Life at the Nathaniel Morris Inn.......reflections of an Innkeeper's journey; past and present. Living in a lovely small town on the New Jersey coast......what it's like to live here, how I got here and what I'm doing with this interesting and challenging profession/lifestyle. And always lurking in the background are my flea market and thrifting adventures.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welcome to My New Blog

I hope any followers I might have had have found me here. I felt the need to start with a clean slate and begin this new blog.
I don't really know why, but it just felt right. I guess I was feeling that my blog was not taking me in the direction I wanted to go. I felt off course a little and didn't know how to get back on track without starting fresh. Or maybe it's just that I'm revamping a lot of things right now. I'm in the process of getting a new website, too. I'm dabbling in facebook a little and hope to get better at that.
As I've told anyone who will listen, I really would rather be cleaning toilets here at the inn, than being on a computer all day. One of the reasons I do what I do is because I hate paperwork and administrative work. I am a physical doer. I love to decorate, garden, clean-anything that does not require sitting at a desk. Yet more and more that is what I seem to be doing. Innkeeping like everything else these days has changed. It seems it is so tied into social media and the computer that there is no escape. Up till now I have resisted. But I find now that it is impossible if I want to go forward and grow my business.
I started blogging as a hobby. I visited many of you and got inspired by all of your talents. I wanted to take pictures and share them with all of you. I have been a "decorator" practically all of my life. Always on a budget, I found ways to make thrift finds work in my home, and became quite good at it. It has become my passion and innkeeping seemed a natural way to tie everything together. It still works in that way. People young and old come to the inn and marvel at all the details that encompass the inn and really define it.
So I guess in conclusion I will say I hope you stick with me on this new attempt at a blog.
It will be a little different in the sense that it will be about the business end of things as well as the decorating and fun side of owning the inn. I am going to make every attempt to post once a week, hopefully on the same day. I felt I really let some loyal followers down by leaving you flat with my last blog. I promise to visit all of you and comment, but it will probably only be once a week. I find if I try to do more than that it becomes too overwhelming. Again, there is a lot to do around here, and I just don't want to be sitting at this desk all day!

p.s. still tweeking, and have to add some things such as my favorite blogs, etc.


  1. I'm so glad you feel starting this new blog is the way to go. I do miss you posts and hope to learn more about innkeeping! Big Hugs, Linda

    1. I'm so excited you are my first seems very fitting since you have been such a loyal blogging buddy to me! I really do think this is the way to go. I have a whole different mindset. When I first started blogging I really didn't know what direction to go in so I was all over the place!

  2. Gail, one Jersey girl needs to follow another Jersey girl!!

  3. Good for you! I will be here with bells on, you can bet on that. Just do what works for you. I can't wait to see where this takes us all!

  4. Coming along with ya for the ride of course <3
    Might I suggest though that you make the new address a link in the old blog post? More folks may follow over that way..

    Congratulations on the new venture:D

  5. Hi Gail, I look forward to seeing what you are up to at the inn. Take care! Tammy

  6. Oh yes I was writing that to a blogger friend the other day. I am a doer too and to sit at a desk is not really me though I love blogging. Maybe we need to blog on the fly:)
    Good luck with the new blog.

    will join along,