novel.

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  2. karenhumpage says:

    That’s quite alright Bill – it’s been lovely to see the growth of you book’s success. I imagine your renewed interest in history was sparked by writing the book itself. It’s interesting how a single act of doing something can open up whole new vistas and paths to follow. Just make sure you still feed us a weekly diet of baby goat photos when the time is right! Xxx

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  3. shoreacres says:

    It’s good to see your note this morning. I’ve wondered from time to time how things were going for you and Cheri, and it seems to be going very well indeed. I’ll not be friending you on Facebook, since I’ve continued to live without any of the usual social media platforms, but if you do decide to add occasional updates here, I’ll be glad for it.

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    • Bill says:

      Thanks Linda. Did you drop off of Twitter? I tried that one, but couldn’t get the hang of it. I’ve found Facebook to be a great way to keep up with friends, to find events that interest me and to share my history tidbits. One of my recent posts was shared over 20,000 times, but admittedly that isn’t typical. I have lots of friends who avoid social media like the plague and I don’t blame them. I enjoy it, but I know it isn’t everyone’s thing. Hope you’re well!

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  4. I thought maybe I was somehow kicked off your blog because of not seeing your post everyday, glad to hear that wasn’t the reason. Good to hear all is well.

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  5. Believe it or not, I’d been thinking of you in the past day or two. Perhaps I could sense that the blogging vibes were coming back to you. 😉 Glad all is well, and wonderful news about your novel. Look forward to reading you blog again.

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  6. Farmgirl says:

    Good morning, Bill! There you are! Glad all has been well.

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  7. Good to see a post from you Bill, and LIFE and LIVING comes first my friend.. Glad to hear all is well and your book is a great success..
    Sending thoughts your way.. 🙂

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  8. I have been wondering about your blog but I already follow you on fb so knew all was well. I certainly know the feeling – we inadvertently took a break from our blog and I think it has been almost three years since our last post!!! Oops.

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  9. That’s the beauty of our blogging community… it’s very real world so there are no expections just appreciation when someone posts, comments or likes our offerings, whether they be blog, Instagram or Facebook. Reading your book is still on my to do list.I’m pleased it has been received well.

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  10. Good to hear from you Bill! Enjoy: )

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  11. Scott says:

    Hey Bill, I think it’s been longer since I’ve posted to mine, so you’re not alone… Glad you’re doing well.

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  12. NebraskaDave says:

    Bill, I sure do miss those morning bits of Wendel Berry philosophical wisdom. And lets not forget the daily advice from John Wesley about living the good life. The daily farm report from the goat yard always inspired me to get going.

    I have thought about what you would have been up to over the last year. I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying life with a vacation and historical weekends. It sounds like there’s no market gardening in the picture at this time.

    We here in Nebraska had a rough Spring with major flooding and the issue is still ongoing. One major interstate road is still closed to traffic for about 50 miles and probably won’t be opening back up for traffic for quite some time. There’s still standing water in many farm land fields. Major damage has been done to some small towns with almost 100% destruction of all the buildings. It will take many years to fully recover from this. Fortunately none of my properties were touched by the flood waters. I’m very thankful for that.

    This year I’ve cut back on gardening as family responsibilities have increased. I only have 3 out of 12 beds planted at Terra Nova Gardens and 1 out of 4 beds in the back yard. My mother in law (92) fell and injured her shoulder. She now needs daily attention so my day hinges around her care. I’ve come to see that life is an adventure planned by God and my job is to just follow His lead.

    Many have gravitated from blogging to Facebook as their media of choice. I’ll catch up with you on Facebook.

    Have a great semi retired day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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  13. rhondajean says:

    It’s good to see you again, Bill. I’m really pleased your novel is successful. Will there be another? It sounds like life is pretty good and you’re pursuing your interests. That’s always an enriching way to live. I dropped out of blogging for six months but came back and am happily blogging, infrequently, again. I can’t say I’ll see you on FB because I’m not a FB fan but I hope to see your name pop up occasionally here again and I’ll rush over when that happens.

    with warm regards, Rhonda

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  14. Lynda says:

    Hello Bill!

    It has been a long time, but you aren’t the only one who has backed off of blogging and visiting other’s blogs. As well as bloggingI have also backed off of Facebook. Maybe I need to go find you and visit a bit more regularly to see what you and Cherie are doing?

    Glad you are well and enjoying yourselves!

    Lynda

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