I've wondered about that. There is such a warm feeling when one gets a new follower and such a feeling of ..momentary sadness when we lose one. We wonder what we did wrong. Did we not post enough?
Were our subjects BLAH!
Did we not change the subject often enough? What? Did we talk to much? Not take enough photo's?
Well, anyway I wonder. But then I am a worry wart at times.
Much has been written on this subject..so I am not alone. I know this...and yet I wonder..
Then there are the hugs. Once a woman wrote how silly it all was. She thought it stupid and rediculous and said so. I tiptoed backward when I read that...and made myself scarce. It's not that I don't think that others have the right to think it silly...they do. It's just that..I like it! I think in this world of so many NOT nice things...that having nice things said about your home, your family, your yard, your pet.....anything you choose to post about, is just so nice. This is an impersonal world, for the most part...and getting those hugs sent to me is just so neat. But that's just me...
I worry when I don't get around to visiting everyone. I have lain in bed and suddenly thought of someone I meant to visit and forgot..gotten up and trotted right in and visited them. I am learning that the sweet blogging world is a wonderful place to be..and that people understand when you don't show up for awhile and sometimes they come to see just what the heck the matter is...and they really DO want to know you are alright. Especially when you don't post for a long stretch and they are used to you posting often. I think that's also nice. I knew you thought so too! :)
I am really pretty darned happy. Of course there are things going on in my life. There are things going on in everyone's life. Nothing terrible and I thank heaven for that. A few highs and lows. But over all..not bad at all.
I want to give you an example of the kind of folks we blog with. I know you know.....but this is extra special. Every now and then someone in our community of bloggers reaches out to help.
A prime example is SMB. Do you know her? If you don't, she is a neat person to know...and she is just one of so many!! SO MANY!
SMB or Smart Mouth Broad has a story you should read if you haven't already. No one wants to read about Breast Cancer because it's frightening...but as awful a subject as it is...you should go read her story. It just might save your life.
Then there is Di@ The Blue Ridge Gal. She will make you a gorgeous header...and she does it for NO charge! Especially nice for those of you who might be like me..not so good on the computer. Or you just don't want to take the time to make a change.. :) A warm and sincere thanks is all she asks.. She made mine. Thanks again, Di!
Hugs :) to all of you.
I couldn't get Di's link to work..but she is on my sidebar.