Friday, February 26, 2010


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.
I do.
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!

Thanks for visiting!
Leave a comment so I can get to know you.


Darlene said...

Morning Carla,

You are just cracking me up with your battle of THE I hope YOU have won it...I'm sure you have and I bet it turned out FABULOUS! I can't wait to see it.

I blog because I enjoy it. Not to get the most readers or comments. I also try to ALWAYS comment or reply back to people that visit me. When you are a BIG blog you wouldn't be able to do that and I wouldn't like that. I LOVE my little corner of blog world and the wonderful people I have "met" through blogging.

I've visited one of the blogs you mentioned but have never been to the other one. Now I will go.....

Sorry about all your snow. We have dodged that bullet this morning. It is just raining here in my area. Enjoy your weekend.♥

Jen T said...

Hey Carla -

We do all have to make our own magic! I love going from one blog to another and seeing what everyone is doing and getting ideas. I love seeing how many people are in so many ways - it's cool! Drop cloths are great to work with..good luck on your chair - you can do it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Don't talk to me about snow! It's still coming down here and we were one of the last parts of NY to get it. I expect the high winds are next.

Can't wait to see your chair. I had a day off from the day job today and I feel like I'm doing several things at once. I'm trying to take advantage of this extra day to finish up a project.

As long as you have fun with your blog Carla, that is what ultimately matters. If you start to feel bad because you don't have so many commenters or followers, I think you wind up not enjoying it as much. I try not to pay attention to the numbers, although I do admit that I get an "oh no" through my mind when I see the follower number drop by one.

Hopemore Studio said...

Hi Carla! I really truly hope this crazy winter ends soon. I guess being stuck in the house with the 'chair' is just destined to be. You'll get it done, I know it.

Thanks for the inspiration today, I agree it is easy to compare ourselves to blogs that have been growing and gaining readership for years. I always try to remain with the 'less is more' not just in my blog but in life, it is a daily challenge though.


Kerin said...

Hi Carla!
Just love reading your blog.
I started my blog because so many folks would just tell me how much they love all the things that I do.
To me.. it's just everyday life:)
I agree with Darlene. Big ol' bloggers don't comment on us little bloggers pages. I guess they are too busy.
We will just have to be each others cheer squad and support all the little bloggers.
Can't wait to see how your project turns out.

Hopefully, Spring is on it's way soon, then we will all feel much better.
We can throw the windows open, and let fresh air and sunshine in. It will boost our spirits for sure!
Have a great day!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hello dear Carla!!! You are such an angel linking to my post! I so believe this, that we all are a part of this wonderful blogging's just that some of us have been doing it longer, you know? I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Sweet Tea said...

I enjoy your Blog and I love to stop by. So glad you think I "rock"! Small Bloggers need to support each other, that's part of the fun!...I'll be watching for "the chair" reveal.

Paula said...

Carla, hope this morning the weather is better up there...yesterdays wind was unbearable! We didn't get any snow this time...thank goodness!
I'll tell you, when I started blogging I never really thought about being a 'big blogger' and I try not to even now. I just want to have fun with my blogging and I do, so, mission accomplished:)
I love your blog...I've watched you grow in your blogging here, I think you have a wonderful writing style that really 'talks' to your reader, that takes talent methinks!
Have a great weekend & stay warm:)

Jerri said...

I'm not sure how some bloggers gets their numbers up. My own personal opinion is that the ones I like best are the "home made ones." Real life. Real stories. Real crafts. And all the mistakes that sometimes go along.


Kerin said...

Hi Carla!
Just quick, I wanted to let you know that I added you to my blog list.
You are so down-to-earth and have such a fun blog to read, that I wanted to share it! :)
Have the best day!

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