Would be a whole lot happier if it weren't for snow that's falling, yet again, and the 50 mph wind gusts blowing the snow all willeynilley like.
It just looks cold out there.
I wanted to share a few blog entries from a couple other bloggers this morning. It was on the subject of feelings of inadequacy some of us fairly new, still small bloggers may have in regards to our readership compared to some of those big, "rock star" bloggers in our genre.
I know I've felt it a few times. I tell myself that I blog because I really enjoy it.
Just the process of it, for me, is enjoyable . . .
. . . sharing my thoughts, photos, ideas with whomever might be out there stumbling upon my teeny, tiny corner of blogland.
I tell myself it doesn't matter that my stat counter tells me I had 45 visits today (30 of them being me!!! LOL :o), and I think it really doesn't. But sometimes I do wonder how in the world do some bloggers get sooo many readers. I'm not even talking about followers, because I was a blog reader of lots and lots of blogs for several years before I started becoming an official follower of many of them. I'm talking about the amount of people commenting. And on sometimes extremely insignificant type posts.
Let me say I am so appreciative of my regular readers - those that comment and those that don't.
(I know who some of you non-commenting readers are!! ;o)
And those of you that comment regularly, you all ROCK!!! We all have to admit that the comments help keep us blogging sometimes, right?
I'm digressing a bit . . . .
The reason for this post is to share with those of you who may not have seen these bloggers' posts. They really are a shot in the arm for us smaller, humble bloggers with a handful of followers and regular readers. I think it's admirable of them to cheer us on.
Now, I'm sure there's been quite a few of these types of posts from other big bloggers, but the post from Dawn at
has stuck in my memory because she posted this particular entry soon after I started my blog.
And, besides, we all know - those of you that know Dawn, and who doesn't know Dawn??!!!! - that she is just the sweetest, kindest blogger out there. You can just "feel" it in her written words. Know what I mean?
Read this post Dawn wrote back in September of last year. It was very inspiring to me as a brand-spankin' new blogger at the time. It's also how I found some great new bloggers as well!
Just this morning, I found this post at Kim's blog,
Both these posts really helped to inspire me, and I hope that those of you who perhaps have not seen these posts will get the same inspiration. I love finding new, smaller bloggers. It feels good commenting and feeling like you're helping someone just starting out. Sometimes I feel like the big bloggers don't really need my readership when they've got thousands of followers and scores of comments for each post. Oh, I still visit, but I like to spend more of my time at my slightly smaller counterparts' blogs.
On a personal note, I'm hoping to finally win the battle with
by the end of this weekend. I'm almost there. What an unpleasant project this has been. Stay tuned for the big reveal in a couple days! ;o)
Have a great Friday, everyone!
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