Cowichan Valley Blog Goes Dynamic

What to do with my Cowichan Valley blog?

Is it time to wind it down and move along to other things? Shall I set my Cowichan Valley blog free and embrace #iLoveCowichan on Social Media exclusively? Or maybe take things in an entirely new direction?

When I first started www.iLoveCowichan.ca it was a static website. Then the web progressed and so did the site. Which became a blog about the Cowichan Valley. Over the last few years, life got in the way and health obstacles kept rearing their ugly heads. Blog posts to I Love Cowichan became infrequent until they crawled to a stop altogether.

No matter what though, some things remained constant.

Cowichan Valley Beauty & Bounty

Cowichan Valley BlogLike the scenic beauty of the Cowichan Valley and needing to run errands.  And so,  I’d turn those local road trips into passenger seat photo sessions and have fun posting them to various social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

Social Media is a quick and convenient way to share pictures of our beautiful Cowichan Valley and for shouting out local arts, causes and businesses.  I can cross post to various platforms at once from pretty much anywhere and even stream live.

Social Media apps are fun for sharing my local adventures. Also for taking followers along to other favourite Vancouver Island destinations like Nanaimo & Victoria.

Which brings me back to the destiny of my Cowichan Valley blog or rather, the new direction it’s headed in.

I was seriously considering taking the blog down altogether. Then it hit me. What a shame if all that preexisting Cowichan Valley love went to waste and simply disappeared.

So, that’s why blog posts are starting up again, the home page is going dynamic and that’s just the beginning of the new and improved I Love Cowichan blog.

Instagram Feed @iLoveCowichandotca

For starters, I’ve added the @ilovecowichandotca Instagram feed to the Cowichan Valley blog home page. Which means that each time you visit you’ll see fresh social media posts right here. Stop by anytime and enjoy pictures and videos from around the Cowichan Valley as well as other Vancouver Island communities like Victoria & Nanaimo.

Plus, the Vegetable Recipes section is being revamped and growing steadily

I absolutely adore shopping at farm markets and supporting local food producers, so I mostly cook with fresh vegetables.  Bonus! It’s a healthy habit too.

The vegetable recipes category started out as my own personal virtual recipe box.  It was just a convenient place to store them and easily accessed from anywhere.  As it turns out, people like to visit our recipe pages A LOT.

And, so the Easy Vegetable Recipes section will be added to the Cowichan Valley blog regularly.

Now the Facebook feed also appears here on the Cowichan Valley blog home page

Right after this paragraph, you’ll always see a fresh new #iLoveCowichan Facebook page feed that celebrates the beauty of our little slice of paradise. Filled with posts supporting local agriculture, arts, business, and causes.

23 hours ago

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Giant mushroom that I baked with garlic and butter. Filled a plate. I was told it was yummy 😋

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1 day ago

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Going for the record #Repost @cowichanriver with @get_repost
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The countdown is on! Just 6 more days until our world record attempt.
Don't forget to book your tubes, Link is in our bio.

#thetubeshack #floatthecow #lakecowichan #explorebc #tubing #guinessworldrecord #hellobc #beautifulbritishcolumbia #vancouverisland
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1 day ago

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Here's that story about an orange that I promised...

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1 day ago

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I promise, there’s a bunny in this picture. Good luck finding it. I know where it is and I can’t see it Well, I think I see an eye but, wow that’s great camouflage 🍃

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2 days ago

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Hey guys! As part of our bottle drive on July 20th, we have added another location for the bottle drive.

The lovely people from Shawnigan Lake are doing a fundraiser for bottle drive Raincoast Dog Rescue on July 20th 10 to 5pm at the Malahat Shawnigan Legion. So please save your empties and they can be dropped off at the Malahat Shawnigan Legion on July 20th in between 10-5pm. Thank you so much! 💜🐾
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2 days ago

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Sunday Funday at the BC Forest Discovery Centre Antique Truck show day 2 wraps up at 4:30pm today! This great community family friendly event is put on by the American Historical Truck Society. Come by take a steam train ride and see all the big rigs on display! Come hungry because the ‘almost famous’ 🍔 🌭 concession is open! Plus this event is included in BCFDC Membership 🚂 Chelsey Sweet 🚂 ...

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2 days ago

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The farmstand at 6776 Somenos rd is open today until 7:00. We have certified organic: sugar snap peas, salad mix, zucchini, broccoli, garlic scapes, kale, chard, head lettuce, mint, parsley, basil, and dried: oregano, bay, and lovage, and herbal teas. Plus jams, pies to order, and pasture raised non gmo eggs. Please be honourable and leave cash in the box and thank you for supporting your local farms! ...

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2 days ago

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CAN YOU HELP?
Despite the fact that there are less homeless cats in the Valley than we have ever seen, this is the year of the kittens. Every cat coming in is bringing 5 or 6 kittens with her. We are out of foster space and have two more litters to bring in this weekend, with no place to put them. Experience is nice, but we can train and support if you have the time and ability to work with some of these little ones. Send a message if interested. And please share the bejeepers out of this post!
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2 days ago

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This my friends is what I like to call the ideal human emotion and get the body in motion turbo boosting recalibration station. Stressed, tired, sad? Grab a little downtime with Mother Nature 🌱 You’ll be up and about with a smile on your face again in no time.

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2 days ago

I Love Cowichan

Favourite little swimming hole on the Cowichan River. Must love dogs if you’re going to hang out here.

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