September 30, 2009 Wilfred Joseph

To Blog or not to Blog that is the question. Whether it is better to get lost and left behind as a Luddite and suffer the thought that you are growing old and losing touch with your youth, or to go to the computer and write and share and join forces with the youthful masses. And, by opposing do nothing.  Therefore to turn old, to be disconnected, to be left back in the 20th century, to be dead.”
I like life so therefore I blog.
As you can see I am attempting to paraphrase Shakespeare (and trying to be funny too)  to explain the quandary that I have been experiencing these last few months since I recognized that I was going to write a blog. And as I am no Shakespeare, I will not bore you anymore prose like that and proceed with my blog.
Blogging is all the rage now for businesses.  Business people now get to share their experiences with those who are interested and willing to read.  As I understand it, there are three main reasons to blog.

  1. To Brag about your products, services and events (Veda’s delicious date nut bread)
  2. To share your personal stories and experiences (The joys of maintaining a 200 year old house)
  3. To drive people to your website and grow your business ( I like this one)
  4. Search engines love it because the content is fresh and easier to update than a website

Therefore I am excited to announce to our fans that we will be sharing things about the B&B, The North Fork, the wineries, my thoughts with you our fans, clients and others.  I am very excited, as in very new project I must temper my enthusiasm with common-sense and not overwhelm you. I have a lot that I want to share with you.

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Carousel in Greenport, NY

Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast is celebrating our 10th year in business.  We started our B&B in Late August 1999.  We really thought that we knew what we were doing.  In that time we have seen so many things change, new additions and upgrades to the B&B, 9/11, two wars, two new grandchildren, a black president, additional B&Bs in the area and many new wineries among other things.  One thing that has remained constant is our love of what we do being Innkeepers.  Veda and I love what we do and love our guests.
We get a tremendous amount of pleasure from providing service and seeing the pleasure they derive from it.  We would not be able to do it all without guests, supporters, friends, relatives and suppliers.  This has been a blast and we are looking for to having fun on the roller coaster for a while.
We started out by saying that we would get the best guests, and we have and that we would do two things exceptionally well, BED and BREAKFAST, and we’ve managed to do just that.
To remind you and me, we live in a beautiful piece of Nature’s handiwork called Long Island’s East End.  Specifically, here on the North Fork as opposed to the Hamptons, we experience the bucolic nature of the area.  Here we have wineries, vineyards, farms, pristine beaches, hiking trails, preserves, ponds, fishing and best of all “the light”.  The Light is often described by painters that source of light that makes things luminous.  In addition the weather that is so much different and milder than in New York City.  Come visit us sometime soon.

September 15, 2009 Wilfred Joseph

Arbor View House North Fork Long Island Bed and Breakfast

  • I am new to  WordPress. This is my first post.  I started it in May, and here we are in September.
    Things I might blog about
  • Arbor View House Bed & Breakfast and SPA
  • Long Island Wineries
  • North Fork Restaurants
  • Real Estate
  • Old Houses (This one is over 200 Years old)
  • My nine grandchildren
  • The art of “Doing Nothing.”

I will come back to this later, see you soon.  I will get my thoughts together.

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