What am I doing?
I ask myself that almost every time I sit down to work on this website. There is so much to learn. It can be time consuming and highly frustrating! What am I doing creating a website with photos I’ve taken with my cell phone camera? I am not a professional photographer. I’m not even an amateur photographer. I know little about how a camera works, much less building websites, even with ready-made templates. I’m too old to be learning a new alphabet that includes letters such as: RSS, SEO, SSL…
Who do I think would want to look at my images or read my words? No one has the emotional attachment that I do to my pictures and musings. So why would I think anyone would even be interested? I have images of livestock for sale–bonafide “stock” images. I have affiliate links. Am I going make any money doing this? Perhaps not. If I do gain a little income, it will help purchase a little feed or pay the vet bill. But sales are not my main goal.
So what am I doing spending so much precious time trying to learn all these new skills? What compels me to do so? What is a 50+ farm lady doing getting a website, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account?
I am just an empty nester, stay-at-home wife, retired homeschool mom, and farm hand. I don’t even have time to be doing this. So why am I doing this? I don’t really know. I just know that I was given a gift of living where I do with who I do–both human and animal–and I want to share the gift with others. You may never get to visit and take a walk with me out with the goats, get licked by an affectionate cow, or pet one of my doggie best friends, or gather wildflowers. But perhaps through my camera lens and tales, you can experience it in some small way.
So welcome to Cedar Rock–life through my lens.