GRIT Blogging history


Adventures of Old Nebraska DaveWay way way back in the early days of blogging, GRIT blogs were born. I discovered GRIT blogging in the Fall of 2008. GRIT had started a blogging forum, and those interested in having a blog could apply. I was very hesitant about applying, but I sure liked the content of the blogs. The blog platform was actually started some time during the summer of 2008. July seems to stick in my mind. One of the things that I really liked about blogging was the connection that could be made with the blogger by leaving comments.

In the beginning of GRIT blogging all the GRIT staff had a blog and posted blogs relatively frequent. It was a great way to see what those behind the magazine had a passion for in their personal lives. Since then the staff have faded into the background with other responsibilities and requirements. I kind of miss those days of being able to see what the interests of the editors were. I lurked around the Website and blogs leaving comments on just about every blog post. I really didn't think I had much to offer that would interest anyone for a blog. So for a year I just commented and was thrilled when a blogger would reply. When I finally decided to apply for a blog in February of 2009, my first blog post was received well and to my surprise had several comments.

Over the years many bloggers have come and gone. The quality, style, and look of today's blogs have changed as it does with any media that has lasting longevity. It would be interesting to see if anyone has been actively blogging for longer than my 10 years of GRIT blogging. Some of the bloggers that no longer blog here have their own websites that I frequent, and I have made friends with them through social media. 

My style is still kind of the old original blogger style with just blogging about what's been going on in my garden mostly but with some life passions interspersed at times.

I tried to get back to the original blog post but the archive ends in April of 2010. It was just a blog introduction, and soon I became known as "Nebraska Dave" which has stuck with me throughout my media interests.

I have had several visits to the headquarters of GRIT and Mother Earth magazines in Kansas. They are all great people, and if you ever get a chance to visit, I'm sure you will be welcomed.

2/21/2019 5:28:55 PM

Time 2019 goal was to get back into regular blogging, and glad to see you are still posting! February has been spent trying to second guess the weather...6 inches of snow yesterday morning, rain in the afternoon, and spring-like today. Yes March is coming fast...time to plot & plan! Mary, Windy Meadows Farm

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