From my first post on July 9, 2005 to now, a lot of writing. I think this is the longest running train blog in the world. I could be wrong.
You can see from the number of posts per year in the list to the right that I used to post like crazy. It was only in 2012 that my pace slowed. I think that was coincident with my involvement with Google+ and writing there. I like to tell stories but I have a limited amount of time to write, and an apparently finite amount of stuff to write about, and G+ got the bulk of it.
I'm spread a bit thin between this blog, social networks, email and projects like my Chaleur video and the NB Southern eBook I'm working on. I don't think I'll ever get back to posting an average of once/day but I think I've settled into a decent pace. Like the inestimable Eric Gagnon over at Trackside Treasure, I'm aiming more for quality than quantity in my posting these days.
|2002 volunteering for the Salem & Hillsborough RR|
I don't know what your favourite blog posts have been, but here are a few of mine off the top of my head.
- Touring the VIA Rail Winnipeg Maintenance Centre
- The VIA Rail Veteran Train and War Brides Train
- The first chase I blogged, NBSR 2318 West in July 2005
- CN's detour through northern NB, May 2008
|2006 in McAdam|
It's been a good run so far.
I still have a lot to write about. What really keeps me going is seeing that people actually read this, and I love getting comments to show that people have read my post and spare a minute or two of their time to comment. I've been trying to comment on others' blogs for a while now, to show that they are being read and appreciated. Thank you for reading, and if you keep coming back, I'll keep writing.
|May 2015, Kamloops|