Very First Post!

I know this is being published on May 6, 2014 but just want you to know it was actually typed on April 24.  Took me this long to get started.  

Hello everyone!  I have been trying for days to come up with a name for my new blog.  Yes, the one I have been talking about starting for MONTHS!  I honestly didn’t think it would be this hard.  I mean, I want the name to have mass appeal.  I want it to be “ME”.  I want it to be catchy, so people see it and say “Hey!  I want to read that!”  I have asked for input from my usual group of “consultants”, namely my kids, and I even have a new daughter-in-law-to-be to include in that now!  They are young, creative and usually have good ideas.  I also included my sister, as she is WAY more creative than me.  My English major daughter suggested I start with a list of words to describe what I will be doing.  So, my list started with words like “journey” “trek” “destination” “excursion” “adventure” “wandering”.  Then I looked up synonyms for those words.  Most were excluded right away, as other bloggers use them a lot and I also want to be original.  Three days later and so far nothing is grabbing me fully.  Lots of ideas floating around, and there is even a front runner, but before I hit the WordPress “sign-up” button, I want to feel 100% confident in my choice.  
So, here I am actually writing the first days entry (which I will cut/paste later after this blasted decision has been made!) and hope something would come to me as I type.  I mean, the name really is at least somewhat dependant on what I want to say, right?  What type of info do I want to pass along to my (hopefully) multitudes of readers?  I guess if I want that many readers, I better be saying something good, right?  Something you all will enjoy reading about.  Something that will keep you coming back for more.  That shouldn’t be too hard, though, as it will be about ME!  Your favorite Christmas letter writer!  You know it’s true!  Call it your guilty pleasure, no one has to know but me!  I am sure I will let hubby include some stuff also, as he always has something good to contribute!  I am already thinking about a “Hubby’s Corner” tab or something like that.  
I also should say that I want my blog to have LOTS of pictures!  LOTS!  That should come as no surprise, as anyone who has been to my house knows how much I love pictures.  Pictures of my kids, pictures of my family, pictures of all the places we have already been to.   Lots and lots of pictures!  I want people to open the page and see what I’ve been seeing and then want to read a little about it.  Yes, I said a little.  I know what you are all shaking your heads thinking – “Kelly – you don’t know the short version of any story”, but I promise here and now to try and be brief so you aren’t bored to tears.  I want you all to keep coming back and reading so I definitely don’t want you to be bored.  This is ME though, so how would that be possible? Ha!
See – I’m done for today, only one page – for me that’s short!
p.s.  only kidding, just wanted to mention, still no name…

0 thoughts on “Very First Post!

  1. I know I am just a little biased, but I do look forward to your letters, even though I already know what happened. Now that I am practiced, I will be reading this blog even more excitedly (probably not a word, but that’s quiet alright) because I will not know most of what happened.

  2. I look forward to reading your blog and keeping up with your travels. I know we didn’t get to spend any time getting to know y’all at the RV-Dreams rally but maybe we can get to know you better through the blog.

  3. Great start! We, too, are looking into a blog so we’ll follow along with interest. Can’t wait for pix of your adventures err… odyssey 😉

    BTW nice rig!!

  4. Nice start to an adventure we’ll all be following. I would have called it “The Christmas Letter – Daily Edition!”

  5. If you guys come towards Myrtle Beach, SC hit me up. I would love to re-connect with school mates. 🙂
    Kathy (Concepcion) Phelan

    1. Kathy – I am sure we will be heading south when the weather starts to turn cold again, we do not want to be in the northeast for another winter! I will let you know!

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