The Living Narrow blog is two years old tomorrow! I can’t believe how time has flown, we’re racing towards two years aboard at what seems like warp speed, or perhaps we’ve just got more accustomed to life in the slow lane than we thought! 2017 was very much the honeymoon phase, everything was new and exciting and wonderful, 2018 has been the year when I think we have settled into boat life much more and learned a heck of a lot.
The rate of blogging has been a bit patchy this year, and I’m doing my best to correct that now. Despite this you lovely readers have continued to visit and support our ramblings, so thank you all.
I’ve made a point this year of keeping the blog as real as possible, whereas 2017 focused on how much we were loving boat life, what was different and the things we were learning along the way, I’ve attempted this year to be more real and discuss more on the worries and problems of boat life. Of course, there are still positives, there are still lovely little things which happen along the way which make us grateful of our life aboard.
There’s been 48,911 words which many of you have taken the time to read this year, I sat down last night and read through all our posts from this year. Even without the knowledge that our blog is enjoyed and helpful to so many people, it’s provides a fantastic insight into life over the last two years for us. From these 48,911 I created a word cloud online, which looks at all the common words used across the blog, the size of the words in the cloud represents the amount they appear in the blog.
So, let’s take a look at some of the biggies. I mean it’s no surprise to see space up there is it, nor boat I talk about both a lot! This is a boating blog after all! Are there any which surprise me? Life and think I suppose are ones I hadn’t thought would be up there, but then this year I have been all about sharing more wide thoughts on small living, so perhaps these stem from that change in perspective.
In the interest of fairness I also created a 2017 word cloud, and when compared they are not hugely different. But there are some small changes, 2017 we were finding our feet in our new home and I think this was reflected in some of the key words, home, Fantine, house.
When it comes down to it though this blog about a life aboard has boat at it’s heart, and that to me is mission accomplished! Thank you to you all for your support and for sticking with us for the last two years and 92,424 words, we really appreciate and long my our ramblings on floating life continue!
James & Kirsty