Friday, September 7, 2012

blog encouragement

I've said it before, but it's worth revisiting. 
I write this blog, first-and-foremost, for myself. 
There is a sort of therapy I get from writing, posting, and sharing.
I'm proud that I've been able to create these things and made a place to keep record of them.
However, I do like to know that other people are enjoying my contributions to the blog world too. 
My cousin Kim (Hi Kim!) has been my #1 supporter; making me feel like my posts are actually anticipated and enjoyed. 
I've once had someone tell me they couldn't believe I only had 8 followers. I was both flattered... and kind of sad. 
Why don't I have more followers?
How do I get more?
Do I really even care?
^^^Hello to my awesome followers!^^^

I think I'm split 50/50. 
I care
   & I don't. 
Because admitting that I would want to have more followers is admitting that the focus of writing for myself is shifting to writing for others & I'm a little hesitant. 
But then I think about how much I love to check in on some of my favorite bloggers (check out my "Blogs I Love" page above)and the simple joy I get from reading about their new projects & life happenings. I'm inspired and encouraged to keep sharing.

And then yesterday this happened:

What a 'small world' moment!!
I really am flattered.
Hi Sabrina's friend! Thanks for finding (and sharing) my blog!!
 Where am I going with all this?

I guess I think it would be cool (and encouraging) to ask the people who are enjoying my blog to show some love!
follow me
leave a comment
Let me know you're here!

Because, I guess, at the end of the day I'd be ok with 8 followers but I'd be encouraged by more. 
I won't called it begging:
simply asking....
please don't make me beg-
I'm not above it!

I'll hold up my end of the deal, too-
 bringing you more projects and tid-bits than ever before.
Let's do this together.

UPDATE: In an attempt to make this blog more follower friendly- I've added new ways to connect. -------> check 'em out over there on the right.
AND choose one way to follow- or two- or all! 


  1. HAHA! after reading this you made me realize that I can comment on here, and not just email you to tell you how much I LOVE READING YOUR BLOG! You really do make my day when I check my email and see that you posted on your blog, I read it immediately! I'm proud to have you as my cousin!

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