Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Time warp


Sometimes I’ll read a blog post I wrote and then note at the bottom the links to similar posts, and I’ll click on one and read the post and then pick another link at the bottom and click on that and read and so on and so on…and time moves on and the next thing you know I’ve spent an hour or more back in time remembering.

Whitefish Bay

Such a thing happened to me today, and eventually I wound up in 2014 celebrating my 1500th blog post. I read that relatively short entry and thought how much life has changed from 2014, but how much my life is the same today too.

I enjoy blogging because it connects me to all of you, plus I have an excuse to take pictures. But I also like that it’s a history of my life. I’ve often wondered when we did something, or what happened during a particular trip, and all I have to do is go check the blog.

The mouth of the Hurricane River

I guess it’s something of a public diary.

Anyway, today I checked to see how many blog posts I’ve written, but I can’t find that statistic. Seems there’s much more about how many people are clicking on your blog than anything about what you’ve done. I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. But if I had 1500 posts in 2014 I imagine the number is double that now.

On the shores of Sable Lake

Regardless…it sure was fun bopping around in the past. You should try it on your own blogs. I think you’ll end up smiling at the memories you have stored there.

As I headed home she wished me safe travels

PS: The images here are random things I shot on my camping trip. They didn’t make it into a blog post, but I thought they deserved to be seen.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

24 thoughts on “Time warp

  1. Always fun to go back and look at old blog posts. I do the same thing with my blog, I don’t write there very much anymore, but it’s still my trip log and I find myself looking at it and wondering when we were in a certain place.


    • Lots of good memories contained in an old blog. I don’t know how long I will keep it going and sometimes I think I should print out the best posts for safekeeping. One of the topics in library school was how hard it was to maintain collections when you’re going digital. Machines that read the data change and eventually aren’t supported or able to be repaired. Paper, if you can keep it from getting wet or burning, is always readable by someone.


  2. Great points! It’s something I have never done. Too busy going onward, ho. 😉 But looking back is also very beneficial. Often seeing where you’ve been gives you illumination on where you’re going.


  3. I like glancing back at old blog posts, too. I sometimes repeat myself unintentionally and that makes me smile. I just wrote about looking forward to my 1,000th post. But 1500 blog posts in 2014? Wow. Very cool.


  4. I was just recently thinking about how my blog has evolved over the years. In the beginning there were no photos, and I was on a different platform than WordPress. Then I moved to WordPress, and my blog became photo-oriented – back when I walked the dogs and found things to take photos of. Now, it’s very hit or miss, with few photos, probably because I no longer walk my dog, no longer have my bird window, no longer have an actual camera because my last camera just decided it was done now, thank you, and I haven’t replaced it because I have this phone with this camera . . . You make me think maybe I should get a camera, maybe I should get out more, maybe – I’ll think about it. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy your posts and your photos.



  5. I’ve been down that rabbit hole too, poking around past blog posts to find a picture… an hour later, I’ve relived an entire trip out west. Sure beats the old vacation slideshows form the 70s!


  6. Me too, I do the same thing, and my blog is only a little over 4 years old with 298 posts so far, but still … ah the memories. 🙂


  7. Periodically, I re-read some of my early blog posts, too., Some are cringe-worthy; others make me smile; still others send me running for a box of tissues! Nice way to spend a few hours though, if you can — and I love your random photos here, especially the deer!!


    • I thought she was beautiful too. Sometimes when I’m randomly going back in time I’m surprised that I wrote a particular post. Most of the time I remember the times and places that inspired the post. It’s a nice way to jog my memory.

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  8. Oooh, nice photos. Yep, you caught me and I followed some links back into your past. I do the same in mine, sometimes: I go looking for a specific piece of info and then I read the blog and I wonder about this that or the other and there I am, clicking links and transporting through time. Thanks for this post!


  9. I look up stuff on my blog all the time. Forgetful sometimes:) Congratulation on so many posts, i enjoy coming here to read:)


  10. That river shot is amazing!


  11. I agree – our posts are a kind of public diary. It’s been interesting to me to go back and look through my pictures, too. It just chronicles where I was and what I was doing/thinking in times past. A lovely post, Dawn.


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