Her Side was on hiatus last week in the madcap dash to Christmas (and I still have gifts to wrap and ship…I don’t know how this happens to me), and will be checking out again after this post until January 4, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say:
Thank you for reading, for commenting, for emailing me and telling me that I have inspired you. Thank you for allowing Her Side to spend the last few months of 2009 figure out how the heck to do this blog thing. Thank you for providing feedback, making requests, and sticking around.
A look back at 2009:
- September 8: Her Side of the Mountain launches with a post entitled “Carpe Diem,” a photo of Buffy and Willow, and a joke about carp. Let’s keep carpe-ing the diem in 2010.
- September 27: Ken Burns’ documentary series “National Parks: America’s Best Idea” airs. Someone says to me, “I thought I’d be bored but I couldn’t stop staring at the footage. There are places that look like that for real?” Yes, Virginia, there is a Yellowstone. And not just in our hearts.
- October 5: Her Side posts a photo of Henry Ford (beside a quirky and topical quote attributed to Ford), and thereby receives a vast influx of visitors because a LOT of people search for Henry Ford each and every day. Each and every day.
- November 7: A couple of Her Side’s friends get lost in the woods in the dark and provide Her Side with its first real-life reason to say “I told you so.”
- December 28: Her Side gears up for the new year, makes lots of resolutions, and comes up with loads of brilliant new ideas (see below!).
Coming up in 2010:
- New Year’s Resolutions. Yes, let’s make them, and let’s make them fun to keep. Who’s with me?
- The completion of posts about the Rules and the Good Stuff. We’re about halfway there.
- More (hopefully many more) hike reviews and guides (with photos!).
- Food. I’ve been digging into some hiking/camping food sites and cookbooks…once I’ve had the opportunity to try some of this out, I can pass some suggestions along to you and we can discuss.
- I respond to your requests and suggestions. So keep ’em coming.
Happy New Year, everyone.