At the end of December 2011, I wrote a post about the Top 4 Mountain Home Area Blogs
. I was hoping someone would take me up on the offer to start a blog or at least get some information about getting one started.
Yeah, that went over like a “lead balloon at the life-preserver convention”
. Just as well I doubt anyone in Mountain Home could maintain a blog for more than a month...it's just not what we do here. A blog, personal website and even a business website seems to be considered unnecessary.But There Are Idahoans Who Write...and Write Interesting Stuff About Idaho
I present you, 3 different blogs that are well written, interesting and gives Idaho a voice. They seem to see Idaho as a special place and don't take it for granted. They reach out and embrace life in their own special way.1. Mores Creek Summit Backcountry Skiing Blog
Parked on the Google blogging platform and their own domain, Chago, Ender and Fritz tell us about backcountry skiing in the Mores Creek area of central Idaho. And were the heck is Mores Creek and the associated mountain peaks said blogger write about? This area is just north of Idaho City.
Link to this blog: http://www.morescreeksummit.com/2. Hiking in Idaho.Com Blog
The Hiking In Idaho.Com website doesn't look like anything special....at first. The front page doesn't promise much until you hit “The Hikes” page and you get to see the real meat and potatoes of this Idaho hiking website. Eric, the author, has posted over 200 adventures from his outdoor adventures.
Probably Boise-based, Eric's home turf seems to be the Boise Mountains, Sawtooth Mountains and the Trinities but he does wander into Oregon and other western states. Read his trip reports, take a look at some of the amazing pictures and hit up his YouTube channel for some variety.
Link to Hiking in Idaho website: http://www.hikinginidaho.com/hikes.htm3. Our Retirement In Idaho Blog
The “Our Retirement in Idaho” blog is Boise-based and only partially outdoor based. Written by Bob and Robin and around since 2007, this blog is semi-eclectic. But it certainly shows what can be accomplished by baby boomers, a digital camera and computer.
With photo posts from around Boise, restaurants and home life as the main subject matter, some may not find it interesting. But Bob and Robin have monetized the website and are probably making some spare cash just from telling their story.
Link to this Boise Blog: http://retirementinidaho.blogspot.comComments
Maybe someday Mountain Home will also have a thriving blogging community. Eventually our business community will be forced into the on-line world of the Internet but will the world have already passed by Mountain Home before it happens. Playing catch-up is always harder when behind by 4 touchdowns than by just a field goal. Leave a comment any time...7 days a week 24 hours a day.