We’ve been “Discovered!” by WordPress
In hindsight, we should have started writing our blog in 2011. Back when the “great epiphany” hit us that we wanted to trade in our current lives, wipe the slate clean so-to-speak and walk down a totally different road. But of course then we were much too busy! And so it wasn’t until 2013, during a housesit in Antigua, Guatemala, where we were graced with some reliable Wi-Fi that we got serious and started to research how to even start a blog; the nuts and bolts of putting it together and what we wanted it to look like. And that didn’t even count what bloggers call “content” – our words, our pictures, our ideas … We checked out a couple of blogging websites and selected WordPress because it was simple. Easy for non-experienced and new bloggers like us who had no idea what we were doing. With some gentle hints and guiding us in the right direction we put the bones together. We started out slowly, with no real goals and like our travels, no idea what direction we wanted to go or even an idea of where we wanted to end up…
A couple of weeks ago we were contacted by Cheri Lucas Rowlands, an editor at WordPress who asked us if we’d be interested in being featured in a post she was putting together about “nomadic and free-spirited lifestyles.” Of course, we jumped at the chance, not only because WordPress has thousands of bloggers and being invited to do this was a big deal, but we really liked being called “free spirits” at our age! 🙂 As if that weren’t enough, we’re in the amazing company of two other terrific blogging duos who write at Adventures in Wonderland and Paint your Landscape. Go ahead, you know you want to check them out!
Here’s Cheri’s post with the link:
Three retired couples blog about their shared journeys and the joy of travel and self-discovery.
We hope you enjoy Cheri’s post and want to tell you how much we appreciate you all for stopping by our blog. It’s so awesome to think of all the people we meet online, comments exchanged and virtual friends we’ve made. Our world has grown much richer through our travels but also richer with the friends we’ve met, both online and face-to-face through fortuitous meetings. Our sincere thanks,
Anita Oliver and Richard Nash