Monday, October 11, 2010

The Black Sheep of Blogland

I've been watching my stats.

Watching my comments.

Nothing.

Or very little anyway.



Suddenly I am the black sheep.  Ouch.


And for some reason this morning it made me particularly sad. 



Did I say something terribly offensive?  Am I boring?  What could have happened?  Where are all the people that used to stop by and comment?  Or even those who, when I would visit their blogs, would comment back?  Where is the dialogue?  The comraderie?  Maybe I should just give up.

And then I decided to heck with it.  I blog because I like to write, I like to put together words and pictures to convey a message, I write as a creative outlet. I like my work.  My words are therapy.

Yeah, sure...I'd like to have 100 or more dedicated followers.  I'd love to have blogland friends like all the other girls do.  But the fact is, I don't.  Probably never will.  And after really thinking long and hard about it, that's ok.

This is for me.  This is my happiness, my experience, my world.  Obviously I want to share it with others or I wouldn't be here.  For those who want to join me in my "chaos", I say "Welcome!"  I truly hope you enjoy what you read and perhaps will be touched and moved in some way.

13 comments:

Kristin said...

What a great post! I was intrigued to visit because of the FAB title - and you are so right - this is just for us, although you never know who may be inspired by your words. Kristin xo

Leslie Limon said...

Oh sweetie! You're not the black sheep of Blogland! We all have our good days and bad days. I've written posts that never got a comment. Not even Spam!

Continue writing for you and the readers, followers and comments will come.

SITS posted about this last month: http://www.thesitsgirls.com/2010/09/how-to-blog/

Doris said...

Thank you Kristin & Leslie for your encouragement. I guess I just needed to vent. That SITS article was right on target for me.

scrapwordsmom said...

I am here!! And I DO read you!!:) And you have a guest post coming up on my blog...hooray!!! And you are in my Blog Roll...so I am reading you:)

Did you get my email about resending your article?

Love,
Leslie

Doris said...

LOL Leslie...yes sweet girl...I know you're there...I guess my fear about that particular post was just this...that even the ones who are faithful to me might get their feelings hurt. :-( At any rate, thank you for always supporting me! And yes, I got your e-mail. I'm on my way out the door, but will send it later this evening when I return. Love ya!

NeverADullMoment said...

You said it girl! I was wondering this about my blog too. I know the real purpose of the blog but sometimes it is disheartening to think that nobody is reading. I wish I knew what those other ladies do to become so popular. My time is a bit limited but I spend alot of time commenting and ALWAYS follow anyone I find. I just don't see that returned. So, I guess what I am saying is....will you be my friend?!
http://lifewithour9.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

You aren't the black sheep! Promise!

Doris said...

Haha, thanks y'all! And of course I'll be your friend! :-) I guess I just need to chill a little and let things just come as they will.

Deb said...

Hang in there...I've been exactly where you are, then God would send somebody my way to make me know that my blogging is first and foremost...for HIM!!! I'm your newest follower...thank you for stopping by Jeremiah 29:11 and commenting!! :)

Leanne said...

CHAOS SISTER!!!! NO!!!!! You must first stay true to who you are and why you do this - for YOU (just as you've said in this very post). When I go look at my first 8+ months in blogland - many (if not MOST) of my posts have 0 comments. Nothing. Nada. But, I wrote for me. And little by little, friendships started. YOU are amazing, and so far from the blacksheep! so - Stop! Now, Augh ... i.feel.bad. I've been a bad blog friend, but my own selfish chaos has taken hold over me. i.am.sorry. And i am here. Always.

Doris said...

@Deb - HI!! Thank you so much for your sweet words. I'm tucking them away for when I have another one of "those" days. ;-)

@Leanne - Hey there sis! You are NOT a bad blog friend AT ALL! As a matter of fact, I totally admired that post about you & PG sitting down & talking things out and then you deciding to cut back on the blogging thing a bit. You're awesome girl! We are SO gonna have to meet up somehow someday some way!!!

ZippyChix said...

Black Sheep....no!!! I think that the commenting goes in definite cycles. I love commenting on blogs and try to make the rounds, but somedays life just gets hechtic and I lose ground:) I try to keep that in mind when I see a big "0" under the comments section of my blog. Some people read and don't comment, but they still enjoy. Love YOUR blog...keep on doing what you love!

Doris said...

Well, I just want to thank you all for taking my whining with a grain of salt and helping me remember why I really blog in the first place. :-) Now I'm off to read a few fabulous blogs myself before my lunch break is over!

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