Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

November 13, 2012

The "Magic" 500

This is the 500th post from since I started it in October 2009. I can't believe that it is still going. Normally my attention span is quite a bit shorter than this.

500 posts, almost 33000 page views and consistently 100 followers later, it is still intriguing to me. The blog has allowed me to "meet" people from all over the world in 83 countries so far. Many of the viewers are folks like myself, reaching out for better ways to enjoy rural farming, horses and wild life. God has so blessed us where we are and what we do!

Unfortunately fellow bloggers "disappear" after a while, and I often wonder, why? For what reasons? And how are they doing in a life without blogging. I guess the only answer is" Life happens".

I have seen the works of many excellent photographers, many of whom I am extremely envious of. I have read many interesting theological blogs that remind me of how much I have still to learn.

I have enjoyed the comments on "My Testimony". It took several months of praying before I opened up that much in writing. It is an amazing God that we serve. It is interesting to note that this is the second most commented  post that I have submitted. Hopefully, it will give others that may have struggled the way we did, some hope and guidance on how to improve their situation.

To all my fellow bloggers  I say"Thank you for your support and kind words over the years and all your helpful ideas about how to do things on the acreage when I was stumped. May God bless you in the future. Keep on blogging! It makes the world smaller and friendlier"


TexWisGirl said...

i recently passed my 1500th post after 2 1/2 yrs of blogging (yes, i've given it too many hours of my life). i've been tempted to hang it up, some days, but i've hung in there - for the relationships with wonderful souls around the world. :)

thanks, ian, for being one of them.

Cathy M. said...

Congratulations on your 500th. I am a frequent "lurker" who really loves to visit and view your photos. I live in Tennessee; so, I find life in your region fascinating. I love see the wildlife, the weather, and your equine/ canine friends. Best wishes - and keep on Bloggin'.

C-ingspots said...

Congratulations Ian! I have been around for a while now too, not sure of how many posts I've done. I have frequent lapses though and feel either too busy or uninspired to write and keep things updated. I try, but wish I had more commentors occasionally. :) I'm going to have to check out your testimony, don't think I've ever read that. But, I certainly agree with you that we serve an amazing God, and a Father we all need. Blessings to you and your family...people and animals alike!!

joyce said...

I think I probably started around that time to, but I don't think I'm anywhere near 500! Whoever "invented" blogging deserves a thumbs up for making our world that much smaller.

Gail said...

Over 1800 posts on one blog and almost a thousand on my other and I never grow tired.

Sometimes I can't get around to reading every one every day.

Congratulations on both your milestones...the number of posts and your relationship with God.

jean said...

It is rather nice when a blogger sticks around. So many blog and then disappear without a warning. Sometimes, life does happen. Your world up there is so different from mine down here and makes visits to your blog interesting.

peihome said...

Hi Ian, I'm glad you're still going strong, as I always enjoy your posts, and you do take excellent photos.
I love your testimony, and obviously I am not alone.
Looking forward to hearing many more of your adventures!

Annnightflyer said...

I started and now can't stop.I have learned alot from everyone on here.Keep blogging,it's like therapy ya know.

Terry said...

The blog community is a wonderful thing, especially for those of us living a long distance from others.