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Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Have No Idea...

I have so many blogs that I follow now. One leads to a new one and then that one leads me to another one...

I can almost always find a few that I end up following in the many weekly link ups provided by Things I Can't Say, Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop & Momma Made it Look Easy. I click on a link, read the post attached to the link and then if I like that post...I go through their blog and decide if it is something I want to read regularly.

Sometimes it is the beautifully written words that grab me. Other times I find it is the post filled with snarky comments and humor. On occasion it is a blog about a struggle and trying to deal with it and/or overcome it. Every once in a while it is a mom that parents the same way I do or want to. Every so often I find a blog that covers all of the above.

Today though, I am looking at my own blog. I have no idea what makes people want to be a follower to my blog or visit every once in a while. I know I have written before about how I try not to compare myself to other bloggers but it is hard not to.

I don't feel like my blog is very well written. I don't feel like I move anyone to tears or laughter.

I write like I talk to my friends. They may not be the best chosen words or the snarkiest but they all mean something because when I am a friend...I am a true friend. I will help & support you. I will speak of you with respect & adoration. I will stand up for & defend you.

I am hoping that shows on this blog but I have no idea...

As if you probably can tell I am in a weird place today. Not sure why my head is leading me on this doubtful path but it has.

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At December 8, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

I started reading because I heard we both live in the same state. But I kept reading because I enjoy glimpses into you and your family. I want to know you!

 
At December 8, 2011 at 1:32 PM , Blogger Shell said...

It does shine through- your good heart.

Reading your posts is like visiting with a friend and having a chat. xo

 
At December 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM , Blogger KLZ said...

You will attract like people. Every blogger has these doubts and worries about the who/what/why/how of blogging. Fret not, you're not alone out here on the big wide web.

 
At December 8, 2011 at 2:37 PM , Blogger llawlor said...

I LOVE your blog- look forward to it daily and miss you each weekend. You DO make me cry! I did yesterday reading about your parents' being away and that is why you are having a CRAP day...well good enough reason I say...could be the two days of rain too. Anyway they happen. I am determined to have a pj day until I leave in a hour...I started reading your blog because you're my friend and I continue because I like the tone and raw feelings. I like your reflections and insights and the way you piece it together. You are a smart cookie! I can identify with a lot of your feelings and I like that you are not afraid to honestly explore them. You take the bad with the good and make it better:)

 
At December 8, 2011 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Maren said...

I read your blog because of YOU. Because you are genuine, funny, smart. Because I feel like you actually care. :)

 
At December 8, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

Kristen~ I feel the same way about my own blog. But I can tell you this, I love reading your blog because your sweet, honest, and you made me feel like we'd known each other for years after talking to you just once. That is why I love you! :) So quit doubting yourself girl, and just keep sharring your heart and being yourself. That will always be better then "good enough" in my books. xoxo

 
At December 8, 2011 at 8:39 PM , Anonymous Jennie@gotmyreservations said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do encourage you to try the Night Before Christmas sing-along. It's a wicked hard piano accompaniment but well worth it if you play the piano. If not, order the music and teach your daughters the words and music via youtube! I know what you mean about writing -- is anyone really listening? By the way, I hope your parents are having a fabulous time.I didn't get to go to Europe until 2003, which I blogged about last week.

 
At December 8, 2011 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Kim said...

I have had the same doubts and ALWAYS compare my blog to others that I follow. In the end, I always come back to all I can be is me. It's all I know. I love your blog and look forward reading each new post! I think the fact that you write your posts as if you are telling the story to a friend is one of the reasons I love it, I feel like I am your friend :)

 
At December 8, 2011 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Sara said...

You're blog is great! I've only wandered it a bit (Miss A is keeping me busy this week!) but you do write like a friend & you are a very good friend, very supportive!

 
At December 9, 2011 at 2:10 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I've probably said this before, but I truly look forward to reading your writing. I think you come across as real and your posts are very heartfelt and often funny. Like Shell said--it feels like having a chat with a friend.

 
At December 9, 2011 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

I have been thinking the same things lately about my own blog and writing. I love reading your blog for many reasons. You are the first person on twitter/blog that reached out to me. I feel "connected" to you and want to get to know you and your family and what makes you tick.Your posts make me laugh and cry (especially the one about your brother decorating your house for Christmas). Keep writing so I can keep reading!

 
At December 12, 2011 at 12:27 AM , Blogger Jackie said...

I think all bloggers have these doubts. I know I do. Sometimes, I think it's great that people visit and comment. Other times, I get nothing and start thinking my writing is bad. But, just don't let it get to you. Keep writing about what you enjoy.

 
At December 12, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Anonymous OneMommy said...

I love your blog b/c it's real. I feel like I know you in a way; like chatting with a friend.

Don't sell yourself short; you've got a great blog!

 

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