Enjoy some of the outtakes from trying to get a good shot.
2) The journeys. I didn't realize when I started how vested I would become in other people's journeys. I get excited when my favorite blogs have a new post and reading about other people's struggles has really put mine into perspective (which I need sometimes).
3) The writing. I didn't expect to enjoy writing the posts as much as I do. I get excited when I think I have a really good post that people will like or if I had a fun weekend that I want to share. I don't feel bad about getting into the nitty gritty, because you don't have to read it if you don't want to.
4) The accountability. I have gotten into the swing of three posts a week (I don't know how you ladies do 5-7 posts, plus ride, plus work, you guys are awesome) and it gives me motivation to analyze my rides or explore random topics that pop into my brain (or buy expensive toys).
I can't possibly look at you right now.
5) The new ideas. I have gotten countless ideas from other bloggers. New exercises, new ways of thinking about things I have heard a million times, new tack, awesome toys I didn't know existed (that should be a post).
6) Exploring new disciplines. I am still relatively new to English riding and personally focus on dressage and eventing, but I follow blogs that let me explore the worlds of endurance to hunters. It is fun to see the different disciplines.
The hell beast mini decided to sleep right in front of the barn.
7) The toys. While my budget doesn't like this, I love hearing about new products and my collection has expanded quite a bit due to other bloggers. I can usually resist one, but when multiple jump on board my curiosity gets the better of me.
So thank you all for making this past year of blogging so much fun.