I heard her say this morning. I did look just to make sure that it wasn’t my sister Wendy - being we have had a conversation where she said the same thing....except she was talking about blogging – specifically my blog.
“I don’t read your blog everyday – I just don’t get the whole blogging thing” was her response to my question if she reads my blog.
And I will say, in all fairness to her, she isn’t the only one that feels that way. I inquired of a co-worker....”Hey, Kath if one of your brother’s blogged...would you read it?” Her reply was that she might, but certainly not on a daily basis.
I started writing because I had always thought about the snippets I heard or saw during my weekday schlepping to-and-from work and was encouraged by my good friend Hedy at hedyblog.blogspot.com to just do it!
At the infancy stage I just wrote....I didn’t care about readership...it felt good to put some creative things down in black and white...but the more blogging I did – both in writing and in the reading of some of my favorites....suddenly I started to care.
There are days that my Statcounter shows that I have had eight (8) people open my blog page, which I know would more than likely be – my Mom, Keith, Hedy, Jeanine, Judy, John from Scotland, Crustybeef a/k/a Elizabeth and DILF.
My Mom because...well, she's my Mom!
Keith, possibly because of “favors” wanted (wink-wink!);
Hedy, because as a great writer and nudger of me to blog - she feels somewhat responsible for my content and wants to make sure I don't embarass her;
Jeanine, as a teacher of English, probably uses my blogs to show her students writing “don’ts”;
Judy....well, Jude...I think I make her laugh;
John from Scotland - I believe John enjoys reading about the sometimes zany antics of a partially-crazed woman from middle-America;
Crusty, who gets a tip of my hat for referring me to 6 Sentences blog – thank you – discovered me thru Hedy's blog and vice versa;
Last, but certainly not least...there is DILF – whom I have never met in person, but from his comments – I would say he enjoys spending A LOT of time in “fantasyland.”
So to my Super 8 fans, thank you, thank you, no matter what the reason - thank you for reading and commenting on my Snippets.
I will also say that I have evolved, in a blogmatic way, and find that my "if I had to be honest about it all" blogging prayer is that my readership will grow higher and higher.
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