Happy Walking Summer

Yesterday was the official first day of summer but here in the Pacific Northwest today marks summer more accurately because the sun is shining and the temperature is over 70ºF.

Woohoo!

Makes me wanna shout and kick my heels up!! Is that a song?

looking west and loving sunshine

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything lately, it’s because I’ve been busy building my real blog site. The one that’s been in my head for 4 years now:

~ Walk On InBellWA ~ A personal guide through Bellevue’s parks, trails and neighborhoods . . . on foot for fun and fitness.

I’ve been having a lot of fun with it and it’s a good thing too because it’s been taking an inordinate amount of time. Much more than I had anticipated, naturally.

Not only do I plan the walks, map them by foot two or more times and take the photographs, but I also edit and enhance the pictures and write the descriptions–that’s what really takes a lot of time, the writing.

On top of that I’ve been learning my way around WordPress.org, Bluehost and Internet Marketing. It’s been quite a learning process that absorbs most of my time and I haven’t even started to monetize it.

There’s a lot more to learn and, fortunately, I find the whole process fascinating. Truly!

I am beginning to network and build interest in WalkOn InBellWA. I had business cards made and am connecting with other walking organizations like Feet First, a nonprofit advocacy organization out of Seattle that promotes walkable communities.

I am now a Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador and will plan, organize and lead walks for them around my neighborhood in Bellevue. Pretty exciting, huh?

I also made a connection with CityU in Bellevue and will map a few walks from that organization in exchange for a link to my blog site. And that’s exactly how I see WalkOn InBellWA developing.

My mission is to help people develop an interest in walking.

I know how beneficial walking has has been for me and I want to share that with others. My plan is to map walks from numerous Bellevue companies to encourage people to get out and move their bodies.

Please visit WalkOn InBellWA regularly and let me know of any organization or person I should contact who might be interested in my walks.

How about you?

Would you like to go on a walk with us? A few of us get together each week and walk, usually on Tuesday mornings. I see this tribe of walkers growing steadily. Please let me know if you’d like to participate. The more the merrier.

This is my logo. Eventually I will have company tee shirts and caps made, so let me know if you want one—it might speed up the process.

Anyway, that’s why I’ve neglected this blog site, but I don’t plan to ignore it forever. In fact, I am posting now and will update my digital design page soon because I just finished a graphic design project for a client.

Life is good. Thanks for being here.

Walk on my friends.

Walk On!


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2 responses to “Happy Walking Summer

  1. Very great photo!

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