Four years ago this week, my oldest son, then 14, was being snarky.
“Remember that blog you always said you’d start?” he asked. “Well, I knew you’d never do it.”
Here’s how I reacted. Did I stand up for myself? No.
Did I get angry? No.
Was I hurt by his words? A little.
But my first reaction, my initial impulse, was to think “You’re right. I knew I’d never do it either.” And then, I changed my mind.
What the Numbers Say
Looking back at those posts, I’m a little embarrassed. They were heavy on words (I’m a writer, yes?) and light on images. The text was dense and the paragraphs were long. I apparently had a lot to say.
And I still do. No matter how much I write about family skiing, the words just keep coming. I love it that much.
With this post, I’ve written and published 505 articles on this site alone. Over 450,000 people have taken some time and visited. I’ve also been extremely fortunate to write for other publications, both online and on paper. It continues to be an amazing ride.
Time for a Change
Still, since the ride has been so fast, with little time to catch my breath, I’ve sometimes found it hard to take a close look at where I’m going. And while I’ve known for at least a year that it was time to revamp and update my site, I wasn’t sure where to start. It was another instance of “I knew you’d never do it.”
Today, the refreshed, recharged and revamped site is finally up. Thanks to the efforts and expertise of website designed Rachael Butts, Braveskimom.com has a new look. I hope you like it, and find it easier both to read and search.
And although it’s only July, winter will be here before we know it. As in year’s past, I’ll start gearing up with skiing and snowsports related posts in September. October will find us looking at the latest ski fashions and gear and then once the lifts start turning, it will be family skiing and travel tips, ski resort reviews and lots and lots of timely skiing-related content.
Until then, I’ll continue posting once a week or so, enjoying the remainder of summer. I hope you do, too!
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