By @BGinKC

Earlier this spring, when I wrote my “blogoversary” post, I ended it this way:

The last seven years have been eventful, to say the least. In the blogosphere, ones work stands alone and it either builds a following or it doesn’t. I have been fortunate enough to see my hard work pay off with a dedicated following, the mutual respect of many of my peers and a body of work that has been picked up by the traditional media. I’ve been proud to be a part of the digital revolution in news and information, and I’m excited to see what the next seven years will bring.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

It sure didn’t take long to find out what was next, but I can tell you this . . . if anyone had told me seven years ago that today I would be doing interviews of candidates and elected officials on camera, I would have scoffed at you. Heck, when I put that first post up, I figured that I would speak my piece, no one would read it but I would feel better and my family would appreciate the break from my daily rants that used to elicit sighs of resignation and “Mom’s fired up again . . .” from my kids.

But that’s where we are. So far, my body of work consists of three interviews, one with a sitting state senator and the other two with candidates; and a question posed to Senator McCaskill, but I look for it to grow significantly this weekend when we head to the state convention and actively seek out candidates with our camera.

I look at it this way — we have already reached the folks who read blogs. Now we have to reach the people who get their news and information from visual sources and present it in a format they are comfortable with, and rural broadband makes that possible. It will be interesting to see how this develops as we expand our range, hone our talents and ask the question that **you** want to hear answered by the people who want to represent you in Jefferson City.

So let’s get to it, shall we?