Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Slightly Changing Course, but Continuing the Adventure

For the past few months, I've been considering the direction I should take with my blog. I feel like I need a change. When I first moved here, everything was so new. I loved traveling around and seeing as much as I could see and then sharing it with you. But I moved here nearly eight years ago! I still feel like the new kid on the block. I still love exploring new places and events. Adventures! But there is increasingly less and less that I have not yet seen or experienced. New opportunities, at least within a 50 mile radius, are dwindling. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy going out and discovering new things in, around, and about southwest Louisiana and Louisiana in general. But I think I want to expand the horizons of the blog to include other things that I am interested in, as well.

The people of Louisiana continue to fascinate me. There are so many talented and interesting characters here. And each one has a story. I want to tell peoples' stories. I want to showcase who they are, what they do, what they are passionate about. When people are passionate about something, they seek out like-minded souls with whom they can share their passion. Invariably, a club is formed. There are countless clubs and groups in southwest Louisiana. Doesn't everyone have a hobby or an activity they love to pursue? So I'm thinking of featuring various clubs on the blog and learning about what they do. And maybe some interesting businesses and organizations that people, both readers and the folks who work or volunteer there, are curious or passionate about.

In the years I have been writing this blog, I've already written about several clubs. I mentioned the Calcasieu Cut-Ups, a local quilting club, after attending their annual show in 2013. And of course, I've written plenty about a club I'm in, the Pelican Paddlers. I mention the Lake Charles Garden Club in this post about Tuten Park. The Cajun Mustangers post about car enthusiasts. The Dutch Oven Society, also called Le Chien Cookers. And I wrote this fun post about the Gulf Coast Bird Club for the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Naturally, I belong to a great group of writer friends called the Bayou Writers. The invitation on this post is still open!

I've also written about a few local businesses (mostly restaurants) and organizations (mostly arts related.) So I'd like to think I'm off to a good start with this new direction.

I have a several ideas to get me started. But how about you all, my readers? Are you aware of any interesting groups, clubs, organizations, or businesses that you'd like to know more about or you would like me to feature? Write a comment and I'll look into it.


deborah serra said...

Great new direction! Bon chance!

Leah Pileggi said...

I commend you for sticking with a blog. I've pretty much given up on mine because of lack of time (too many other venues).

You take great photos. How about writing a thousand words about particular photos that you've taken? (A picture is worth a thousand words...)

Winona Cross said...

Good idea!