|my reflection pool - expensive but oh so peaceful (when it's not summer and screaming kidlettes have taken it over)|
I've been thinking a lot about blogging lately (you know - so I don't have to think about studying....) - and there's been a load of posts around blogland that have fed into those reflections.
'10 reasons why I don't read your blog'- at 'Where's My Glow?'.
'....Five tips why I won't leave a comment on your blog'- at 'A Beach Cottage'.
'Getting comments on your blog' - at 'And Then There Were Four'.
'Why I DO follow your blog' - at Catharsis.
'People do not follow blogs; They follow other people'- at 'Writing Happiness'.
'A few tips from a blog groupie' - at 'Karen S. Elliott - The Word Shark'.
A lot of interesting and very insightful reads.
The first link really got me thinking - including all the comments that accompanied that post.
Ultimately your blog is your space. Period. But if you are hoping for more people to join you on this bloggy ride - there's a lot of good stuff in there to have a think about.
My number 1 reason for leaving a blog - when photos take far too long to load. That's just me.
(eeek - I hope my photos don't do that for you...?)
If anyone wants tips on how to make your uploads and reloads of photos better - let me know. I'd love to help if I can.
For this blog, I've decided to give better punctuation a go - sorry if it's been bugging you. When I started this blog I seemed to have an aversion to capitol letters. Did it bug you?????
I do draw the line at nefotlak. and family names - you'll just have to suck it up and deal with those.....
Last night I even went back and fixed up the last two posts - but that's it - I'm not going to fix up the remaining 90+ prior to that. Let's just call it all 'a personal-blogging-growth-spurt' - and be done with it.
No haters - please!
I am a people pleaser generally - but I also thought that I don't really deserve a teaching degree if I can't even punctuate my own blog!
Huge thanks also to Sally over at 'Us+House=Home'- for taking the time to send me an email to let me know that she couldn't leave comments because of my blogger settings. Hopefully it's all good now.
I also feel that I have been hiding behind a lot of fixing and crafting - surface stuff that keeps me busy but doesn't show the real me. There are reasons behind that - I'm working on those. This little growth spurt I'm having has made me see that. I'm going to attempt to be the real me. Cause I'm OK once you get to know me! Promise.
hugz from me.