How are you? Everything is going well I am
just out of blog decorating ideas right now.
I cut my finger wide open watering my flowers
and haven't done much. It's finally healing.
Don't drop a plastic flower pot and
then try to catch it in midair. Ouch!
In the meantime how about having a chat
about our thoughts on blogging overall.
I have seen others discussing these things and
thought you might want to share your thoughts.
Why do you blog? Do you advertise?
What are your pet peeves? Your favorite aspects?
What is the meaning of the *follower* widget?
Does it even have one really?
I'll start with my thoughts...
First let me say I blog for you! Really.
The friendships are the most important aspect for me.
I do not accept advertising and don't plan too.
This is just a fun way of connecting for me.
I don't really care to read a blog with a cold feel to it.
I have a few pet peeves and they are *music*
and *comment verification*. I read and
comment alot and I cannot multitask. I mute
the music while I'm trying to read even if I like the song.
Comment verification seems like a step that is not needed.
Try taking it off and see what happens. It really
makes it easier for your readers to comment and you
may find you like your blog better without it.
Finally I will share with you my thoughts on the
*follower* widget. For me it's plain and simple.
It works well! I have to tell you if it wasn't for this
handy dandy feature I would never be able to keep
up with all of you. I have tried using the *subscribe*
feature as well and receiving constant emails
was not for me. I enjoy using my google reader
to browse blogs on my time. Many have said they
don't care for it being called followers as it sounds
like a popularity contest or reminds them of high school.
I admit to having those pesky hurt feelings over it when I
have lost followers and then wondered why. I have
decided no more of that. It's not a personal thing.
I am grateful for each and every one of my readers.
I consider you an automatic friend.
You're always welcome here anytime!
Please feel free to share your thoughts.
I'll be back with a decorating post or a
healthy recipe as soon as I can.
I plan to visit all of you this week!
You are all good people. Thank you.
Blogging is a wonderful thing!