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So I’m Going Through The Blogroll in the Right Hand Column and…

So I’m going through the GMG Blogroll (a list of links) in the right hand column of the blog (for those who subscribe and get the email version go to www.goodmorninggloucester.com  and you can see what I’m talking about) and I start clicking through the list of links.

I hadn’t gone through the list for a while but what I found was that a huge number of the blogs that I link to in the GMG Blogroll either haven’t been updated in over a year or don’t even exist any more.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that it doesn’t matter how fantastic the content you create, there are a bazillion other websites out there that you are competing for eyeballs with.  Many people think you can just create a website, register a domain and then magically a million people know about your blog and are anxious to find you.  Well for probably 99.5% of people who start blogs my guess is that after pouring your heart and soul into it for a while and if it doesn’t pick up steam you look at your stats and it could be disheartening and you lose the drive to update it.  Thud.  End of story.

This isn’t to discourage anyone from starting a blog, but rather to celebrate the ones who have been doing it for a while and have kept at it.

This brings me to my buddy Bowsprite who I discovered back in the first months of creating GMG.  How I found her and Marty’s son Brian and Bowsprite’s buddy Tugster was through a search for like minded bloggers who were blogging about industrial boats.  They were all located in NY.

Monkeyfist (seated and facing away) Bowsprite and Tugster Visit Gloucester

Posted on November 17, 2009 by Joey C


Our Marty Luster actually moved here after a two or three day visit to Gloucester with his blogging son Brian (Marty wasn’t a part of GMG yet)  whose blog A Movable Bridge hasn’t been updated in far too long.

But Bowsprite has kept at it.

My dream is to have her up here and take over one of the months at the Goettemann residency on Rocky neck so she could illustrate Gloucester’s industrial ships and share her deep love for Industrial waterfronts with us.  I’ve even written on her behalf to the selection committee but it hasn’t happened yet.  Maybe some day.

Anyway, Kudos To Bowsprite for keeping at it.  You really ought to check out here site, her stories and her illustrations.  She’s one of my favs and an incredibly kind soul.

Check out her waterbog here-

Bowsprite: A New York Harbor Sketchbook


and this from here visit to the dock to take a dip in Gloucester Harbor-

Bowsprite’s November Gloucester Harbor Swim 11/16/09

Posted on November 16, 2009 by Joey C

Bowsprite is an artist and blogger from the sixth borough in NY.  Check out her incredible nautical illustrations by clicking this text

Who drives up from New Yawk to jump in Gloucester’s inner harbor for a leisurely swim in mid-November?  Bowsprite, that’s who.


All It Takes Is One Visit Posted  November 29, 2009 by Joey C

Welcome To Gloucester Marty! Posted on May 14, 2010 by Joey C

Chickity Check It!- Marty’s Son Brian Has His Own Photo A Day For 365 Project Going

Brian reminded me yesterday whene he stopped down the dock that I used to refer to Marty as the other guy, having known Brian through his New York Waterblog a full year or two before Marty decided to move here and make all the rest of us look like amateur photographers. 

It was two years ago now that I met Marty when he made that fateful trip with Brian to Gloucester for the Dory raffle from Upstate New York and Brooklyn-

For The Dory Raffle Brian and Marty Luster Drive From Brooklyn

Posted on October 3, 2009 by Joey C


So it wasn’t six months later Marty decided to move to Gloucester after just one visit!  Read this blog post from the following May.

Welcome To Gloucester Marty!

Posted on May 14, 2010 by Joey C

Back on October 3 Marty luster came to Gloucester with his son Brian, a Brooklynite who runs the fantastic water blog A Movable Bridge Brian came to Gloucester with his dad Marty and attended the International Dory season wrap up … Continue reading →

So here is Son of GMG master photographer Marty Luster and  FOB Brian Luster’s new picture a day Blog “Backward Glance” image

Click here to check it out

Welcome To Gloucester Marty!

Back on October 3 Marty luster came to Gloucester with his son Brian, a Brooklynite who runs the fantastic water blog A Movable Bridge

Brian came to Gloucester with his dad Marty and attended the International Dory seaon wrap up party and dory raffle determined to win the dory.

Marty fell so in love with Gloucester after just one visit he determined he had to move here.

He landed the day before yesterday and I’m sure he is deep into unpacking boxes and all that goes with a big move. But i wanted to welcome him.

welcome welcome welcome!

Here’s some video from the night marty arrived in Gloucester which he probably didn’t know at the time but ended up being a huge crossroad in his life.

Marty has his own site as well as son Brian-
Here’s his site: http://www.photonewsservice.com/

And here’s the link to his pictures from Gloucester from the trip that made him decide to move there: http://www.photonewsservice.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=1310

All It Takes Is One Visit

Back on October 3 New York waterblogger Brian Luster came up to visit Gloucester with his dad Marty.

Here’s what has transpired since-

From Brian-

Remember the other day when I mentioned that my parents were making an offer on a house in Gloucester?  Well, they have a deal, and if everything goes as planned they’ll be moving to Gloucester in the spring.  I’m having trouble believing it.  My father made that one weekend visit there with me in October, and the next thing I know, he’s moving there.
Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, and I guess I’ll be visiting again before too long.
Here’s Brian’s bike- Representing of course!
Here’s the text from the day after Brian and Marty had left Gloucester for New York-
October 3, 2009

I’ve had the pleasure to hang out with Brian Luster and his dad Marty from A Moveable Bridge.  We went to breakfast yesterday and got to talk blogging and boats and breakfast and food and all kinds of other good stuff like the difference between “partners” and girlfriends and how some people call their long time girlfriends partners even though they’re not gay.

I discovered Brian’s blog last year after Schooner Festival when I had done an interview with some of the crew members on the Lettie G Howard.  There are a group of bloggers from New York who are a pretty incestuous group.  They all post on each other’s blogs and have similar interests.  (sort of the way I comment on Jay, Kathleen and Steve B’s blogs)

Well here are some of the New York Waterfront Bloggers blogs that I think you ought to know about because they post some pretty interesting stuff that is similar to what we’re doing up here in Gloucester.  I normally wouldn’t give these fucking New York people the time of day (especially given their propensity to root for the Yankees, Jets and Giants).  But since I’ve met Brian and Marty and they seem like regular folk just like us I’ll give ‘em a pass on the whole Evil Empire thing.

I’m hoping Brian can organize a field trip of sorts with these New York waterfront bloggers for next year’s Schooner Festival so I can get to meet them and host them for a Beer and Blog event.

Check out these blogs if you get a chance, if you like what we do here on GMG you ought to dig the New York versions too (even if they are FUCKING NEW YORKERS).




Well Marty- Welcome To Gloucester!  Glad we showed you a good enough time that you decided to pick up roots and move on out to the greatest place on earth.

Chickity Check It!- A Brooklynite’s View Of Gloucester

Brian Luster, a Brooklynite who is a FOB has posted his adventures from last weekend in Gloucester on his blog- A Moveable Bridge


Brian and his dad Marty stayed at The Crow’s Nest click the link above to hear what he has to say about his adventures in Gloucester and Rockport.

Chickity Check It!- A Brooklynite Visits Gloucester

click the picture to check out A Movable Bridge

click the picture to check out A Movable Bridge

Brian, a fellow blogger from Brooklyn came to town for a visit.  Before he came I tried to give him some suggestions on stuff to do around town.

Click this text to read his account of his day in Gloucester