Thank you very very much. I am so happy/grateful/honored/surprised that you fine folks are reading and commenting and following this blog. I never expected to have this many followers and so soon. (I know this amount is nothing compared to other folks, but it still means something to me)
I read blogs like crazy and although I follow several of them, there are many more that I won’t follow for a variety of reasons, so I’m grateful when folks deem my bit o the web worthy of a follow.
This blog feels comfortable for me. (I mean, it should, it’s my life and thoughts) And I feel that as I go along with it, I’ll feel more and more comfortable sharing more and more about my life and being okay with having it open for public consumption and comment.
I posed a question on 20SB recently asking other 20 something bloggers if they feel they’ll ever stop blogging and got some inspiring responses that reminded me that blogging really is a lifestyle and more than just a hobby.
Written in my “about me” page is that this blog would be all over the place, because I am all over the place. So far that’s rung true. I was thinking about my life, and the life changes that will inevitably come along like: grad school, planning a wedding, marriage, moving, being pregnant, raising a family, starting a career..etc. and wondered how I would integrate them into my blog. How much would I (should I) share? Would people be interested? Would I alienate/bore/lose/gain followers?
I figured I’d add the life changes as they come because this is a life blog. If folks don’t like it, they can kick rocks, but with the calibre of ladies reading here, I doubt that’ll happen. Everyone seems so awesome and supportive. And then when I go blog stalk them, they’ve got funny, cute, quirky and interesting things to say on their own blog.
I’ve read posts from longtime bloggers who say that some of their best friends are women they met in the blogosphere, and at first it seemed so foreign that a connection that deep could be made via blogging, but now that I started my own blog and see how incredible the variety of personalities are in this community, I realize how easily friendships can form. I’d love to be able to say I met a bestie via blogging. And even if that doesn’t happen, I’m glad I’ll be able to say I have a blog that people enjoy reading.
That said: I’ve made a couple changes to the blog, and I hope it makes it easier and more appealing to you.
- I read on MakeUnderMyLife that commenting should be easy for readers, so I removed the word verification bit.
- I’m going to try to add more photos and lists in my posts to make it more eye friendly
Also, I’m going to try to post 6 days a week minimum, and if I’m away for any extended period of time (like last month) I’ll let you know in advance, and schedule posts during the gap.
If there are any glaring “blogging newbie” mistakes you notice I’ve been making, please let me know so I can improve this badboy.
Workin’ to be a better blogger and bloggy friend 🙂