Troutbirder II

Troutbirder II
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Five Hundred

On February 14, 2008 I made my first post on a nature blog I titled Troutbirder after two of my favorite hobbies My Colorado son had introduced me to the concept of "blogs" as background material to his trip to Ethiopia. Several blogs explained the experiences of other people who had also gone to that far away country for adoptions. Then my son and Kari set off on their momentous journey. Mrs T and I were left "babysitting" our grandson Ethan.
Looking at the blogs I had a "I can do this moment." The rest is history as they say.
Much later, I added a second blog, Troutbirder II to be a catchall for book and movie reviews, a little history, some bad jokes, the occasional rant, and other odds and ends. And with this I submit my 500th post.
My original goal was to provide a weekly update, to my far away son, of his father's outdoor activities. Later, when I also discovered this "hobby" was a great way to meet fun and interesting people, that goal broadened to include stories (mostly true) that might bring a smile to their faces. I hope I've succeeded.
Troutbirder






27 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's been great reading your posts.

    Whoo! Your word verification is:

    wings

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  2. I've enjoyed your blogging efforts very much!

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  3. Yes, TB, you have definitely succeeded. I love your journeys, your musings and your photos.

    I really feel like I have found a wonderful and fascinating friend.

    Thank you and Congratulations.

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  4. Happy FIVE HUNDREDTH!
    And please, keep up the good work :-)

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  5. CONGRATS on your 500th post! How very wonderful! Your stories have definitely brought a smile to my face. Blogging is also so great to meet other neat people who have the same likes as you but really, to be able to connect to family far away is totally the best part I think.

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  6. Hooray for you! That's quite an accomplishment. I've only recently passed the 150 mark. You're one great blogger, and I'm glad to have made your acquaintance. Here's to many more wonderful years and posts. (Clink!)

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  7. Happy Blog Milestone--and many more!

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  8. Wow!!! Quite the accomplishment and yes, you've succeeded! Here's to 500 more!

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  9. Way to go Troutbirder! I look forward to the next 500.

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  10. Congrats TB. You have achieved all your aims especially in making me smile. You have such a brilliant way of writing and I always look forward to your posts. Look forward to seeing the next 500 my friend. :)

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  11. 500 posts is quite an accomplishment and we've all so enjoyed getting to "know" you here!

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  12. I love it when Bloglines tells me that you've posted again. Unlike so many of us, you've kept the blogging up. I've just gotten lazy...or more to the point, I've been reading so many blogs and other stuff on line, that I don't leave time for blogging myself.

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  13. You're the second blog-friend I've visited today who's hit 500. I've got you both beat, actually, but I wasn't really keeping track. Congratulations & keep up the good work!
    LOVE the osprey shot!

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  14. Congrats on hitting the big 500 - funny, I didn't think that you looked that old, snicker, snicker!

    Jane

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  15. I am a recent reader and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Congratulations!

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  16. Kia ora TB,
    Congrats! One of my favourite stops.
    Cheers,
    Robb

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  17. Congrats on 500 posts! Wonderful to count you and Baron as blogging friends!!

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  18. I have enjoyed your blog and your comments on my blog so much over the past few years. Here's to the next 500! :)

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  19. Congratulations on your 500th post. I would say you have very successfully handled the concept of a blog.
    Thanks for some very interesting reading and good pictures.

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  20. Congratulations! That is a lot of blogging in a short time span and you do it so well! That is a mindblowing top photo by the way.

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  21. Congrats! And your photos are truly amazing.

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  22. Hey! Congratulations to a fellow nature lover, and a fine writer!

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  23. 500 posts ~ congratulations!!!

    Here's to another 500! :)
    xo Catherine

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  24. Quite a milestone! Congrats! And many, many more.

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  25. What a great accomplishment. Not only have you succeeded in communicating with your family, but you've also succeeded in accumulating fans and avid readers (such as me)! :-) Keep it up, please. Shady G

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  26. Happy Birthday! Here's to many more 100 posts.

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  27. TB I see you do not have an e-mails address so I am contacting you here but you can delete this when you have read it.

    Do you go and read Mainly Mongoose blog? I think you will really enjoy her posts about her contact with the animals and living in the bush. She has the most wonderful way of writing, much as you do, and I enjoy them very much. The link to her blog is on mine if you want to check it out.

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