Thursday, September 12, 2013

Blogging, It's a good thing....

As hard as it is for me to believe, this BLOG is approaching 100,000 hits! Now, I'm sure 99,999 are from my wife and relatives, but there must be at least one person out there that checks back every once in a while. When I started this, while driving back from a hunting trip to New Mexico with Glen Bahde, I had no idea what I would write about, much less if anyone would find it interesting.  Glen was driving the truck and I had a few hours with my laptop and wifi hotspot through my phone.  He suggested I look up how to start a BLOG.  "A what?" was the answer.  "A BLOG! You know, write down what you are doing while hunting, dog training, trialing and all that stuff."  By the time we made to the Louisiana border, through Texas, on the way home, I had a BLOG!

I had, and still have, little idea what I will write about. But, usually, I find out lots of other folks have the same interest, problem, thought or concern that I have. Then we get in to some pretty good discussions about what ever topic might be interesting that time. The highest "hit" articles have always been about dog food, DogDen dog boxes, the Wing Works hunting vest and my puppies.  It started out people would link to my BLOG from other BLOGS, but, lately, they are finding me from Google searches (that's a good thing, as well). 

I would love to have you subscribe, via email, to my BLOG.  When you open it up, on the right hand side, you will see a dialog box that says, "Follow by Email". Go ahead and fill in your email address.  It will go through an authentication procedure to keep you safe and then you will receive updates whenever something is posted new on the BLOG.  Now, I'm looking for 200,000 hits!  Thanks, my friends!!

It looks like this:

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