Spring 2021 included a walk along the flood wall, which is part of the canal walk near downtown Richmond, VA.
While I was taking photos – we spotted a bird carrying something across the river – you can barely see it in the next photo.
here it is again:
Also grabbed a few “street shots” while on this walk:
That reminded me of some older posts I have from when we used to walk in this area back in 2014. We cruised along Dock Street, the Freedom Trail, and the art zone along the canal wall.
Old Blog Posts:
A blogger that I follow recently shared something about reviving old blog posts. (I cannot find the post or I would share it here). Anyhow, I have also seen a couple of bloggers end there posts with some “blog history” or what there blog featured in the past (felt a little like fb and was kind of like the “memories feature” that AI offers in certain programs)
Hmmm…. I am not sure how I feel about reviving old blog posts. On one hand, I can see that some folks have posts that might benefit others to share – or they now have new readers (different crowd) to share the former posts with. On the other hand, I feel like so many of my old posts do not even reflect me anymore (need to go in one day and clean house with the archives – like “Cookout” fast food? – – not food I can even eat and so I need to get that post out of there). Also, I do not always have time to even get to current post ideas and the allure of reviving posts is not really there.
However, I did do a quick archive search just now and found a fun “canal walk” post from “way back when” in spring of 2014. The full post is HERE – and below is the collage I made for that post:
I am really glad I peeked at the archives. The 2014 post reminded me about a passion I had for street photography – I still have passion – but much less now and it has changed a bit. Also, back then, I remember feeling so surprised that so many folks said “yes” when I asked if I could take their photo. I still continue to appreciate when folks say yes to a photo or to me grabbing video footage! It is this human connection joy when they make that choice to interact. Of course there are times when we all might need to go about our business with quietude and privacy (less interacting) but there are other times when we folks ha e something to give and connect with – cameras click, smiles are shared, and posts later unfold.
I might peek at old blog posts a few more times this summer – but a goal I have is to do that much needed “blog cleaning” –
What abut you? How do you feel about your archives and how often do you consider past posts?
This is linked to Restless Jo’s Monday Walk here: https://restlessjo.me/2021/05/31/jos-monday-walk-monte-clerigo/ – – (Jo is currently on a blog break – and so I am sending good vibes her way during her hiatus)