I was recently given an award from Garden Girl. It's an award given to some of her favorite blogs that have less than 200 Followers and it's kinda funny. Funny because I had 82 the day before and now I have 81. I don't think this award is working for me! LOL!
I guess I don't really THINK about it too much. I mean, yeah I NOTICED that I had 82 Followers and I sometimes forget that. Usually comments to my posts are from pretty much the same group of Blogger friends. I have no idea if anyone else is still reading... and I ramble on and on and on. Every once in a while a comment from someone other than my core group of blog buddies will appear and I am SO surprised! Whoa, I forget there are other people out there, possibly reading or maybe just stumbling into my little world for a moment.
So, with this award I am supposed to list 5 fav blogs that have under 200 Followers and tell a little something about them, in an effort to help them get some more Followers.
Well, I discovered that MOST of my Fav blogs are well over 200, but that is really no big surprise. They are all FABULOUS.
OK, but now I'm getting a complex. I've been blogging since June of 2009 and I haven't even hit 100.
Am I doing something wrong?
Am I boring?
Do I jump around too much from topic to topic.
Art. Writing, Dogs, Cats, Gardening, Decorating and who knows what. Maybe I need to focus on a topic and stay there...uh, I can't do that.
My mind doesn't work that way. But when I looked up and noticed my number had dropped to 81. OMG! It was KINDA funny, that I get an award to help gain Followers and I lose one.
Who dropped me?!
OK, I don't really care.
I quickly scan my Followers list. Whew, all my friends are there.
I haven't accidentally offended someone that I care about.
I don't want to even think about this now.
I don't even care how many Followers I have, do I?
I do want people to like my writing and someday I hope to write my book(s).
So now that I DO think about it, I guess it would be WISE to get more Followers. If people know me, then maybe when I get my book(s) written and published, they will buy them!
Maybe I need to make sure I include "labels" on the bottom of my posts. I usually forget that. Maybe that links up to Google searches or something. I'm not really sure how THAT works.
Maybe I should respond to every comment in the comments box following the post. Or maybe in email. Sometimes I do, but then I feel like maybe I'm bugging people. Like -
"Jeez, I left her a comment and now she emails me!"
Personally I love when I get an email but....
Why am I suddenly worrying about this?
I feel like Sally Fields
All happy that people like her, Really like her!
I don't want to be like her! I don't care what people think!
um, thanks Garden Girl!....no really! LOL! Thanks.
is supposed to be passed on....
OK here's the blogs that I love that have less than 200 Followers.
Christer? Maybe. He's on Wordpress and I can't find where his Followers are listed. I would think that he would have thousands but just in case he doesn't. Then I would say definitely his blog.
Everyday but Wednesdays he posts beautiful photos. Mostly from his walks by his home with his dogs (and a cat or 2 following) his blog is a MUST. My daily escape from my reality. http://thecottagebythecranelakeolof1.wordpress.com/
Denise: is so busy rescuing Schnauzers and painting murals.: http://onthevergeofsnapping.blogspot.com/
Denise: creating sculpture, paintings and awesome photos: http://oddimagination.blogspot.com/
Of course, Garden Girl: Dog lover, Nature lover and Foodie: http://florafaunafolding.blogspot.com/
Robin, who's busy knocking out Fabulous Art work and JUST started blogging.:
Suzie, she really knows how to do Halloween!:
Deanna, artist and "Chicken" Mom:
and, oh that's 7. OK. I'll stop there but that doesn't mean I don't love all the rest.
Do with it what you will. Pass it along if you wish. Don't fret about like I did.