SearchAmelia Has Posted 10,000 Blogs

SearchAmelia Has Posted 10,000 BlogsSearchAmelia has just posted their 10,000th blog! That is indeed a lot of writing, researching, soul sharing, laughter and sometimes tears.

We began in the spring of 2008 by building a website and publishing local articles. Stories about history, news or events that we feel are relevant to those living in or visiting, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Yulee and most of Nassau County, were considered ideal content. Since 2008 we have posted something damn near every-single-day!!!

Our website strives to be a familiar place, both interesting and informative, for folks to go to learn about the things and the people our wonderful community offers.

SearchAmelia has introduced us to new friends, opened our eyes to new ideas, and opened our hearts to those in need. We have tried to focus on the good news in Fernandina, but still we share some of the bad that occasionally shows up in our “in-boxes”.

Our articles are often press releases submitted by your neighbors telling of new business offerings, non-profit events, and local news stories. Often we write from our heart. My Personal Experience with Hospice let me share a very private moment with “you” – our readers, subscribers and viewers. “You” were there when we lost our partner and Han’s brother, Thom. “You” were with me when my daughter and her young son’s community of Henryville, Indiana was all but destroyed during a tornado outbreak in March of 2012.

We have shared anniversaries, childbirths and weddings.

We ARE your neighbors; we live here, we work here and we hope you consider us your friends.

Our articles 2012 Doomsday The End is Near, Haiti One Year after the Earthquake, ‎and How to Keep Flies Out of Your House or Patio have been read tens of thousands of times. We’ve had an enchanting variety of guest writers submit their pieces, too.

We don’t charge for subscriptions, we don’t charge for your local news or a link back to your businesses, and we don’t post affiliate advertising. The ads we do have are partners with SearchAmelia, strengthening the “shop local” mantra.

I’m proud to say our calendar is one of the most comprehensive ones in town and we welcome your submissions. It’s simple, just CLICK HERE. (By the way, our calendar entries are not included in the 10,000.)

You may not think 10,000 stories is much to brag about, but we sure do! Here are the numbers:

We’be been blogging for nearly six years and five months. Call it 334 weeks if you’d like, but no matter how you do the math we have published, on average, just over four articles – every single day – for the past 2,343 days (give or take a day or two).

…and so, I raise my glass to my partner, Han, “Here’s to 10,000 more! Cheers!”

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To Blog or Not to Blog

To Blog or Not to BlogThese days, it seems like everyone has a blog. I thought perhaps it was time for me to decide to blog or not. I have read some clever blogs that I look forward to reading. They have a focus and a subject and are interesting, at least to me and the other people that follow that particular blog.

I am starting a blog ostensibly to channel my creative energy. I hope that I can spark some interest for others as well. At the very least, I will be able to put some of my many thoughts and ramblings down on “paper” to help keep myself sane.

I work for a large title insurance corporation in the recoupment department. Simply, that means that I work to recoup the losses of the company. It is sort of like being in collections. I like researching and figuring out the complicated puzzle that is title insurance.

After 10 years and 3 degrees, I completed school last May. Of course, I am still learning. I feel it is very important to always continue learning. So far, I do not miss being in school, but I do miss writing assignments. That was my favorite part of being in school, writing. If I had to describe my one passion in life, I would choose writing.

I know it is possible, more than possible really, to make a living writing. Maybe someday I will try my hand at that, someday. Maybe writing this blog will give me the confidence to try. There are many websites and even videos that explain how to start a blog and basically they say to pick a subject or topic that appeals to you and may appeal to others.

I am still stuck on this step, but obviously I have decided to blog. I am not sure who I am trying to convince. Now that I have made the choice to blog, it is time to answer the real question… about what?