Friday, June 4, 2010

'blogger' envy

Firstly, an apology to anyone who tried to read my post about the awesome giveaways.  It seems I had more hits than ever (more than 3??) My friends hubby hosts my blog on his server and he had to give me more space or something...

But to that ailment I am suffering - Blogger envy. I love that Blogger has a little picture pop up when your post appears on someone elses blog.. I love that you can 'follow' Blogger blogs....and it is so much easier to add other peoples buttons with ease...

I have been blogging for a while now (? not sure exactly how long) and still only get a few comments here and there and as I am wondering about what I can do differently?

I am having a giveaway VERY soon and Im sure that will attract people, but I want them to keep coming back.  It just feel like sometimes Im writing to myself.

Oh that darn pms!!  Happy that my in laws have gone back to where they belong this morning and only 5 SLEEPS till my Mum and Dad arrive - Wooohooo!!! 

Feeling very homesick at the moment and spending a lot of time thinking about the life I want.... questioning everything.. could I possibly homeschool my children - homeschooling appeals on so many levels to me, except for the fact I have no support here to do it and I have a thyroid condition which leaves me permanently tired. BUT in saying that - half of the tiredness is from running the kids around everywhere.  I also have a longing to live somewhere thats not a suburb.. that has fruit trees.. maybe near the beach.. with no snakes! (very important)... living self sufficiently.

This so far from the person I was 10 years ago when I first started out in marriage and having babies. I just want things to be more simple and easy and all about family.

Mostly, I will share my secret, I really want to go home...  (now the waterworks have started I will go!)

(wow! that post didnt head in the direction I intended but Im going to be brave and post it anyway...)

8 comments:

FaerySarah said...

Something I have learned is that you can't judge the success of you post on how many comments you get. I mean you do sort of - but if you look at your stats (through google analytics etc) you'll see that you will have a good amount of people per day and if its an extra special post there may be a spike. hope that helps! sometimes I am totally miffed by the lack of comments on some posts and the overwhelming response on others!

Jacqui Anderson said...

i think i just wrote my comment on the wrong post!!! its mean't for this one not the cute one of your daughter!! sorry :)

Kelly said...

Sorry, I am one of those who visits but often doesn't post comments!

I'm also sorry you're feeling quite homesick :( - I'm pretty much at the same point in life - where I am starting to question life and where it has lead me and crafting is a great outlet for that.

Sarah is right - sometimes you can't judge the success of your blog on comments alone. You have a great blog so be proud regardless of whether you get 3 comments or 30 comments. I use mine as a record of what I've been up to - I can look back and see that I haven't been mulling around and I have accomplished more than I think I have.

Chin up!

Kelly said...

eek I hope my last comment came through - Google Chrome had a hissy fit while it was sending

Cadi said...

I wish I could send you some chocolate fish. ;-)

Leonie said...

THank you for your lovely comments. I really appreciate them.

Deanna said...

I totally feel you! I think all bloggers 'big' and 'small' feel that way every now and again. I go through blogging slumps all the time and the envy as well. I think it is very normal. And I never get the comments thing. I have had some awesome bloggers that comment on my blog when I comment on theirs and that makes me go back to them more than others. I try to keep that in mind when people comment on my blog...I always visit those commenters and try to leave comments as well. :)

Leonie said...

thank you Deanna for your lovely comments.