When it comes down to it, my job is scrolling through old Walt Disney World photos. Thousands upon thousands of photos. Because I don't live anywhere near a Disney park, and because I "write" a blog that tends to focus on parks (even though WE DO OTHER THINGS TOO...) I have to archive my trips a little more than the average guest. This archival process has left me with so many amazing photos...and hence memories. I love the obligation I feel to documenting the things we love and hate during our Disney World vacations, because it make ME happy.
My blog has been criticized in the past for being lazy and obsolete. No, we do not provide news coverage (though we tried a few times...) and since I have a hard time articulating my thoughts on history that subject has been a struggle that I still continue. One thing that I think we have really stuck with is creating original creative content (Let's Move To Disney World, Christmas In Adventureland, etc...) of which I am so super proud. But like I said, this blog makes ME happy.
These almost 1,000 blog posts have served as a giant scrap book. And while the Disney Hipster Podcast may only come out once a month now, and our dreams of branding Disney Hipsters further may have fallen by the wayside, the truth remains that this blog remains a delightful hobby for me that I get so much joy out of. Again, I'd like to reiterate that I do not fancy myself a writer in any capacity, but I enjoy sharing these silly posts with you guys a couple times a week.
Writing Disney Hipster Blog has taught me so much about Disney World, and also helped me hone my knowledge and ability to articulate my thoughts. For that I am so grateful. This blog post started off sounding like a breakup letter, but its actually quite the opposite. Because I write DHB mainly for myself, and HAPPEN to have tons of readers, I am going to continue this for as long as it makes me happy. Think of this as a re-commitment letter. Anyway, I'm not sure what spurred this post. Truth be told, when I opened blogger this morning it was to write a long overdue Animal Kingdom Artifact.
I hate getting serious and sappy...so here are some of my favorite photos from the years BEFORE Disney Hipster Blog...
Me on the teacups in 2007. The ugly brown hair is bananas.
I love seeing Adam this happy. :)
Coldly standing next to things since the beginning.
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