Tuesday, July 28, 2009
While I don't plan to stop blogging any time soon, I have to say that it's become a little disheartening. I certainly don't expect everyone to comment on every post, but I have a sneaking suspicion that not only are people not commenting, they aren't even reading anymore.
I love being able to record memories from this time in my life as a Mommy and etc., and that's the main reason I'm keeping up with it at all, but it's also nice to know that there are people out there who care enough to, you know, read it every now and then. I know several relatives have stopped reading it all together, and that makes me a little sad, although it's perfectly understandable.
In light of this, I am declaring my own personal de-lurking day. If you are reading this post, and, more specifically, if you read my blog in general, please leave me a comment. If you don't have an internet identity, just post your comment as anonymous and include your name in your comment. In fact, you don't even have to write a comment; you can just write your name or some nickname that I will recognize.
Consider it a little encouragement for a friend or loved one if that helps you.
I know I don't write every single day, so you might get tired of checking the blog only to find that it hasn't changed. That's where something like Bloglines comes in. There should be a link to it in the left column of my blog somewhere. You can create an account on bloglines and put all the blogs you read in there. Then when one of those blogs has a new post, their name will show up in bold instead of regular print. That way you can keep track of several people if you want, but you don't have to check all their pages every day. You just check bloglines, and then connect directly to the blogs that have new posts.