As my readership has grown slowly over the past several months, I am always curious to see who decides to follow along and subscribe to my blog, and then subsequently who decides to unsubscribe.
I have only noticed a couple of people that have unsubscribed from my blog, but when it happens I think "Hmm, was it something I said?" I think about it for a few minutes and then move on, but I do think about it.
So I ask you, along with the comments thing, do you also wonder about your "followers"? Who they are, why they choose to follow, what they like about your blog, etc.?
I myself have unsubscribed from blogs over the course of time, usually due to a few reasons:
1. they didn't post often enough so I really just wanted to clean up my subcsriptions
2. they never seemed to acknowledge comments left by their readers, emails were left unanswered, etc. I once emailed a blogger when I subscribed and became her 100th follower (not huge right?), just wanted to say hi and tell her how much I loved her blog. Crickets. I gave her the benefit of the doubt, and continued to read and comment. After about 2 months of just silence and a couple of more emails, I gave up. I guess I take things a little too personally?
3. When I first subscribed I thought the blog was about A), but then after reading for a while I realized that the post I liked so much was a fluke and she never posted anything similar again, so the blog was really about B)
Recently I am noticing that even when I come across blogs I love, I have been limiting my subscriptions just because I have a hard enough time right now reading the ones I subscribe to, that I feel I can't add anymore. I just cleaned out the clutter a bit and unsubscribed from a few, in hopes of adding more!
I do want to say "THANK YOU!" to some of the new followers here at my blog. I can't help but get excited when I notice someone new has decided to join along. It makes me happy and I appreciate it. So thanks :)
Anyhow, just sort of more ramblings over here. I'm taking a little break from accounting stuff at the office to say hi and ramble! Tomorrow I'm taking the kiddos to Watson's Pharmacy, an original soda fountain drug store. I'll be taking lots of pictures so look out for a post about our day tomorrow!
have a great hump day everyone!
oh and PS, I have to say how much I love my husband. Yes, I get annoyed with him and get temperamental, but it is moments like this, when I throw two huge life-changing curve balls his way, that he just supports me and says "Let's do this." He is amazing. Thanks Art, you are my Ricky and I am your Lucy :)