Wednesday, February 15, 2012

the blog

Wow... 
February has flown by!
I look back at the blog and it's been really jumpin'
with linkies and giveaways and guest posts...
All good things, 
But I feel I have been a bit "removed" from it all.

I want to keep the blog "fresh" so I welcome
all the opportunities I'm given.

I LOVE co-hosting linkups... and it's not for the "numbers" that usually come with it, but because it's such a fantastic opportunity to discover new blogs and meet new people.

But I feel like I'm almost too busy to get to know anyone right now... and that makes me a little sad.

I need to slow down a little.
Breathe.
Know it's okay to miss a day or two without blogging
{gasp! not sure I could do that! lol}

I love responding to your comments... and to be honest, I feel guilty when I don't.
If you follow me, I'll follow you back.
But it might take me a little while to actually find the time to go explore your blog.
So bear with me!  haha

Blogging makes me happy... usually.
I see some bloggers criticizing others, I see "cliques"...
And I feel the need to reach out to those "smaller" blogs and give them a boost if I can!
But I need to remember MY blog and MY readers too.

Does this make sense?
Am I rambling?
I'm up a little early, and probably shouldn't get my 'blog on' until after a cup of coffee, but I just had all these thoughts I wanted to get out.

So, to be clear
{If I can make these jumbled thoughts in my head any clearer}

1.  I love blogging
2.  You will continue to see fun linky parties & giveaways & guest posts BUT
I am also going to try to get back to the root of it.  Share a bit more "me" more often
3.  Let's remember to treat each other with respect... "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" cuz it really bums me out when someone is attacked, or if someone is being ignorant... this isn't high school anymore!
4.  Let's REALLY support each other!  If you ARE a smaller blog and are looking to gain exposure,get in touch with me, and let's see if there's anything I can do to help!  I can't make any promises, I'm still a pretty small fish in the grand scheme of things, but I'll try!
5. Don't panic if I miss a day or two.  Life is kinda crazy now, and I might just not have the time.
{although blogging does help keep me sane!!}

All this to say there are still some super fun things planned  for the blog this month!!
I just hope to squeeze in a bit more "me" here & there too!

In an effort to catch up a little... if you've read a post (or blogged a post) you LOVED in the past few days, share it here in case I missed it!


Before hitting the "publish" button on this post, I stopped to browse my reader and clear my head a little... 
 and came across this post by The Momma Bird.
It's like she was reading my mind!
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7 comments

  1. You are no small fish! Thank you for all the exposure you've given my blog. You are a great friend. This blog is a daily read for me! You rock friend.

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  2. i'm with megan! i think you rock and i think these are all good ideas for all of us to remember :) i feel like the last month has been a complete whirlwind for me, blog-wise, and some days it is hard to keep up.

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  3. Thanks for sharing you... don't you feel better now that you let that out : )
    xo~@Mrs_AOK

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  4. Your blog is all you and if has to make you happy, first of all. (: I fully support your plans to get back to the roots a bit and let YOU shine back through.

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  5. Your blog is fab, I love that you do things with others and I always look forward to your own stuff!

    I must triple frickin' agree about the online comment attacks. So unfun. What you read is totally your choice and if you don't like it, click x, if you need to share another point why not do it constructively? Things that make ya go hmmm....

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  6. I completely agree with you! I love this post! I certainly appreciate (and was totally surprised) at how available you make yourself to your readers, considering you seem to have much more going on!

    At the moment, I'm sitting here debating pushing forward or just continuing my little break I've noticed I've taken. Taking it easy is calling my name!

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