Tuesday, July 28, 2009

De-Lurking Day


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.

18 comments:

Crissybug said...

I am a faithful reader even though I don't always comment. I love coming here are reading about Zaya's wonderful imagination or the silly thing Mim does. I am glad that I found you years ago.

Peter B. said...

We still care, even if we don't comment!! :)
Consider yourself encouraged! Life wouldn't the same without updates on what Zaya and Mim are up to!!!
Peter

Anonymous said...

I read your blog, all of it.
clay

Anonymous said...

I'm a lurker. :) I get a kick out of what you right about your life and family. Please keep it up!

Becca

tina said...

I read every time you post something new.

Anonymous said...

I always read (and sometimes comment :-)

I love the way you write and I love reading about your adorable kiddos. And I love feeling like I can somehow keep up with you in some small way.

Erica

Carina said...

Aah...Carina basks in the glow of comments...

Thanks so far, all.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about. Lots of people read your blog. I read it all the time, I'm just not much of a commenter. Don't you dare stop.

Love,
Aunt N.

Tina's Sister said...

I admit it. I'm a lurker. I love your blog because your kids are so funny. And because it has real content. Now that you know I'm a lurker I promise I will leave comments.

Beth said...

I love your blog. It is the only way Craig and I can keep up with you guys. Love ya, Beth

Lilibeth said...

Well, you know I read it...every time you post, and I never get tired of hearing what my grandchildren say or do. You are an excellent writer and many times I have to smile or chuckle out loud when I read it.

Anonymous said...

I read them sometimes, and I never comment when I do. -Elijah

SUNNYBROOK said...

I read every single one. They bring me many chuckles.

aftergrace said...

I read each and every one, I love them! I've just been out of touch for awhile, sorry. :(

anewphelps said...

I have to admit, I read every single one, and I often read them out loud to John Mark. I love keeping up with Zaya and Mim as they live life so vivaciously...even though it makes you tired! :)

Anonymous said...

I read your blog to, not as often as I would like, but I do! It's fun keeping up with your family! :)
Michelle :)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I am WAY behind in my blog reading!!! I love to read and comment on my favorite blogs, but this summer has been so busy. I'm around, I promise, but maybe not as often as I would like.

One thing I love about your blog (it was one of the first I started reading 2 years ago when I first started blogging) is your writing style, plus the amazingly wonderful things that Mim and Zaya do!

Qtpies7 said...

I read! I know I am late, but better late than never, right?
And you haven't left too many comments on my blog either, should I be worried? LOL
I actually haven't been reading blogs lately, we are so busy with Kaytlin's princess stuff, and other crazy things that are going on. I can hardly wait until school starts here! Wait, I am homeschooling this year, it will make things worse............