Saturday, January 4, 2014


Why can several people tell me that they like my hair, outfit, artwork or whatever
and it makes me happy, for a moment.
Then later, I wonder if they really meant it.
But if one person criticizes and even raises an eyebrow towards me
and I'm mortally wounded and dwell on it for days.
Last week I received 2 nice emails and also a Facebook comment about how much they each enjoyed my blog
and it made me feel happy and motivated.
And yet today when I noticed I lost a Follower,
I felt like someone slapped me.
Jeez, I have not even broken 100.
After all this time.
After years of blogging...
I need to regroup and think about stuff.


Abi said...

Shoot, You silly girl. Maybe that one lost follower quit blogland? or quit following everyone, or maybe there is a blip with your followers list.... unless they told you of course. In which case, their loss, not yours.
Hello dearest Cindi. I've missed you.

Vicki said...

Well, what's the saying about where somebody shuts a door but somebody else opens a window...

I just added your blog to my email list!

lynn said...

Oh girl I don't know why people care so much about what others think. There is always going to be someone that doesn't like your blog or you or whatever it is but that's ok you can't please all. I like your blog and read it everyday and I even love the name of it.
Keep up the good work!!!! Lynn

Jan said...

You are as sensitive as I am! Intellectually we know it doesn't matter what other people think but emotionally I feel slayed when I get ignored. Did you lose a follower? But you gained me! I plan on sticking around.

Nita Stacy said...

If you'd link up to a few parties you'd get more readers. I notice when I lose a reader too but think...oh...they must have accidently quit reading..they'll be back. Don't take it personally. I have a very hard time reading a bunch of blogs these days.

Cynthia Myers said...

Abi! I was just thinking about you. About how you weren't blogging anymore and how I missed you and then here you are!
Thank you so much for your kind words!
xoxo - Cindi

Cynthia Myers said...

Vicki and Lynn!
Both of your comments came to me in my email as no-reply or I would have emailed you!
Thank you BOTH for such sweet comments and thanks for letting me know that you are out there reading my posts!

Cynthia Myers said...

Jan! emailed you! xoxo!
Thanks so much for your kind comment!

Cynthia Myers said...

Nita, Yes, you are probably right. People are so busy.
I will try to link up to parties when I start working on my house and actually have something to share.
Thanks so much!

An Urban Cottage said...

For a while that REALLY bothered me but--okay, and I know this is insane--I kind of did an inventory of people so I could tell who left. I found whenever the number went down one, the next day it would be back. I could never find anyone that was missing. I don't think the number is always accurate. It's just computers after all.

tammy j said...

i think followers are misleading blackcatboo!
I don't have any at all but stats that the captain set up said about 500 people a day were reading the peanut!
i say . . . who cares charlie brown! 100. 500. we do it because it's fun! well. it should be.

i'm guilty of reading here and not commenting. i will change that starting today. because i know you're a kindred spirit.
i see too many common things we think on leslie's blog when we comment there! LOL.
looking forward to the house saga!

Gillian, @look_mama said...

Hello there my round the world friend! Happy New Year. : )

I lost ALL my blog feeds when I updated to a new operating system. I have found you again though so your numbers better have gone up by one!
I've got you coming in through NET NEWS WIRE loud and clear.

Will have to have a bit of a read to catch up on your too-ings and fro-ings. I hope it's going well!

Gillian : )

Vicki said...

*Blush*, I feel the same way. And, I thought it was just me ;)
Will be adding you to my blogroll, and look forward to reading your posts - past and future :)