and then I looked at my own blog's stats.
I know there are many ways that people can Follow a blog
but last time I checked how many were Following me through Bloglovin
I only had 2
so I was thrilled to see my count was up to 21!
Then I went back to reading blogs.
After a while I decided to check how many were Following the one I was currently reading
and it said 115K
K? I paused.
She had 115 Thousands Followers!
How does a person get that many Followers?
So I started checking others.
Many were in the thousands but some...OMG!
Another blogger who makes her living via blogging must be doing well
because she just bought a house in a very expensive city.
She has 110,440 K Followers.
OK, both are Design blogs but....
I need to research this a little bit.
I mean, wouldn't that be Heaven?
To be home with my animals and blog.
I'm sure it's not easy.
It must be very hard work
I'm just going to try to figure out this Social Media world.
I have Followers on my Instagram and Facebook accounts
but I have a lot more on Twitter and I NEVER tweet!
I don't even have Twitter figured out really
but I do share my Instagram photos on there
so I guess those are tweets
and oddly I have the most Followers on Twitter!?
A site that I don't even try to do?
I'm just thinking that maybe I'm missing out on an opportunity.
That I need to change my blog around, I already have my "Art" blog
and now I just realized that I haven't posted a thing over there for a year!
Maybe I need to keep everything in one place, blogwise.
And just remember to also post my Art over there too,
so that it's easy to go to and see my work.
So what do I want to write about?
I like to write my short stories (usually dog or cat related)
or just about a thought or insight I've had
or just general things about dogs and cats
or MY dogs and cats
and OF COURSE my ART
and trying to write my illustrated book (about a dog or a cat)
and sharing photos I've taken (usually a dog or cat)
Oh, and about my garden (and how to make it animal friendly)
and I need to start on my home improvements
and I could start writing about that and doing it on a tight budget.
Home improvements with before and afters... and always with pets in mind.
Showing that it's possible to have style and design AND multiple pets.
But I don't want to be thought of as just a blog about animals even if that's what I always come back to.
Maybe I need to change the name.
But then again, maybe not...
I thought about changing the name before and changed my mind.
Oh, and I want to write about trying to be more of a minimalist
or if not that, at least being more organized
and taking joy in a simpler life, with animals...
And I have a list of things I don't want to write about?
Posts with me whining and complaining.
I mean everyone has problems, but no one wants to read about THAT,
not when they have their own things going on.
Not unless there's a goal or a plan, a solution.
A way to work out the problem, something that might be useful for them too,
but not constant whining
and I'm afraid I've been doing that.
Talking about my work problems and being tired and blah blah blah.
So yeah, maybe I can figure something out here.
Who knows? But it's sure to take a lot of time and research.
I'm just looking into it and thinking about trying something NEW.
On a final note.
I have another commissioned illustration to do!
(and I still haven't finished the other pieces that I promised a friend.)
Yeah, need to get on that, NOW.
So, I will leave you with a photo that people on other sites have enjoyed -
I bought one of those little puffy dog beds for my little tiny dogs to sleep on.
It's soft and squishy...and apparently Blue thought it was his!
I have no idea how he was able to tuck himself into this tight ball.
It just couldn't have been comfortable...
God, I love that dog.