Sunday, December 13, 2009
As I was reviewing some of my old stuff (is 7 months ago considered old?) I noticed a shift in how I write and what I share. This blog started as a place to write down how I felt when I lost a wonderful friend due to stupidity and mis-communication. After I had worked through that, I switched gears and started to share the oh, so boring daily life recount (sort of like a journal). And on to today, where I became caught up in the blog carnivals and mindless posts (you know the ones were I just write blurbs about pretty much nothing at all) As I was reading some of the newer stuff, I wondered why anyone would read them!
I had shared with a few of my readers that I was contemplating shutting down the blog completely. Many of the responses I received was take a break MJ and see if that’s what you really want. Honestly, leaving here is not what I want - I have gained several people that I really treasure in my life. (yes that includes you HeatherLynn) BUT, I do want to get back to being myself.
I will admit, somehow I got caught up in the lets see how many followers I have/gain. Truthfully, I liked it better when I had under 10 followers!!! I don’t know if it was the closeness I felt with them or knowing that they didn’t follow me just in hopes of me following them. (gasp, it does happen!!) Once I started gaining followers and awards I had “Blog Freeze.” I warned you all I was afraid it would happen, and well my prediction came true (well in my silly mind it did) Therefore, I did away with the follow widget. Who cares how many followers I have or whom they are?? If someone really wants to follow me, there is a way that Blogger has built into their Nav Bar at the top.
Also, I am super busy right now - just because I don’t comment doesn’t mean I don’t like you. I know life is busy for everyone right now with the Holidays and then those of us that work also have that. I do not expect comments either, so don’t feel as though you HAVE to leave one. (I want to know since when has the number of comments left reflected how well people like you [sort of like how many followers]???) YES, comments are nice, but once again, I UNDERSTAND if you can’t or don’t leave one!
I am actually trying to handwrite my posts before submitting them also. I have found that I relay my thoughts in a more concise manner if I do. (well it seems like it to me at least :o) Because of this, there may be fewer posts [I better not hear any cheering!!] Of course, it could also lead to more because I have several pages started with ideas I would like to write on!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!