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A New and Little Bit Different Blog

Hello good and faithful followers and readers of The Hillbilly Blogger. It has been quite some time since I have made a meanigful post here.

A lot has happened in my life since that time. I’ve had a lot of health issues, I lost my mom in January, I’ve been bustin’ my butt tryin’ to find a job that I can do from home, which I finally have done and a few other things that have been and still are goin’ on.

I’ve had a lot of time to do a lot of thinkin’ and make a few life changes since mom’s passing. I’ve had to re-think and re-purpose my life since then and it has not been, and still isn’t, an easy road to travel.

I start my job Monday, well actually it’s orientation week and I will only work for two hours a day the first week but it’s not gonna be bad because I’ve done a job like it before, I just have to learn their system.

Anyway, I’m gonna retire The Hillbilly Blogger offically. I’m not gonna take it down but I won’t be posting here anymore after this. I’ve kinda grown in my blogging world, branched out you might say into video and and podcasting as well as writing.

I’ve had a good run with THB, met a lot of good people and I’m hoping you’ll follow me over on my new and final blog, which will have all of the aforementioned methods of blogging all rolled into one neat little package. (And it’s not self hosted this time)

The link to the new blog is Whispers from the Holler, it will resemble THB in that I will be posting about growing up in the mountains, hills, and hollers of the Appalachian Mountains and in this little coal town I live in.

I’ve really just started it so there are only a few posts on there right now, I’m still settling in as it were, gettin’ things fixed up. I’m not in no big hurry and I will only be posting when something inspires me to do so. Something like a memory or a person I once knew or perhaps a place or places I frequented growing up.

Some stories you may have already read, or parts may be familiar to you if you’ve followed along with THB, mainly because some stories will be the same, just written differently and with a somewhat different perspective. As I said, a lot has happened since my last real post here.

And also like I mentioned, I would love to see all my friends and followers from here at THB over on Whispers from the Holler. If you liked the stories here, I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love the new one.

So check it out, follow along, spread the word and I hope to see a lot a familiar faces and names soon. If you choose not to just let me say that it has been a real priviledge knowing you, writing for you and sharing bits and parts of my life with you.

I will be following the your blogs from Whispers from the Holler from THB, so be on the look out for a new follower soon.

Again, thank you and I hope to see you soon!


My Facebook Statistics

These are pretty darn accurate.

Here are a few statistics by my way of hillbilly thinkin’.

I have 289 people on my friends list at this moment.
98% of those 289 are family, friends or people I know.
The other 2% are people I have networked with through a friend or family member.

On an average post I receive comments from 4% of those 289 people.
I receive 6% worth of Likes.
75% of that 6% are from the 4% that commented.

On an emotionally charged post I receive comments from about 11% of 289 people.
About 8% worth of Likes.
Again about 75% of that 8% are from the 11% that commented.

1.75% of the 289 will consistently comment on my posts whether an average post or emotionally charged post.

On a picture post with Connor in the picture I will receive comments from about 13% of the 289.
About 9% if it’s just me in the picture

Interesting how the numbers work out, ain’t it?

Merry Christmas!!


First I would like to say and share a very Happy Birthday to Jesus, the reason we celebrate Christmas.

Some of my followers may not share in my beliefs, but that’s ok, I don’t judge.




Second, I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!! It is my hope that you are surrounded by love, family and friends on this day.

Don’t let the chaos of cookin’ and preparin’ Christmas dinner overwhelm the spirit of the day. I wish you peace and patience today.

From my Hillbilly Family to your Family, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Thanks for readin’.

Pop That Blogs Cherry

kcs_60df20ebI’ve got a very good friend that loves to write but is not very savvy when it comes to technical things, like settin’ up blogs. So me, bein’ the ever faithful computer guru (ha ha) I set one up for her, well actually, I set it up over a year ago but she never wrote in it.

We were talkin’ the other day and I mentioned that she needs to write in her blog, since I so lovingly slaved over it, sweated blood and got it all set up and ready to go 🙂

She, not so gently, informed me that she was scared or not ready, I can’t remember which, to “pop that cherry”. That struck this ole hillbilly as funny and I’ve been waitin’ for the right time to post about it, and I figgered now was as good a time as any.

Like I said earlier, she is a really good writer, her stories are very interestin’ and some of ’em are pretty deep. She’s excited about writin’ in her blog but I think she just needs a little encouragement to get her started.

So dear readers and followers, I’m askin’ you to help your hillbilly to get this woman to writin’. If you read this post comment on it and help me encourage MIchelle to start doin’ what she loves to do, I’m sure you will enjoy her writin’ as much as I do.

Don’t let me down now,I know you can do this 🙂

Thanks for readin’.


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