Recently, I had a chat with a friend about blogging... Is it still fun? What's the point? Does anyone even read them? All very good questions... perhaps someone can help answer them?
Let me begin by saying I am most grateful for my loyal followers; you make me smile ~ and i love knowing you're there! I enjoy seeing your faces peeping from those little teeny boxes ~ or your shadowy silhouette for those of you who don't have a picture!
What is it that makes you read a blog? Or not ~ as the case may be?
Are you an artist? A farmer? An animal lover? Have an old house with issues? Love miniatures?
What triggers you to become a follower?
Make a comment?
Come back and read a blog again?
Look forward to the next post?
Do you like to see pictures and no writing; or read about the people's real lives?
Do you want to know what I did last weekend? Or do you want to see art work and puppies?
Do you think it would be nice to receive a reply or acknowledgement if you do comment?
Some people give away a piece of art to their favorite comment/answer to a question... do you like that?
Maybe there's a really great person out there who could become an amazing new friend ~ if only they said, "hello, I liked your post this week!" -or "I'm curious about what goes on in your mind to make you draw silly pictures of mice and rabbits".. or "why do you give a rat's pitute about some stupid ole farmhouse?"
Human nature makes us curious.... and also to strive for recognition. Like athlete's in the Olympics... They do it for themselves, but also in hopes of winning the gold and the acknowledgement that they did a good job! The proverbial "pat on the back".
Some people have hundreds of followers (that always sounds strange doesn't it?); are they friends and family? Are they customers? Are they just random people who stumble over it by clicking "next blog"???
Other people must be curious too?
I'd love to meet other artists around the world... or animal lovers? Or old house restorers? People who love to write real letters? People who take too many pictures...
Can anyone shed some light? Offer some clues? Assist in solving this modern day mystery?
I could draw you one of those funny deerstalker hats like Sherlock Holmes wears, to inspire you? :)))))