If you are a Gypsy Journal subscriber, check your e-mail. Yesterday morning I made the final corrections after Terry proofread the new issue, then I uploaded it to our web server and sent the link out to our subscribers. Today I will be sending out renewal notices to subscribers who are up for renewal.
It’s always nice to get a new issue done and out, both for the feeling of accomplishment, and because now we can relax and maybe play a little bit. And judging from the e-mails and Facebook messages I got yesterday, it looks like folks are enjoying the new issue. I think we’ve got a good mix of stories from all over the country. If you’re not a subscriber already, do us both a favor and click our Subscription Link.
When we were publishing a printed issue of the paper we used to leave sample copies at RV parks and distributed them at the RV rallies we attended. And a lot of our readers would pass their copies along to other RVers. Some readers who used to share their issues with others once they were finished with them have asked me if it would be all right to occasionally forward their digital issue to someone they thought might be interested in subscribing.
Obviously we would not want to have it forwarded to the same people over and over again, and have them never subscribe. But I have no problem with somebody sharing a copy as described above. It will help us spread the word. Please feel free to do so, I appreciate it. In fact, today, why don’t all of you who subscribe forward it to just one RVing friend. Let’s see what happens?
I also got an email yesterday from somebody who said my blog is not about RVing anymore and he was tired of reading about life in Florida. I had to chuckle, because when we were fulltiming we often stayed someplace for a couple of weeks or even a month, and we would get similar e-mails from people saying they were tired of reading about wherever we were, or about the things we were doing while there that did not involve RVing. Just like if we were in the western half the country and we wrote about the places we visited there, we would get complaints from people who wanted to read about the South, or the East, or the Midwest. And when we were in those parts of the country, we heard from people out West complaining that they wanted to hear more about their region. I learned a long time ago that you just can’t please everybody all the time.
Recently I have posted blogs on difficulties some couples have getting along while living in an RV, on interesting places we visited in our past travels, written about workamping, and answered a lot of RV questions, in addition to talking about our everyday life. Even when we were fulltiming, every blog was not about driving down the road. Many times when we were stationary we wrote about whatever we were doing, whether that was flying kites, writing and weaving, hanging out with friends or family, or whatever. To the folks who are tired of reading about what’s happening in our lives right now, hopefully when we get back on the road you’ll find it interesting again.
Speaking of getting back on the road, I need to start making our reservations for our summer travels. We want to go back to the Pacific Northwest, and the Thousand Trails campgrounds up there fill up pretty fast. We are also talking about making a quick trip down to the Florida Keys once the snowbirds start heading north and campground spaces are easier to come by. And then in May or June we will take off and travel for a few months. Even though we are no longer fulltiming, we are definitely not finished with the RV lifestyle.
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Thought For The Day – Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing. – Phyllis Diller