Missing “Mostly Bright Ideas”
I first hooked up with WordPress when I decided to set up a blog to share family history with my siblings, cousins and their children and other distant relatives. It was information, stories, and pictures that I had gathered over the years listening to my father and his sisters talk about the family and as well as information I had gathered doing genealogical research. I liked doing it, they liked reading it, and it was a success for all of us.While I was writing that blog, I also enjoyed reading many other blogs and started finding my favorites. Here are just a few of my favorites: EmjayAndThem’s Blog (http://emjayandthem.com/) Wings of Wonder (http://wingsofwonder.wordpress.com/) The Other Side of 55 (http://theothersideof55.wordpress.com/) Fifty Four and A Half (http://fiftyfourandahalf.com/), and Before Morning Breaks (http://barbfroman.wordpress.com/ )
And then there was Mostly Bright Ideas (http://mostlybrightideas.wordpress.com/) by Charles Gulotta. While reading his posts, we had an exchange of comments which left me with the idea of starting another blog. Something he said gave me the idea of using the name Undercover Surfer. So you can credit…or blame…him if you want for my blog’s title.
As most you know, writing a blog entails a lot of effort and a lot of time. Some bloggers are very consistent about posting their work, weekly or semi-weekly. I tried that, and I failed. But I’ve liked posting and will continue, though over the last three years my posts have been somewhat random. My last one was in April. Where have I been? Well, just trying to get my life and health in order.
I missed blogging and have recently been trying to catch up on reading all your wonderful posts. When I went to Mostly Bright Ideas, I started reading Charles’ oldest posts first, and enjoyed them as always. Then I came to his post dated October 7, 2014, and went into shock!
He was telling all of us “Good bye”. Can you believe that? “Good Bye” Just like that! I felt like my little brother was leaving, never to be seen or heard from again. I totally understand why it was “Good bye”. But he was the one who encouraged me to get into blogging. And he was a sounding board for me when I was trying to get through some red tape with Canadian Immigration. I’ve never had a chance to give him the latest of that. What a bummer!
So, Charles, where-ever you are, I wish you much success and hope life is going great for you. But, please, please, please stop by once-in-a-while and let us all know how you are doing.
You will be missed!