The Tale of Three Beans blog has been going for some five years now, as amazing as it seems to me. It’s been an interesting ride. It’s also been interesting watching the evolution of the blog in many different ways. In the beginning, I blogged mostly about funny things I saw around Jordan. This was usually Arablish signage. Nowadays, my blog tackles subjects that are sometimes a good bit deeper. It also talks about anything that catches my mind, eye, or fancy.
Another evolution my blog has gone through is its commentorship. I can’t speak to readership (although WordPress tells me I have more than my oft-lamented jokingly three readers). In the beginning the majority of my readers/commentors were rather young (let’s call them 20-somethings), lived in Jordan, and were single. Wonderful folks like Omar (Omarnos), BamBam (No Angel), Jano (Jansait), and Bakkouz. Somehow over the years, with the implosion of Jordan Planet and changes to JordanBlogs, I’ve rather lost touch with these folks. I lost Bakkouz back when he went to his awesome new design. Somehow it was just too complicated for my poor, simple Mommy-brain. The rest, well, I’m not sure where I lost them. Jano I see from time to time, much to my benefit. She is truly lovely and inspiring.
These days, my commentors seem to be older folks. They’ve gone from 20 something to 30 something (at least that’s my perception). They are often not living in Jordan any longer and seem to be married. I’m not sure if this is the evolution of what I talk about or is rather that the younger generation zipped off to Facebook and Twitter leaving mostly us old fogeys blogging. At any rate, it’s interesting to see.
I have retained some long-time readers like Kinzi, Teta Bean, and MemeBean, but they’re all family (yes, even you Kinzi, you’re as close as family). If you’re reading these days and have been since the beginning, drop a comment… let us know you’re there. Or stay in hiding, nowadays WordPress tells me someone’s reading… who it is, well that’s half the fun, isn’t it?