I'm not really MIA. I'm reading through some blogs posts, but not as many as usual. And commenting on only a very few. The reason being they are mostly about Christmas, and I'm trying to ignore the holiday. I really don't want to bring you all down, because you all deserve to be happy and enjoy the time with your families.
You'd think it would be easier to relax, not having to buy presents or wrap them or make a bunch of cards to write in, stuff into envelopes and lug to the post office to buy stamps. No where to go, and no company coming.
You'd think it'd be easier, but it's not.
I know I'd be complaining about the lack of time and how much there is to do too, if I were everyone else, but I'm not. This year, I wish I WAS, you know?
Now, I don't want this post to become one of my whiny ones. I reserve those for the cancer blog. I know not everyone reads over there, it's just too sad and depressing.
So, for now, I am busying myself with trying to get some things organized, like my email contacts and getting things set up for my blog renovation. I am still here.
And speaking of my email and blog organization, if I had your email address at one time or another, I have emailed you recently. I will be deleting email contacts that I don't hear from by the end of December. It doesn't mean you won't be able to email me, but I won't be able to email you. It also doesn't mean I don't like you or don't want anything to do with you. It's just a way for me to start anew with my email.
The new year will bring some changes to my blog that will hopefully make my blog more enjoyable to read. Watch for announcements and email updates.
Thanks to everyone who responded to this post. I have so many choices! Now, I just need to decide who I would like to design my blog layout and how much I can afford to spend. And we all know how quick and decisive I am. *snort*
In the meantime, I'd love to hear ideas from you that help you make your blog the success it is. What are some of your tricks to keeping it organized and a pleasurable experience for all?
What are some of the features on my blog that you like best, and would like to see stick around in the new year? Which tags on my blog's sidebar that interest you most?
What are some features you have seen in OTHER blogs or that you have on your own, that you might like to see on my blog?
And, should you have time or even want to, feel free to go through my archives and let me know some of the posts I've written that you like best.
While my blog is ultimately for me, and I'll do as I darn well want, I still would like to know what my readers like best. It's good for me to be aware so that I can challenge myself to be the best blogger I can be. It gives me a focal point and will help my writing skills improve.
Did you know, once upon a time, I fancied myself a writer? I thought I'd go into journalism and become some famous magazine writer. That never happened because I'm a rambler at heart, but I still attempt to write and still long to be the kind of writer that I love to read.
Also, before I forget, I am looking for people who would like to be a Follower of the Month in the upcoming months. If you're interested, please let me know. Either comment below or email me.
Just a few moments ago I said I am a rambler at heart, and if this post doesn't prove that, then nothing will. And so, I shall end this post before I ramble right into tomorrow.
- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...