An interview with Vlogger Geocaching Kaity



We did tell you in our last post (in not so many words) that OpenCaching North America considers itself well connected in the Geocaching Twittersphere, didn’t we? A couple weeks ago, we stumbled on the new Twitter account (created in Mid-February) of a new face on the Geocaching Vlogging scene, Geocaching Kaity. We were immediately impressed by her intro video, which is embedded above, and asked her if she would take some time out of her busy schedule for an interview, to which she agreed.

OCNA Blog: Where are you from, when did you start Geocaching, and how did you hear about it?

Kaity: I am from good ole’ Georgia! My dad actually introduced me to geocaching around 2007 when I was in middle school.  He just bought a GPS to use during his deployment in Iraq and needed to test it somehow.  He discovered Geocaching on the internet and that was the beginning of all our fun adventures! I didn’t start my own Geocaching account until 2012 when I had a lot of free time with my friends.

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A Twitter milestone for OCNA

follow-us-on-twitter220We’re in between interviews  here at the OCNA blog, so how about a quick little post to celebrate ourselves? On Wednesday, March 11th, we reached 1,000 followers on Twitter. Yes, we do follow Geocachers, hoping to get followed back (taking a cue from our friends at GeoFleaz.com, who have almost 1,600 followers at press time). And of course we always follow new followers back, unless it’s an obvious spam account.

What will you see on our Twitter feed? Auto tweets about our blog posts, as well as all new cache notifications on our site, also auto tweeted from an RSS feed. We also check the RSS feed for “Geocaching in the news” pretty closely, and like to tweet interesting articles on the hobby (this does not include the often boring “this is what Geocaching is” stories that so many media outlets like to do) . Finally, we like to tweet interesting facts and statistics from our website, although we like to take months long breaks from doing that, so as not to bore anyone. We just started a fresh batch of stat tweets today. According to WeFollow.com, We have a “prominence score” of 71 (out of 100) for being influential people in Geocaching on Twitter; the most influential people being Sonny and Sandy from Podcacher.

And speaking of RSS feeds,  you can also follow @OCNA_Logs, which is a self proclaimed “bot that tweets notification of, and links to, the latest Geocache logs (of all types) posted to the OpenCaching North America website”. That account, which is about a year old, only has 9 followers! Consider throwing us a bone and following that too! Sorry, the bot will not follow you back. :-)

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GeoWoodstock XIII ideas; Cycling in Hancock

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In our last blog post about the Sideling Hill cut on I-68, we were about 35 miles from the site of GeoWoodstock XIII in Boonsboro, Maryland, and we’re inching closer! Above is a view of Hancock, Maryland from U.S. 22 (photo by Andrew Bossi), which is about 6 miles east of the cut, and about 30 miles from GW. Are you bringing a bicycle to GW? (You can rent one too); then Hancock is the place to be! If you don’t believe us, note that there is an official GW Cycling “after event” (created by the GW XII committee), On Sunday Morning, May 24th in Hancock.

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