Sitting down to write a blog is a walk alone.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc.,

Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone...Write that blog today.

...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.

I saw this Fox in the middle of the road, he wasn't in a big hurry and I wasn't sure how or when I might incorporate the shot - but I know it conveyed a feeling ( at least to me).

 

The road of life has twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.A self portrait shot recently from the Top of Bald Knob - Franconia Notch state park New Hampshire. This Journey (hike) was hard physically and as luck would have it the reward is up top where the view is outstanding.


 

A blog is merely a tool that lets you do anything from change the world to share your bucket list,  a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, or a beautiful sunset from your own back yard.

Trust what you see in the mirror,  Trust your opinion on what you are writing about, Trust your story, Trust everybody, but cut the cards...when the dealer offers.

Your Authentic Story- is all about - what comes out when you think you lack the words.

I shall never be old enough to speak without embarrassment when I have nothing to talk about...ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

We are all human and therefore none of us are perfect...but by the same token your story will be unique.

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on... SAMUEL BUTLER

    **  I look forward to hearing your story, Good luck with your Blog my friends. **



 




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Tammie White
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The photography is so beautiful it barely needs words but you've stated your case so eloquently.

April 22, 2012 09:08 PM #48
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Steve Hoffacker
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Steve,

You'll notice the fox didn't stay in the middle of the road - the most dangerous place - he moved off to the side. He took a position. :)

Steve

April 22, 2012 09:50 PM #49
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Steve. Wow, Your post really hit home with me. Thank you for the inspiration and confidence to go forward into the unknown world of blogging. I love the hiking analogy; the journey can be tough, but the reward worth every effort.

April 22, 2012 10:20 PM #50
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Those photos look so perfect you study them to see if they are real photos vs paintings!
April 23, 2012 02:39 AM #51
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Allison Stewart
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Steve- truly inspiring and beautifully illustrated!

April 23, 2012 02:51 AM #52
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Alan...I feel like that fox many days of the week, but a walk alone can be inspiring and it keeps idle chatter from clouding my thoughts. Sometimes the photos come first - sometimes the words and then I must search my picture inventory.

April 23, 2012 04:07 AM #53
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I love the photos and the quotes. Congratulations on the well deserved feature.

April 23, 2012 04:40 AM #54
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Steve Loynd
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Thanks All the featured blog...has gained ground, and the post in syndication, was picked up on Yahoo.

April 23, 2012 04:44 AM #55
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A picture really is worth a thousand words. Thanks for yours.

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You're a nice man and a good friend, Steve. I In times of adversity I try to remember, "And this, too shall pass".

April 23, 2012 05:52 AM #57
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Diane Daley
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Nnice job with your pictures and words as usual... Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

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Those photos are just gorgeous! Every picture tells a story before the first word is even written.

April 23, 2012 06:17 AM #59
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Steve Loynd
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Leslie... Thanks- you guys - inspire me to not hold back...even when life is raw and exposed. I hope you know it comes from the heart.

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What's up with foxes?

I took this photo for a house I listed and . . he was casually walking around. .not even afraid of me. .

 

April 23, 2012 07:39 AM #61
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Steve Loynd
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Fernando...that is awesome, I guess I'm used to seeing Mr Fox more often than you folks in the city.

April 23, 2012 07:51 AM #62
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Steve, what a great blog you wrote!! Love the pictures.

April 23, 2012 12:16 PM #63
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Steve Loynd
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Thanks Beth, I'm glad you enjoyed the post and the pictures.

April 23, 2012 12:53 PM #64
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Steve Loynd
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Although I caught Mr Fox on the road I see him (or his cousins) in my yard more often.

April 23, 2012 12:56 PM #65
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Steve - You have a way with words. This is so heart felt and honest and conveys the truth. What a pleasure to read.

May 19, 2012 09:41 AM #66
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Steve Loynd
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Wendy...sometimes writing a blog can be painfully slow, with stops and starts...and a question of grammar or content. This one came out in a few minutes and the pictures are mine - so easy as that. Thanks you, Steve

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