Category Archives: Reading

Why do I write, more rubbish and mushrooms.

(notice where the comma is, ^^ although you probably didn’t even see it :-))

I was looking back over a few posts and realised one I wrote could have been finished, or expanded on. I’ll try to do that. I’m filling space here procrastinating going through several hundred photos to find the right ones for 3 separate posts. I’ve deleted the ones I don’t want (ie: the totally out of focus ones) and getting just a little excited at the prospect of a bike ride on Thursday. Motor bike, not push bike. The gloves, helmet, jacket and boots are all there, just sitting quietly in my foyer waiting. Actually, if we’re going to be precise, the helmet and gloves are with hubby, but pedanticism is pointless.

I’ve had a few friends tell me lately that they’ve read my blogs and really like them. Of course this is good, but, and I have a low self-esteem when it comes to my worth on this, I wonder about what it is they like. My writing – the what and how, my pictures… I am chuffed, of course I am. When someone pays you a compliment, it does make you feel good, and I always appreciate it, but still I wonder. I don’t ask. Why? Does it matter. If they say they like it, I’ll take it at face value and believe they like it.
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What do I write about and why do I write it? that is a question I often ask myself.
My very first blog was part of the old website and it was all bead related. Then I started posting about our holiday we took at the time, and then it went from there. I would put all sorts of things down. But why? Actually, I really don’t know. Then again, why am I even writing this post?
I am not political, or over analytical, I don’t care particularly about a whole host of subjects. My opinions are neither here nor there on most things – I’m a fence sitter – But still I continue to write about anything and everything.  And that’s just the way I like it.
Multi faceted  blog. Acquired taste. Interesting.
Weird, strange little Aussie blogger.
And wacky mushrooms on my lawn.
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Enjoy Trippy Tuesday,
Jen 🙂

(and 401 posts published. just thought I’d add that in)

Who’s reading? what’s been written? and other silly nonsense

Just another post about stuff while I’m thinking about my 2 year blogversary. Why should I be thinking about it, dunno,  just seems to be the thing to do.
ooh, look I’ve been blogging for ~insert time frame here~ now, let’s have a party!!    Ok, that wasn’t called for, but it’s been nearly two years and I have changed, grown and now have more blogs than I poke my keyboard fingers at.  I remember when someone (my sister I think) said she was starting up another one, making it 3 and I was thinking it was too much.  Pah, now I have 4.  What was I thinking?? Obviously I wasn’t, and still aren’t. 

Who’s reading you??
I’m not talking about the masses, the people who just read and follow blogs, or the bloggers that follow.  But family and close friends. People you actually know.  In real life.
Did you have to drag them kicking and screaming into the blogosphere (like WP suggests when starting a new blog) or are they supportive and follow you regardless.

Do they like what you write, and are they prolific commenters, or do they just read and stalk watch from the sidelines.

My mum and sister both have blogs so I know they read it, and I think my dad sees them from comments he’s made occasionally. As for the other sister and my brother I can’t answer for them.

Hubby has said he likes to read it as he likes to look at my photos,  it gives him insight to what I’m thinking, and he likes what I write, plus I’m funny apparently (it’s in his best interests to say nice things) .. Yes, we do talk to each other, but this is a different type of talking.

My kids think I’m weird and don’t really get it, while Mr 9 keeps asking why I’m taking pictures of food all the time (well, not all the time).

What choo writing???
Why do you write your blog?
Why did you start it?
Too many thoughts/opinions running amok in your head, you’re really a writer,  or you just want to share your craft..? (nope/nope, nope and yes)
The reason you blog now, is it the same as when you started? (kinda)
Have you changed your ideas, or just expanded them? (expand?! I’m trying to shrink, not expand..grr.  oh, ideas. yeah, have none of those generally)
Do you have more than one blog for different aspect of YOU?  (yup, that fits the bill!! )

And other silly nonsense
Stats put pressure on me.  Sure I like reading them, but I don’t pay too much attention to them.
Take this for example.. in my first year of blogging, 8 mths (May-Dec) I had 1729 views.   In my first full 12 months I had 8590 and in the first 3 months of this year I’ve already had 1788.   Not bad, but if I crunch them around a bit,  this means I have to get an average of 188 views a week to equal all of 2012’s numbers.
Sure it’s possible, but my numbers generally go nowhere near that.
Pressure like that.  I don’t need.
So I look at them for a base guide and nothing else.
I am an acquired taste (hmm,?) so unless something amazing is written and WP think I am worthy of FP then … well who knows.

And another thing, completely unrelated to blogging, but related to me..
I am incredibly proud of my eldest son, 16.  His insight and comments about a certain topic were highly mature and I nearly cried (gawsh, you just a big sook).  There is hope for him yet, lol ;

Have a great week, and some more coffee  🙂
Jen