On April 4, 2016 I started this blog as a fun diversion to practice my writing and it has grown and lead me to so much more in that time. I missed the birthday of Stormbirds.blog by several days, however, I’m making up for it by posting now.
Last year has been by far the biggest for the blog and I’m grateful for the interactions I’ve had with the community. In 2019 I launched an accompanying Twitter account and that’s lead to even more connections across many aspects of the community.
As always, my goal with Stormbirds has been to write about something that I’m very passionate about. Flight has been top of mind for me since I was very young and flight simulation is a hobby is an accessible way to experience the wide breadth of that experience. From helicopters to general aviation aircraft to warbirds and the pioneering aircraft from the first years of flight, this is a hobby that offers such a wide variety of experience.
While I do put a lot of time into Stormbirds, I’ve tried to keep this primarily a hobby and so that means my commitment waxes and wanes at times. There have been times where other priorities have dominated my time and writing has taken a back seat. Other times, like now where we’re all locked in our houses, writing is a comfort and something I’m more than happy to do.
In the coming days and weeks I have plans to unveil some new projects that both connect back to my writing here but also take my creative drive in some new directions. I think they will be fun and I think they will enhance the experience here on the blog. Stay tuned for those soon!
Thank you all for your readership, your thoughtful comments, and for being a great community. It makes it all worthwhile!