“Little Treasures discovered while exploring the back roads of life.” Little did I realize when I wrote those words three years ago when I started Back Road Journal that the treasures I would find along the way would be the friendship of others. I had no idea that my first post would eventually lead to thousands of followers from all over the world, many of whom now feel like old friends. Followers who not only have read the articles that I written but have left tens of thousands of comments in return.
I hope you will join me as I celebrate three fun years of blogging and the friendships made on the delightful journey. Whether sharing a recipe that I have created, showing you my gardens and orchard as they have grown through the seasons, or taking you with me on my adventures throughout New England or Europe through my photos, you have followed along and sharing your thoughts on the subjects I have written about.
One of the nicest comments about Back Road Journal was written by the Oracle, writer at The Boston Harbor Picayune…
“Every once in a while you find a blog that knocks it out of the park. The Back Road Journal is one of those blogs. The Author travels easily from wonderful recipe posts, like Roasted Grapes, A Sweet And Savory Appetizer, Photo Essays like A Splash Of Summer Color, to historical essays on New England, like A Step Back In Time. The overall portrait of Rural New England life is complete, and the journey is light, fun and informative. This blog is one of those you need to read to be reminded that there are still beautiful places left in our little corner of the world and that wonderful people still inhabit them.”
My writings on Back Road Journal have led me to other bloggers who share common interests. I have gotten to know your names, where you live, and what happens in your daily lives. I have shared many of your stories and photos with my husband who now feels like he knows you as well. Each day, I look forward to seeing what you write about next…perhaps where your travels will take you, what foods you prepare for your families, and even learning the names of common items that are called something different in your part of the world.
“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Blogging has been a wonderful experience in my life and the circles keep growing larger. New readers stop by everyday and I look forward to their return. Hopefully they will leave comments over time so that I can get to know each of them better. Over the past years, I have worried about the bloggers that I visit and their blog hasn’t been updated in weeks or months. I can’t help but wonder what has happened to them. I hope that they have just gotten too busy to blog and that no problems have arisen in their life. You can’t help but care and wish the best for every person that passes your way.
Three years on the back roads has been an enriching experience. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you that have made my life so interesting over these past years and hope that you will enjoy stopping by again soon.
“True friendship multiplies the good in life”. Baltasar Gracian