Forgotten but not gone......





I've thought about "pulling the plug" on this blog for quite some time, but haven't been able to muster the strength to press the delete button.   Admittedly, this blog thing has been a mediocre effort on my part. It started as a whimsical, just for the hell of it sort of thing, without purpose or direction.  It's continued on that path to nowhere.  And, while this blog isn't a major contribution to mankind, there's actually a piece or two that I consider passable.  Scratching out a post requires some thought and effort.  Most bloggers  put a little, or maybe a lot of themselves into their blogs.  So, it will stay, for a while anyway.

Truthfully, I've started dabbling with Instagram.  Yes, late to the party as usual.  A different medium for sure, perhaps more photo oriented.  Quicker and easier to post?  Maybe.  Better?  Who knows?  As if a guy needs another way to screw around and waste time.  

Regardless, I'm about to reach the two year mark of this retirement gig.  I can unequivocally say that while I've fished a lot, I still haven't fished enough.  There's days that I've fished well, while on others I could barely knot a fly to my leader without it breaking off.  I've caught more "quality fish" in venues new to me.  I've also lost more "quality fish".  Again, most likely due to the knot thing or some evil conspiracy.  I have spent too much time at home doing maintenance and "projects" or, who knows what.  I've concluded that if I'm not out fishing, then I'm probably just wasting time.  The solution?

More fishing!

  

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  1. I use my blog for a journal. Helps me remember where I was, when, and a little of what happened. I also use it to amuse a couple of friends who don't fish enough. I kind of like the picture thing when I get the right fish in the right spot. They warm the soul in the dead of winter when I'm not fishing in can glance back. That's kind of evolved. Someday I might get some good camera gear and make it a priority.

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    1. Jim, consider me amused. I use my photo files the way you use your blog. Granted there's a lot of accumulated trips to sift through, and, they tend to run together over the years. But, they're organized by date and location, and, I can check the time stamp on a photo to see what happened and when. Some trips I take more photos than others. Some none at all. Heck, I can look back and see when I ran into you on Millionaires or the MO.

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  2. Lester
    Glad to see you post again; I'm like you in that I've considered closing my blog down at times. Low interest is the main reason, but I do know that I'm reaching some individuals who don't comment because of the viewing stats for each post. So I'll keep plugging away for now, and I hope you will continue to blog as well. Where else would I find a reliable source to fish out west?
    Here is a suggestion for these cold winter months we are going to experience----I am in the process of converting all my favorite posts into book form. This is something my son suggested about a year ago. If and when I close the blog at least I will have a written copy. I started working on it sometime back and will finish sometime after the first of the year. If you are interested the program I am using in blog2print---the website is https://www.blog2print.com/ it's easy to use but time consuming----
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill, a feeble effort on my part, but, thanks. As for the lack of interest, it's been mainly on my part rather than that of others. I've never accumulated many followers, and quite frankly never set out to. Heck, I don't have much to offer, don't give away free stuff, don't sell anything, and, don't pose in a bikini (that would be frightening, although strangely would likely generate traffic). Well, enough of that.

      Thanks for the link to blog2print. It's worthy of consideration. All the best.....

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  3. Les: Like Jim I started my blog as a journal to record my outings for myself as I had been doing it in steno-books for years and decided to get with the times and use technology...plus and photos. A nice memory record. If someone else liked a post, well, bonus! Like you have been considering stopping blog as uninspired at times except nz trips give me something to want to write about. Like you thinking of just focusing on photography...scenery..rural scenes. Anyway, I've always enjoyed your blog and humor. Got to get together for a day of fishing or chatting on some creek somewhere post covid border issues. Bob

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    1. Good to hear from you Bob. I certainly understand blogging as a journal for our outdoor sojourns. You’ve done admirably, especially with the B & W format. And yes, we should get together, somewhere, sometime. Maybe Jim will show up too 😁!

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