“Happy Three Months To Us!”

Happy Three Months To Us!SueBee and Kat is three months old. Launched with WordPress on September 1, 2013, we’re simply giddy to have made it this far! We’ve posted 108 times, more than once daily, and are super proud the blog is a complete, 100% reflection of us and our activities… exclusively our photos, and stories of places we’ve been.

By the way, we now have two photo gallery pages:

  • Images of SoCal (gallery comprised of photos we’ve taken throughout Southern California, featured in previous articles, by month).
  • Foto Fix Gallery (a collection of our Daily Foto Fix pictures).

Blogging is a lot of work, we can’t deny that. The first two weeks were spent figuring out WordPress, choosing a theme, then buying a new theme, switching over, and then figuring that out. Next was trying to develop a following… that’s been a fun, exhausting process. We’ve enjoyed meeting other bloggers online, and are in awe of the wide-range of talent out there.

A bit of complaining:

  • Feeling sad that some people seem to click “like” without bothering to read the article or look at the pictures. I mean seriously, we uploaded a post having nearly 20 pictures and a decent length article. Literally within seconds of posting, we had 5 likes… how is that even possible, except people seeing it pop up in the newsfeed and feeling inclined to click “like”. My son suggests removing the “like” button. He insists we shouldn’t care whether people “like” a post or not, but with WordPress, that’s how it determines popular posts for one of the widgets…. so, we’re leaving the like button for now. Note: we have WordPress set so a preview is all that shows in the newsfeed… readers must click to visit our site and read the full article.
  • Haven’t figured out how to batch re-size our photos yet… re-sizing is therefore time consuming.
  • Dislike the newsfeed (Reader) idea. When Kat and I visit blogs of others, we go to their site. We enjoy seeing the creativity they’ve used, the various themes, layouts. We both dislike the impersonal nature of the newsfeed, although we can see its purpose in some ways.

On the positive of blogging:

  • Now that we’re in the groove with WordPress, posting is a fairly smooth process.
  • Documenting our ‘out and about’ activities, it’s fun to look back on, like a living journal.
  • Having a reason for all the gazillion photos we take!
  • Satisfaction in feeling like maybe we’ve inspired others to visit some of the places we’ve been.
  • Have enjoyed feedback and comments from others.

So, with that, Happy Three Months to SueBee and Kat! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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10 Comments on ““Happy Three Months To Us!””

  1. Sep 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    My brother suggested I might like this website. He was totally right.
    This ppost actually made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent forr this info!

  2. Dec 04, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Ow, Congrats. More power and have fun blogging. 😉

  3. Dec 04, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Boy! That’s prolificacy! Might be too fast, don’t you think? Oh well, it’s your blog, your style. 😀 Just saying that I’m nearly 3 years and I have 243 posts so far. 😉 I like because I like a post. I comment because I have something to say. :D. Keep up the great work, Suebee. I can tell the blog is very promising. I’ll be back in SoCal in February.

    • Dec 04, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      We hadn’t any other clue to do the blog differently… might slow down a bit now that we’ve got it off the ground… but we have so many pictures and we go so many places. What else to do with it all but post on the blog?! I appreciate your feedback about the like and/or comment. I didn’t intend to sound negative. Thanks so much for your writing. February is a good month in SoCal! ~SueBee

      • Dec 05, 2013 at 4:40 am #

        I see you got excited. Hehe. Well post away. Would love to see California most of the week throu blogging. 😉

  4. Dec 02, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    Hi SueBee and Kat, congratulations on your blog! You have just started blogging, but it looks as if you’ve been around forever. Your pictures are great, and so is your entire site, but that’s not what calls my attention the most about you. What I believe makes you stand out is your spontaneity and straightforwardness, which are reflected in your talent as photographers, your pieces of writing, and your warm, welcoming comments. Thank you so much for enriching my blogging experience.

    • Dec 02, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

      Your comment means so much to us – you’ve really made us blush. Thank you – feeling warm and fuzzy!! 🙂

  5. Dec 02, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I love tulips, thinking of spring already? Congrats on the milestone!

    • Dec 02, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

      Ha! I hadn’t thought about season of those tulips… the photo was first one I came across in massive photo files that seemed celebratory… and besides, they’re pretty! Thanks so much for the congrats! 🙂

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