Looking Back, Blog in 2019

Blogging About Blogging

Let’s Get Meta

Given my vision for the blog, 2019 was a successful year, i.e. I posted every day. In addition, I tinkered with the content, currently settling on horses Monday through Thursday; photography, writing & art on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, with various levels of horse-relatedness on those days. Without the blog, I probably would have written & taken photos anyway. I definitely would not have done as much art/graphic design without Sunday posts looming at the end of each week.

Overall, I’m content with where blog is. It keeps me amused, there is a group of nice folks who read & comment, and I have so far managed to avoid attracting trolls. Win, win, win. Of course, I dream about being outstanding. I comfort myself with the fact that success is not an unalloyed blessing. I read blogger advice and keep myself open to fun ideas, collaborations, challenges, blogger meet-ups, and what not. Meanwhile, I will be out…standing in my field.

Blog Philosophy Posts
Bottom Line. My blog has a purpose – to keep me from going batshit crazy. [I’m Baaaaaack … With Camera] 2013

So this is me, writing my blog, saying what I have to say, then looking around to see if anyone is interested in reading. [Attitude Check] 2013

If I had to define a stretch goal, I would want my blog to open doors that I don’t even know were there. [What I Want From My Blog] 2015

Not much has changed.

Other related posts
[Sine Die … Or Not] 2014
[Blogging Goals, Or Not] 2015

Instagram Overview


Saddlebreds across the top row: Nationals, Alabama Charity, Parker.
Middle row: Clydes, Milton, cat butt.
Bottom row: more cats & Rodney’s pool noodles.

By Subject. Five horse, one horse-related, three cat.

By Location. Four at Stepping Stone Farm or related (gray cat is Lucy, SSF barn cat), four at home or in truck, one other.

Par for the course. Instagram recaps & links for 2019 [Ribbons].

Courtesy of Top Nine. Taken December 8. Had trouble redoing it yesterday. Doubt the answer would have been substantially different.

Post Overviews
Top 9 for 2019, written in 2019, as of 12/30/19
[My New Author Photo]
[10 Day Challenge]
[Colors Of The Year 2020]
[Milton Does Demo Duty]
[They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, Or At Least I Said It Couldn’t]
[Dressage Is For Every Horse, Two New Horse Blogs For You To Love]
[A Wordless Story, Show Photos, Winter Tournament 2018-19 #3]
[Advice Sought, Kid Wants Horse]
[Ribbon Rant]

Top 9 for 2019, written in all years, as of 12/30/19
[Saddle Seat Versus Dressage, In A Nutshell] 2017
[Fever Rings] 2013
[My New Author Photo]
[10 Day Challenge]
[Colors Of The Year 2020]
[Milton Does Demo Duty]
[They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, Or At Least I Said It Couldn’t]
[Dressage Is For Every Horse, Two New Horse Blogs For You To Love]
[A Wordless Story, Show Photos, Winter Tournament 2018-19 #3]

Top 9 all time, written in all years, as of 12/30/19
[Fever Rings] 2013
[Watching The Tevis] 2013
[USDF Interview: Heidi Degele, Dressage-Horse Sales Agent] 2018
[Fotography Friday: Texture] 2012
[Why I Ride by Rachel Wamble] 2017
[ Saddle Seat Versus Dressage, In A Nutshell] 2017
[Why I Ride by Katie Wood] 2015
[Help Me Name My Horse, Prize Offered] 2012
[The Naked Challenge] 2015

Last Year
[Return to the Sea … of Statistics, State of the Blog 2018]

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Blogging

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