A couple of our favorite blogs have changed their “homes” recently. We would like to congratulate them on their new digs and encourage you to look at the the projects they’ve taken on since moving.
Bill Hess , Alaskan photographer and blogger extraordinaire (amongst all his other accomplishments and activities ) has moved from his delightful Wasilla by 300… to a more photograph friendly set up at Logbook -Alaska, Wasilla, Beyond. The quality of the visuals on his new site are blow-your-shorts-off better . Bill is the same , thank heavens, and has created another wonderful place to visit.
Saima of Kotzebue had started a blog about raising chickens in the far north at Tundra Chicks in 2009 on a Blogger platform. This last October she moved to a WordPress platform and the new tundrachicks promises to continue to delight as a window on her chicken projects as well as family life .
The links in our blogroll on our Home Page lead to the new homes our neighbors have moved to and we hope you stop by and see what they are up to!
A Welcome Smile
Search terms which bring folks to Anonymous Bloggers tend to be fairly predictable. People who have questions about Alaskan Salmon, cold climate housing, cold climate gardening, and fishing issues stop by regularly since they tend to choose those terms for searching.
We see folks regularly popping in to read the little bit we have about subsistence issues, alternative energy info, and so on.
Sometimes a term just makes us wonder though, wonder how it got people here and what they got out of their visit.
In this last few days “just found out alaska is not an island” has brought someone(s) to visit here 3 times.
I laughed until I almost cried when I saw that in the Search Engine Terms list in the background here.
It reminded me of so many funny and sometimes frustrating attempts to get things shipped into or out of Southeast Alaska, trying to explain we don’t have UPS Ground because we don’t have any roads ,well yes, we have local roads, but there is no road into or out of Southeast, no, we’re not nearer Hawaii than Seattle, the barges which serve us come out of Seattle, yes, we are mostly islands but also part of the continental United States while not being part of the contiguous United States… Agh!
I remembered opening a gift at Christmas when I was 6 and how my excitement turned to horror when I really looked at it . It was a map puzzle of America and Alaska was an island off in the South Pacific ! My ma assured me with a smile that Alaska hadn’t fallen off the continent but I never did put that puzzle piece back in that place. I laid it north of Washington State and taped it on so it wouldn’t fall off ever again!
We appreciate everyone who stops by, even and especially those who remind us in unconventional ways of how much we treasure this place, this Alaska, this non-island on the huge island of North America.
Thanks for stopping by.