We “blog“. We’re “bloggers”. Or, so that’s what “they” say. We like to think that we “write”. That’s what this blogging phenomena really is…it’s people writing, sharing their thoughts, feelings, opinions, photos, videos, voice, and whatever else comes across their mind with whoever is out there reading. As I’m sure you know, there are some really interesting blogs out there and some not-so-great ones. What differentiates these is really up to the reader, after all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? There are blogs about all the standard stuff like food, wine, travel, sports, etc. There are blogs about specific life experiences like having kids or being a single dad. There are obscure blogs about believing in aliens, extreme underwater basket weaving, and how to raise your own snails for escargot. It’s all right at your finger tips…you decide!
We’ve been doing this bloggers thing for a little over 2 years now, and our mission is still the same as it was when we started; put out interesting, valuable content, tell a story, and do it all with heart. In other words, we want to talk to you like we talk to each other and our friends. We want to get to know you…and for you to feel like you know us. The ability to talk about things like wine, food and life in general is something that we all have in common. The funny thing is, we all have our own experiences and our own opinions, but we’re all right, there is no wrong!
So, now that you know all the good let’s get down to the brass tacks of it, shall we? It’s not all wine and romance up in here. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a TON of fun, cool, exciting and interesting things that we do on a regular basis…but then there’s the behind the scenes part, too. Creating and uploading videos takes time and patience…and a fast internet connection. Deciding what angle to present our thoughts from and then actually writing it all up can be tedious and frustrating. For starters, we have to agree (for the most part) and then we have to actually execute. Hoot does a lot of the writing, Annie does a lot of the technical stuff. Sometimes the roles cross and sometimes we don’t like what the other is doing/producing. It takes time, and energy, and creativity when we don’t always feel like it.
Sound crappy? Well, it’s not, actually! It’s been a really cool learning process for us individually and as a couple. This blog has been something that we’ve built and grown together. It’s definitely challenged us, pushed us, rewarded us, and makes us always think of ways to make it better. It’s not always interesting, well-written or educational, but it’s always us!
So, thank you for reading, thank you for paying attention, and most of all, thank you for sharing YOUR story! We love it!!!