I started writing Itching for Eestimaa in 2005 when I was bored of New York. Hard to believe I was bored of the city, but I was. I was itching for that close blue sky, the tall dark-green pines, the windmills, etc. To my surprise, people enjoyed what I wrote, so I wrote even more. There were a few days in 2007 or 2008 where it felt like I fed my audience on the hour every hour. It definitely helped launch my local writing career. It also allowed me to build some writing chops. Blogging was practice, practice, practice. It’s still a viable blog, believe it or not, more than 13 years on. Enjoy!