Monday, August 25, 2008

Has It Been A Year Already?

I had looked forward to the date when Biker Chickz Blog was 1 year old. Somehow life and time got away from me and whooooooosh I missed my 1 year anniversary.

August 12, 2007 I felt that I was ready to start something new. I had always wanted to write, thinking that someday I would write a book about my life. It had been tragic and interesting, to say the least. Now I'm conviced that no one wants to hear about my past life. When I took up motorcycling I found a passion that I haven't had for too many things in my life. A chain of events led up to my making contact with a friend from 30 years ago through the internet, and finding out that she was an internet entrepreneur. I was amazed and wanted to know how I, too, could make a living without working for 'the man'. Her first suggestion was to start a website or blog.

One thing led to another and Biker Chickz Blog was born. It has not provided me with any substantial income. What it has given me is something that I feel proud ownership of, and a responsibility to my readers to provide content that might be interesting. Sometimes I don't feel like it, or have nothing to say. If I bother to write anything, I am rewarded with immediate response and comments and a new face every now and then. I feel like I've found friends, even though nobody really knows me.

Writing my thoughts down for all the world to see has been a great experience. I love it when I can provide photos, which I think makes a more quality experience. Thanks to all my regular readers for sticking with me. I hope everyone has enjoyed the blog so far, as it will always be evolving. Next year I plan to be living in the Bay Area, so there will be new roads to travel and write about. Stay tuned!

15 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Happy belated 1 year!
Glad you made it, and glad your still around. I look forward to many more.

Dean "D-Day" said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! Keep it up. You provide not only great content but an inspiration to all women who want to ride.

B.B. said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I've only been reading your blog for a short time, but I enjoy it very much! I agree with Dean, your provide a great inspiration to women who want to ride, probably more than you realize! Keep it up.
And this is the real B.B. by the way! LOL.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Happy Anniversary! Woo Hoo! I think your blog is great and I appreciate you. You gave me a shout out when I first started blogging. You may not remember that, but that really made me feel like there may actually be someone out there who wants to read my drivel. Thanks for the boost! Congratulations!

daniel said...

nice bike, great engine, smoothhh....
good luck with it.

Liz (rippin-kitten) said...

Congrats on your bloggy-versary! Getting over the hump of the first year is the hardest from what I hear. Best of luck for the next one!

FLHX_Dave said...

Here is a toast to your first year. May many more follow. (Gulp, ahhhhhh!)

irondad said...

I always find it fun to watch new blogs progress. It takes a while for someone to find their style and direction. It seems that you're putting down a foundation and that there's some good stuff still to come!

Rick said...

Happy anniversary!

KT Did said...

Happy Anniversary! The Bay Area is a great place to be. I moved up there last year and had to move back to So. Cal. so if you need a house to buy... mine will be up in the Springtime! Keep on riding!

Becky said...

Mr. Motorcycle,dean d-day,daniel,rick,Liz: Thanks for reading and I appreciate you more than you know.

the real B.B.: I hope that I can provide some encouragement for you as a new rider. I was there not long ago...

Lady ridesalot: Thanks for the appreciation. I do remember giving you a shout. I love to find new female riders blogging, since there are really so few. Yours is fun.

flhx_dave: Thanks for the toast, it sounded tasty and made me laugh.

Irondad: Thanks for that. I hope that I will never run out of things to say.

kt did: Thanks for reading. Email me and let me know where your house is located. I assume you have a garage for the bikes and that is one of our criteria. Who knows.....

Bikerchickz

"Joker" said...

Just got back from 9 days on the road and in Milwaukee. Catching up. Happy Anniversary! Your perspectives both as a female and West Coast rider are great, and I enjoy reading you very much. Keep it up.

Be sure to come by mine for the Milwaukee stories - I just put up the first installment!

Ride on & Write on!

Becky said...

Joker: Thanks so much. That means alot. I'll keep up with your latest, although a little wild for me!

Bikerchickz

"Joker" said...

You're welcome. Intallment two is up. Yes, it's a bit wild, but I'm sure you could handle it. In fact, the photo of you on your ride in your new sexy red helmet sends the message you're capable of handling whatever the road throws at you. It's all good!

Sangfroid said...

This sure is a nice space you have. Keep up the good work. I am hooked :-)

Cheers!