Inspiration — Why I Blog

WordPress has asked the question, What inspires you to blog?, and requested a photo of us engaged in that activity.

I began blogging to share my experiences as an electrician who has worked his way across the U.S. over the course of 44+ years. What I discovered was that I had a multitude of experiences and interests along the way that came forth from the shadows of my memory bank once I started opening up and sharing my life.

Photography and art have been passions of mine for years, but they were pushed aside for too long by work and lifestyle responsibilities. I am finding more time to indulge in those pursuits and it has added an extra shot of joy into my life. In short, blogging has given me a chance to connect with myself and share that person with the world.

The photo below was taken by my co-worker, Jim, in March of 2001. I have very few photos of myself and this one is one of my favorites.

Life as an electrician doesn’t get any better than this.
Photo credit: J. McK.

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

  34 comments for “Inspiration — Why I Blog

  1. December 4, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    That’s a great shot. Good for you! 😉


  2. November 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Please tell Jim for me also what a great shot that is. You look so relaxed and comfortable up there. A climb like that would terrify me. Is it dangerous? What if it’s windy?


    • November 26, 2012 at 5:50 AM

      I will pass along your thoughts to Jim tomorrow when I see him. As far as danger goes, it is dangerous if you fall. If it is too windy we don’t go up on the cable unless there is a dangerous situation that requires immediate attention, but we are good to go with wind speed up to about 25 mph. It is the unexpected gusts of wind at any speed that create a challenge.


  3. November 24, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Awesome photo of you!!!


  4. November 23, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    I get light-headed just looking at the photo!! My husband and I did the Sydney Australia Bridge Walk and thought THAT was scary. WOW – great post


    • November 24, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      Thanks, Tina. The bridge in Sydney looks like it would be fun to walk across.


  5. oceanboundsadventures
    November 23, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    wonderful reasons why you blog and the photo is inspiring to all of us it seems


  6. November 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    amazing – both the photo and the name of your blog. love ’em both!!


  7. November 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Vertigo!!!!! 🙂


  8. November 23, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    yes, that’s a great photo, introducing you, makes me smile!


  9. November 23, 2012 at 5:36 AM

    What a fabulous shot of you. More important, what a fabulous description of what brought you to blogging and keeps you here.


    • November 23, 2012 at 9:23 AM

      Thanks, Valentine. I am happy that my message is clear for everyone to understand.


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