My co-writer and wife, Julie Smith, and I started writing our blog posts on March 8, 2012. The years of 2020 (after mid-March) and 2021 (so far), make this a drastically different blogiversary than any other. This is reflected in the nature of how our blog posts changed one year ago, right after our sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eight! post, when we starting writing our Social Distancing blog post series.
While our world is so different on this ninth anniversary, I do want to express how grateful I am to have the community resources and family support to ride out these times. My immediate family has been very fortunate in this difficult year, to be healthy and able to adjust to the lifestyle changes caused by the coronavirus crisis. Julie's and my thoughts are with those who have been ill or who have lost loved ones this year to COVID-19.
Please see my #NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay 2021 #ThankYou blog post in which I thank the many people/organizations for all the great activities and events Julie and I were able to do in 2020 despite COVID-19. While not the year we planned, we are still grateful for those who made a positive difference in our lives.
Here is a list of our 29 blog posts from 2020, and our two blog posts for 2021. You will note that last year we had written about five events by early March, but this year COVID-19 closed venues we normally frequent and canceled winter events we attend annually. (Please take a moment and scroll across the images/links below.)