I've been writing and publishing Bedrock Dreams for going on nine years now and I must admit I'm running out of steam. No, the will and spirit are still there but I'm just about tapped out in terms of ideas for posts. That's why I need your input.
Where Do I go From Here?
Here's the deal good people. I think I've just about reached the limit in terms of new posts for Bedrock Dreams. I have a lot of small-scale gold mining experience (37 years now) but I don't know everything and I've laid out just about everything I know to this point. I've talked about equipment, where to find gold, gold geology, gold mining history, gold deposition in both wet and dry placers, and on and on and on. The fact of the matter is this pertinent question: "Where do I go from here?" If I can't answer that question to good effect I fear I'll just be regurgitating the same old stuff in slightly updated terms. That's not fair to you and it isn't satisfying for me. So I need your input.
Feeling a Bit Flat
Are there specific areas of interest you have that I've missed or need to expand upon? Are there certain topics that you'd like to read more about? In other words, what can I touch on in Bedrock Dreams that I may have missed or that would continue to hold your interest as miners and readers? Lay it on me, because at this point in time I'm starting to feel a bit flat in that regard. You can make suggestions via my e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by using the comments section of this post. I am open to all ideas and suggestions so feel perfectly free to offer your two cents (or fifty cents worth for that matter!). I want to continue to make this blog viable and I need your input and help to do that.
(Feeling a bit flat...)
Another means of infusing some fresh blood into Bedrock Dreams is having you tell your stories, relate your mining and prospecting experiences, and provide your own tips and suggestions in terms of equipment, lessons learned, shortcuts, and so on. It's your chance to be an active part of this blog and give voice to your own thoughts and experiences relating to small-scale gold mining and prospecting. All you need is to write that stuff down, send it to me as an e-mail attachment or as an e-mail itself, include some appropriate pics if you like (images not mandatory) and I'll take care of the rest like editing, formatting, and publishing. You can't lose that way...as long as you're not coming across as a blowhard or more foulmouthed than I can be on occasion!
(Fresh blood is needed.)
I need your help and input, OK? Otherwise, I'm not sure what the future holds for this blog. I'm not a quitter and have no desire to bring Bedrock Dreams to a close. But I'm tapped out folks...for the most part anyway. Now that I'm retired I'm also more heavily involved in writing another book (mining-related this time) and I'm also getting back into my coin, beach, and treasure hunting activities that I've left parked at the curb for the better part of 22 years. In fact, I'm headed to the Gulf Coast in late February for just that purpose.
Anyhoo, things are changing and part of that change requires your input. How about helping a fellow miner out?
(c) Jim Rocha 2017
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