PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

October 24, 2012

Where do I go, if not with you?

Filed under: Commentary — Jocko @ 7:31 pm

Hi All you PenderBlog devotees (an overstatement maybe?),

As you may have noticed, I have not posted a lot in the past year.  I started PenderBlog back in 2007, yikes, 5 years… poof!  And I have learned a lot in the process, what worked, what didn’t.  It’s a big world out there and everyone is watching.  But it has been fun, and isn’t that the point of almost everything we should be doing with the short time we get on this crazy planet.

Five years ago I had barely heard of a blog and what they were for.  Now, as someone said to me, “Everybody has a blog”.

My original concept, however, was different.  PenderBlog was hopefully going to be Pender Island’s blog, not mine. Trust me, I don’t have enough interesting things to post every week, but collectively Pender Island does.

Of course there are so many avenues of expression out there today, but I have been a bit surprised by the loyalty the subscribers to the PenderBlog have been.  PenderBlog has a facebook page and many friends now carry the flow of island observations through PenderBlog on facebook.

So, at the risk of being too wordy here, I would like to keep the PenderBlog going, but encourage any of you dear readers to make a submission if the urge comes along.  I will volunteer to be your lowly moderator.

Now that it’s dark outside, maybe I’ll even muster up a few new posts!

Thanks for the five years and happy Hallowe’en.

John Mackenzie, PenderBlog


  1. I have missed your posts throughout this year and hope that you can stir up island enthusiasm and interest to keep your “PenderBlog” alive.

    Visiting the archives brings back some really good memories of the events on Pender that I enjoyed throughout the past 5 years.

    Where else can we share such a nice collection of the goings on on Pender Island if not in your blog?

    What I love the most is that none of it is biased by anyone or anything, be it political or personal. Simply, it is a collection of events and thoughts submitted by Penderites wanting to share what they are up to with people.

    I like it!

    Comment by Ghenia — October 30, 2012 @ 9:27 am

  2. Well have obviously been hiding under a rock somewhere as I didn’t even realize this blog was here. So glad I found you. I will make it a point to check it frequently and if I get really brave maybe even post something.

    Comment by Bev — November 13, 2012 @ 12:21 am

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