Friday, May 20, 2016

Blogging Buddies-----Hard to Beat!!!


It’s always good to receive free stuff especially if it's from a blogging buddy. I received this pack of goodies from Howard at Windknots and Tangled Lines the other day. I’ve known Howard ever since I started blogging 6 years ago, via his blog. It’s always good to know one of your fishing buddies thinks enough of you to give you something; know that the shirt, cap, flies and all the other items will be put to good use,a big thank you Howard!!

I started blogging in 2/11 2010; back then there were more bloggers on the net as oppose to now. Some have moved on to Facebook, or simply quit blogging. I deleted a number of blogs from my roll the other day simply because they have stop posting. Some have been in my blog roll for 1 year or more. I still add blogs to my roll that are interesting, but not nearly as many as I use to, they are becoming less and less.
Blogging for me has become somewhat of a hobby; it gives me a chance to connect with individuals who love fly fishing as much as me. As I sit the other day working on a future post I was thinking of how many individuals I know in Jasper who fly fish, two! Both fly fish the lake with me but only one fishes the tailrace. Most of the time I go by myself, which is ok on the tailrace, because I’m never alone there; I never fish the lake anymore by myself. So I guess what I’m trying to say is I’m thankful I have all you guys I blog with about fly fishing daily. When I starting blogging I was trying to learn everything I could about fly fishing for trout; I’ve learned a lot these past six years from you guys. I’m still learning about the sport; so thanks Howard and the rest of you guys for making the process a lot easier.

20 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Some of us will be here until we are planted. Myself, I don't Facebook, Twitter, or Instasomething so that leaves me wide open in blogville.

Brk Trt said...

Bill I think blogs, especially sporting one's are so much more personal. Those bloggers really care.
I started a Facebook Page and have met some wonderful people.

Lester Kish said...

Bill, I agree with Mr Brook Trout, blogs are more personal, we put a little more of ourselves into each post. It's a great way to pick up some tips, be entertained, and meet some nice folks along the way. I hope that we, and our blogs hang around for a while.

And Mark, I don't do all of that other stuff either. In fact, my wife got just got me a cell phone, sometimes I go a week without looking at it.

Justin Carf said...

That's really awesome of, Howard!!! I don't think I'll ever stop blogging, either. I use the other outlets, but none more so than Instagram and my blog. I often forget to share my posts on Facebook. It's good to have you all as blogging buddies. I enjoy reading about fishing in all other areas of the country and how you all are getting it done.

Walt Franklin said...

Bill,
I think you're right. Those blogging pals, in all their personal give and take of information, make the effort worthwhile. Being a writer, I care nothing of Facebook, Twitter, or Instasomething (as Mark says!) but blogging and its online community make a difference. And your longevity on the scene speaks wonders.

Grandpa Mel said...

Hi, Bill. I just wanted to chime in and say that I love these type posts, too! Giving a blogging friend a shout out is a small way for us to give back for all that we have learned from each other over the years. Looks like Howard set you up with some fine stuff there.............

Like Mark said, Blogging about fishing has got to be in your soul to do it for as long as most of us have that are still aboard the blogging format. I don't read as many as I used too, but, yours will always be one of the best!

Michael Agneta said...

Yeah, Howard's an OK guy, right? :)

Think you're spot on regarding the blogging scene. Definitely ebbs and flows, and is probably on the overall decline, but there's tons of relationships made (& maintained to this day) that I couldn't be any more thankful for.

Howard Levett said...

Bill, thanks for the wonderful shoutout. I know you remember back a few years ago when I went through my health issues. My blogging friends had more to do with snapping me out of my fog than anything the doctors could have done. I made up my mind that I would find some way of saying thanks for all the support. Thank you again my friend.

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Glad to know you will still be blogging along with the very few who are still posting. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I don't think I will ever do any Facebook; like the blog thing much better. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Lest
I agree the blog is much better than any other form of communication I've found on the net. As I was stating in my post I have no other guys to talk to about fly fishing other than the two guys I fish with. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Amazing you find the time to facebook and your blog---I would never have the time to Facebook and blog. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
I couldn't agree more; all you guys are my sounding board for all things fly fishing. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
Blogging has enabled me to really get to know all you guys through fishing, the sport we all love some much. Thanks for the comment and compliment

Bill Trussell said...

Michael
Yes I feel blogging is on the decline, but it will always have its place in the social media outlet. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I'm glad we as a blogging community were there to help you make it through your ordeal a few years ago. I hope all of us can continue to share our blogging adventures for years to come. I feel your blog is the one that keeps all the rest of us motivated to keep posting. Thanks for your friendship over the years.

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

Blogging buddies. They are what keeps me putting up a post or two each month. I might have slowed down a bit, but I'm still kicking. Sometimes posting on Facebook is so quick and easy and with my schedule, I get a lazy keyboard to write out a blog post. You all are wonderful blog buddies and I have been fortunate in meeting some of you in person. Keep up your well written blog, Bill... =)

Kevin Frank said...

It's funny what you say about local fishermen. I see the same thing where I live. There's really only a few blogs about fishing in my area. We all are terrified of our favorite spots being ruined. It seems more and more fishing is based on trust. How much are you willing to trust another person with your knowledge. Will they use it for good or evil? Many don't want to risk finding out.

Bill Trussell said...

RD
Thanks for the encouragement, its bloggers like yourself that keeps me communicating with all you guys. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
I certainly agree; I am blessed if I come in contact with fishermen who love and appreciate the sport as much as I do here in the Jasper area. Thanks for the comment