Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Random thoughts

Did you ever feel like you were just talking to thin air? I do. I didn't start this blog to gather a readership but more as a way to make some quilting, sewing friends. That has happened as there are two or three who I feel I have made a real connection with. Past that I feel like I am just talking and talking and there is NO one out there.

So I wonder why a person would post pictures, share their private thoughts and never get any response back? Is my blog not good enough..........therefore, do I not measure up? Am I not a skilled enough quilter to hold my own with the community? I have a counter and I know people stop by but no one even says "Hi".

You know, at my age, I really don't need these feelings of insecurity. This is like being in High School and not being part of a "in group". Never wanted to be part of the "in group", just wanted a group of friends.

So, thinking it over but I might just give this one up. It takes too much time I could be using for other productive things. Thank you to those who have commented, many thanks to those who commented more than once! (Fitzy, Katie and Niki) I hope to keep those friendships going as they mean a lot.

I will let you, whoever you are out there, know in a few days.


Katie said...

A while back there was a lot of talk about why quilters blog. Everyone had her own reasons. Lots of people do read and not comment. No reason other than they are either busy or have nothing to say. I suppose there are some clicks or such but doubt they don't read many other blogs than their group. And there are so many more blogs now. I doubt anyone can keep up with all of them. Don't beat yourself up wondering what is wrong. Nothing is. Not many comment on mine either but that is okay with me. My advice would be to ask yourself if you enjoy posting to your blog or not and let the answer be your guide. Personally, I enjoy being your blogger friend.

Niki said...

You know, Norma, blogging IMO is like you said, just like high school again LOL. Why is it that some of these crafty bloggers are SO flippin popular that they can sell a piece of junk for gold! They can get 75 responses to one little 'feet' picture LOL. I post TONS of freebies all the time and STILL can't get more than 2 to 3 responses. And that's only when I run a contest! lol. I have to bribe people to say HI, or be nice to me? I feel your pain. I'm in the same boat. I've had my blog almost a year now. And I'm just not one of the popular ones either. You are not alone. Maybe we don't need those people LOL. Ya got me. I've felt this way most of my life. I'm an outsider. I've tried to always fit in and it never really works. What more do I need to do? Oh well. I just keep bloggin'. It's fun for me here and there and I know there are , like you said, a select few who read and enjoy it, so I will keep it going, because i have about 40 subscribers now. If only a few :) HUGS. It's gotta be this heat! at least you have a POOL! lol

Leah S said...

Don't feel too bad, I think it happens to most bloggers - but if we're reading the handful of popular ones, we're going to feel left out.

One thing that I've noticed is that questions or indecision will get you more comments. When you write confidently and seem to be breezing through life, people will smile and enjoy your postings, but not have that much to add. And why should they? You appear fine, happy, secure.

But I personally know that my parents check my blog every day or so, so at least I'll always have THEM reading my blog, and that's what really matters to me. :)

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hi Norma, I guess there are different kinds of bloggers. Some are very interactive and join 'rings' and 'do' challenges and group projects with deadlines, etc. and there are the others, myself included, paddling along in their own little canoe, drifting here and there, and coming ashore at other peoples' blogs for a visit! Sometimes I feel like commenting and other times, often when i'm tired, when I can't think what to say. Sometimes, the 'comment' facility is so slow that leaving a comment takes forever.
My blog acts as a kind of journal for me. It's exciting when people drop by and leave lovely comments, but not many people do.
Sometimes i'm tired and have no energy either for blogging or commenting. Sometimes I feel too inadeqate to leave a comment on some of the sites I visit.
I hope that you stick around blogland and give it a bit longer.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I hope you do keep your blog. It gives you an opportunity to air your thoughts.

I apologize for not being around too much of late, but after all this craziness of fiscal close I'll be back in the saddle.

I am not a "popular" blogger by any means, and I was one of those in high school who knew everyone and everyone knew me...but I did not hang in any group-EVER.

I found the way to get more comments myself (and more readership) is by commenting on more blogs myself. Those who read my comments return to my blog and leave a little love themselves.

I blog...just cuz. I don't care who reads it, who loves, or who doesn't. I enjoy sharing anywhichway.

I'd love to see more of your work, more of your stitching, a photo of your backyard. I'd love to get to know you much better, I think we have alot in common.

And btw, WHEN is your birthday? MINE is "in a few weeks!"