Tuesday, July 31, 2012
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!
Over the past few months several bloggers I follow have given up their blogs. Some were from illness, some just boredom and a few because they either did not have time or spent too much time blogging.
I also have seen that some of you have noticed that your comments have gone down and wondered if blogging was on it's way out. I do not think so, at least I hope not.
Personally, I have had my blog for almost 2 years. At first it was just to generate some interest in my Etsy Shops but as time went on and I visited many, many blogs around the world and got to know some of you well enough to call friends, my idea of blogging changed.
Before I started my own blog I honestly had no idea what blogging was. I do not really even know when it started. In the short time I have been blogging I have learned so much. Not only have I become a bit of a whiz on building my blog but I now know that there is literally a blog for any interest of any kind.
Whether it is for decor, crafts, art, farming, personal opinions, and I could go on and on, people out there have something to say.
Now, my comments have dropped dramatically and I am just putting it down to the summer months. Everyone wants to be outside. In the winter we cozy up with a cup of something and blog to our hearts content. If you think there is no one out there don't worry, someone is alway listening. I have been through some emotional times this year and always had a response from my lovely blogging family.
I found this quote today and I think it is perfect for bloggers.
I have truly become close to many, many of you. We all are there when someone needs a hug or just a little support ( you all know who you are ).
As for the amount of time I spend blogging, well it does vary. I think on an average I spend two hours a day, not necessarily all at once, posting and catching up on other blogs. Now I do try to do a daily post but that is just me, I love to get my creative opinions out there.
Do I walk away from my desk and enjoy the outdoors, absolutely! I look at blogging as kind of a slash job and social activity. It really does not take a lot of time. I will be doing somethine else and come up with an idea for a post. Sometimes I will do a little work on a post and save it until later. All of my posts are not about my life they are about everything.
That being said, I must go, I have a birthday cake and dozens of cupcakes to bake today. This post took me around 12 minutes to complete.
Before I go I really do need some help. For some reason I have been unable to leave comments on some blogs. When I go to leave a comment and it says " enter a profile" nothing happens. I find that I have no trouble with those of you who have the pop up window but the ones at the bottom of your posts just don't work. I have tried emptying my cache but it still did not work.
Do any of you have this problem? Does anyone know what I can try? I really miss leaving comments on these blogs because they are some that I read daily.
And don't forget to KEEP ON BLOGGING. It is fun, it is social, it is a way of life.
Images from PINTEREST.
UPDATE- JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU KNOW THAT THE COMMENT PROBLEM MAY BE SOLVED. THE LOVELY ISSY AT WOMAN SEEKING CENTRE BLOG WAS NICE ENOUGH TO CHANGE HER COMMENT AREA TO A POP UP AND NOW I CAN COMMENT. IF YOU THINK YOUR COMMENTS HAVE GONE DOWN AND YOU DON'T USE THE POP UP WINDOW MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY IT. THANKS ISSY!