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Blogging – one year on

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It was about this time last year (September 12 to be precise) that I started writing this blog. It coincided with getting chickens – and then a week later, an ipad. So my journal about hens, gardens, nature, musings on life, self-sufficiency, curious places, treks, dreams and adventures came into being.

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On the journey, I’ve come across interesting bloggers and blogs, learnt about chickens (sometimes the hard way!), enjoyed walks and adventures and learnt to become more creative.

My main reason to write this blog was to finally get into writing, something I’ve been aiming to return to since a teenager. Writing a blog enables me to practise creativity and organisation. It also helps me learn about my interests, such as gardening and wildlife, and places I visit.

More than 40 posts have been written. Some I enjoyed more than others. My least favourite post to write was in recalling the building of the chicken coop, although not quite as bad the actual construction itself! The most pleasurable posts involved writing about the hens’ characters, imagining what would they say if they could speak in a ‘human’ language.

I still think of Jemima as posh, Dottie as bossy and Florence as optimistic and cheerful!

Some bloggers have many targets for figures, followers, hits, likes and comments. I am tempted but it’s so easy to get stressed over such things. I’m not in it for the money or the fame so as long as I enjoy writing this online journal and some people enjoy reading it, then all is well. ☺️

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So to mark Cosy Cottage’s first birthday, I thought I’d give a little plug to three blogs I have enjoyed reading.

Bookety Book

A blog written by a Book Club friend about the search for what makes a book truly great. The website is striking and well written and covers an array of book reviews and opinions. One for the bookworms.

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http://www.booketybook.com

Walkin’, Writin’, Wit and Whimsy

This is written by a woman, walker and nature lover who is ‘strolling around south east Michigan. Sending joy in the journey’. She says she started a walking regime in 2011 and decided to blog about her experiences to help her memorise people, places and things seen on her daily walks.

So there are lots of nature pictures and we get to know the various characters at the park such as Parker the cheeky squirrel. I like this blog for the feel-good factor it gives.

https://lindaschaubblog.net

And my third choice is:

An Historian About Town

It offers a great variety of subject matter – style, ballet, books, travel, baking… And I have also read some helpful articles about blogging here too. Yes, here is a stylish lifestyle website with both variety and content.

https://anhistorianabouttown.com

Thank you for reading Dreams and Adventures at Cosy Cottage!

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