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July 27th, 2010

AboutMyBeaches is 1 year Old, A Blog, A Website, Events, Activities, Restaurants, Reviews, Recipes, Delaware Beaches, Ocean City, Maryland, Delray Beach, Florida



It seems like it was yesterday when I wrote my first post for my blog.  Actually, yesterday, Tuesday was the one year anniversary of AboutMyBeaches.  I have to thank Ed Timmons from 4C, Inc. for guiding me and being my webmaster.   You may reach him at 302-228-3255.  Website  Once he set me up I took off running, talking, writing or whatever you want to call it.

On that first post I talked about defining the meaning of being a “local”.  That post stands the same today; Barry still thinks I am not a local; like he is one himself.  He reminds me time and time again, among other comments.  He is a great friend, so that’s why I can talk like this about him.

What he was not prepared for was to hear that Sharon, considers me a local but not a native like she is.  That Missy was claiming me, that Cindi, a native from Lewes was also claiming me, as well.  Our good friend, Craig, no longer with us wrote to my blog that day, along with Marcy, Roberta, Shelley, Trish.  These are some of my good friends that have supported my “concierge journey”.

I cannot forget the other friends that have gone along with me kayaking, like Debbie.  Walking on the boardwalk, Alice.  Donna and Anita in Florida; one checking a new hotel and the other checking an artist.

My family and friends that have endured my picture taking at restaurants; not letting them take a bite until I was ready and having every one at the table ordering different items so that I could talk about them. 

I was shocked when an invitation came from the Rehoboth Historical Society and Rehoboth Beach Museum addressed to “members of the press”.  I had to e-mail them back thinking it was a mistake.  But, it wasn’t.  I was really invited.  How neat!!

A person wrote after a restaurant review was not of his liking.  What were my credentials, he asked?  I don’t have any, really.  But, what I do have is common sense and I know how I should be served and treated at a restaurant.  He wondered how could I critique after just ordering a couple of things off the menu?  I could just have ordered water and had an opinion, really. 

I enjoy going out to dinner; discovering new places, passing the word around.  That’s why this blog is my diary.  Open and sincere.

Cooking is another of my passions.  You have seen my recipes.  I am no expert and some of them….well, don’t you remember the “pasteles” I made?  It looked like somebody had thrown up on the plate.  The funny thing was that it looked ugly but it tasted delicious.

AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Twitter.  I, myself, am on Facebook and Linkedin.  What this has done for me, personally, is a reconnection to all of my old friends.  The “Igualitos” from Puerto Rico and a few others I had not seen for 38 years.  That, really, has been priceless. 

Rediscovering the Island of Puerto Rico was amazing.  Only when you have left it, you learn to appreciate it more, even with all its deficiencies; the sounds, the sirens, potholes, tapones (traffic jams).  Its beauty, the mountains, coconuts, rain forest,  the beaches; and of course that “comida criolla”.

Now I do have to brag a little.  As of today, including this post, I have 353 posts, 874 comments, 763 tags.  From 6/27 to 7/27, 7,470 people hit my blog.  On an average, and depending what my topic is I have between 190 to 275 plus people hitting it daily.  I am excited!!

Thanks to my advertisers; but I do want more. 

$500 for one year

$300 for 6 months

No website?  No problem, $175 for 1 year.


The Delmarva Peninsula and all those other places I blog about and the new ones to be discovered…….I have to use that word again, Priceless!!!…talk to you later…


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14 Responses to “AboutMyBeaches is 1 year Old, A Blog, A Website, Events, Activities, Restaurants, Reviews, Recipes, Delaware Beaches, Ocean City, Maryland, Delray Beach, Florida”

  1. Missy says:

    Congratulations Gloria on a great first year!!! I love your blog and read it daily. I am amazed at what I have learned about the area I live in. You would have thought as a “native” I would have known these things!! Much luck and best wishes for your next year of writing some of the most informative and funniest reviews I have ever read.

  2. admin says:

    Yes, my good friend. Thanks so much and you have been a constant on my blog. Much appreciated.

  3. OCMDBlog says:

    Congratulations! “From 6/26 to 7/26, 7,396 people hit my blog” -Wow, that’s a lot!

    I’m surprised someone wrote you back asking for a credentials.

    Everyone has opinion. You have an opinion and a website!

  4. admin says:

    Thanks so much for your comments and support!!

  5. Trish says:

    Gloria – Thanks so much for ALL you have given to me over the past year. As a new resident to the area, I have learned so much from your blog and look forward EVERYDAY to reading it. Also, thanks for being such a dear friend…CONGRATS!!!

  6. admin says:

    I remember when walking Addy, I saw you on your driveway. You had just moved in. I am so glad I stopped to welcome you to the neighborhood. We do get along, don’t we?

  7. debbie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all your adventures with us. I have learned about many things in and around our beaches that I probably never would have discovered on my own. Congratulations on a great first year of blogging! That proof is in the numbers.

  8. Susan says:

    Dear Gloria,
    Congratulations and Happy 1 Year Anniversary!
    If someone creates a reality show based on
    blogging, I think you’d take the grand prize!
    I enjoy reading about all your adventures and you are always sending a wealth of information.
    What’s your secret to all that eating out and staying in shape? Please let me know!

  9. Mel says:

    Congratulations!!! I’ve enjoyed some new restaurants and activities thanks to your blog. Keep up the great work. Blog on!

  10. admin says:

    Thanks so much. I am enjoying yours as well. Keep it going!!

  11. admin says:

    Talking about staying in shape!! I saw your picture enjoying the good times on FB!! Congratulation in order? Anyway, thanks so much for your comments and following the blog. I am learning as well. We take this area for granted, without giving it another thought. We are all lucky to live here. You notice, that is not all eating, even though I could get used to that. It is one crab leg at a time; that’s my secret. Hope to see you at some point.

  12. admin says:

    Yes, you see, this is my friend, Debbie. She is the one that went kayaking with me and also on other eating excursions, as well. Friends supporting each other. Thanks so much for all your comments.

  13. billy bob says:

    you sure do git around!

  14. Eloy Schaab says:

    Awesome! Great Post!

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