Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving at Stinson Beach 2011

Sometimes you just need to say what you are thankful for.  I'm thankful for my family and friends.  I'm thankful for this awesome planet we are on, and all it's people, plants and animals, not to mention oceans, and land.  Here's a little family video highlighting some of what we enjoyed this Thanksgiving.












Jib Jab with Tim
This is my 150th blog post.  I'm at nearly 4,800 unique views. (If you wonder what that means, ask in the comments below.)

Why all the Jib Jab?
It's really been a fun project for me.  I think the most fun is finding someone or hearing from someone who's found some tiny bit about my blog they enjoy.  It's just plain exciting, and makes me happy.

A question I get regularly is, why do you do it?
To be honest, I ask myself that question regularly too.  It's a weird thing.  I can say, I definitely enjoy the writing, and shooting and editing the photos, and the composition, and thinking about how I can convey something, share something I've enjoyed, and pass it on.  I appreciate connecting with my family and friends and soon to be friends, and the blog is one way to do that.  I know 100%, some don't understand why I do it, and some would never do it.  Some say, why don't you just talk to people?  Or why don't you just send email to your friends and family?  Or, aren't you worried someone might find out (who you are, how to access you, security, something). Why do you make it public?  Well, this is where it gets tricky.  I hate the idea I'm offending anyone unintentionally.  At the same time, I love meeting new people.  I like someone accessing me.  I just plain like it.

What's next?
Just some ideas.
1)  Get a DSLR.  Okay, I do like the point and shoot.  I still have more to learn there.  That said, I would love to experiment with the new DSLRs today.
2) Move to Word Press.  I think it's just a better venue.  Blogger has been great, and it's so frigging easy.  Anyway, I see WordPress as taking it to a new level.
3)  I've said it before, I am saying it again.  I want to see if I can get more people engaged in dialogue, or some sort of back and forth.  It's really what I love about the whole thing, and really, I love having people who read it, and look at it themselves, and maybe or maybe not mention it when they see me.  I do get a charge out of seeing anonymous visitor counts going up.  Someone is reading!  I would like to encourage more conversation for those that would enjoy it.  Not sure what to do here, but something I would like to explore.  Along these lines, I would like to have guest posts.




6 comments:

  1. I think that you love to do it is the best reason there is. Your enthusiasm and joy for life is always a wonder to behold, Tim. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Just watched the video, I'm glad Ellie is so prevalent. What is at 3:23? Perhaps an "oops" picture? A Rick Perry photo, if you will?

    <3Moira

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  3. Pablo,
    Happy Thanksgiving, belated, and thanks!

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  4. Jenny,
    Thanks, bud. It is fun, and back at you.

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  5. Moira,

    I'm glad you saw my secret slide. Inspired by my nephew who's name starts with A and ends with very... Is that too much of a clue? He said, close your arm and take a picture. What does it look like?
    143
    Dad

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