If you have been with us at any point during the six years we have been publishing this blog, you may have wondered that since both Susie and my name is listed as “authors” of this blog, what exactly do each of us do. Well, here’s a look….
If I had to give Susie a title, it would be Executive Editor. She is involved in blog idea development, approval of the direction the writing goes, she consults on the pictures that are included, and she is the best proofreader that there ever has been! To be honest, while I love writing….spelling, grammar, and some of the other fundamentals of this blog are not my strength. Without Susie, this blog would look like something pecked out by a third grader! This is truly a collaborative effort!
While I do write most of the words, Susie is the first one to read each post after I write it, and often times adds very meaningful insight into what I’ve said. She will ask me questions about what I’ve written, share with me her interpretation, and then offer suggestions that will lead me to even better word choices or phrases to get across what I’m trying to say. It’s not just on the technical stuff that she helps this blog, but also the work she does helping me flesh out some of my ideas is invaluable! So yes, a truly collaborative effort!
With the exception of a couple of the early posts in this blog, I have written it from my perspective. In those early blogs, I tried to write in the third person, but referring to me as Frank just seemed odd, and didn’t work for me. In the end, this is a blog that deals with Susie’s and my life. The things we do, the people we meet, the places we love and the people we love. It may be a story about a trip, or something about a friend, or a memory of a parent. It truly is OUR blog, because like our life, it is truly a partnership!
As the “ABOUT” section of the blog has stated since the beginning, “Welcome to our blog. We are Sue and Frank D’Elia, and we invite you along for the ride as we move into our next chapter, retirement. We have plans for some great new adventures and are excited to be launching both our next chapter and this blog. As the song says, the best is yet to come!!”
Thanks for being along for the ride as we go through retirement life, whether you’ve been with us for all 270+ posts we’ve shared since our first blog post (Road Trip which we published on February 27th, 2016), have dropped in now and then, or have just started following our adventure lately!