These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Flat-Lined Blog??

Has anyone else noticed what I have ... I'm having the normal number of hits on my blog, but fewer comments, and it seems to me that other blogs are having fewer, as well. The hits are coming from the same places, for the most part, so I know that the same readers are coming by, just not commenting.

Soooo. Have I lost my spark? Or is everyone just busy and distracted? Just wonderin'!


  1. I have not lost interest at all. And please don't stop posting. I may not always comment, but I always read. I know this morning I was having trouble getting to the comment section of all the blogs I normally read. I don't think it had anything to do with blogger, but my crappy computer at work.

  2. Lynilu,
    Yes, I have noticed it...
    I think alot of people have either been busy, or stopped blogging...
    Maybe it is back to school time, or people just got burned out, and also the holidays are coming up. Also, the more popular you get, the more links you have, the more time it takes to answer everyone or comment to them... And so I think people aren't as 'on it' as they were when their blogs were smaller/new and it was more of a novelty or you were at home more with more free time...

    Just my guesses...
    Loving Annie

  3. Oh, Caroline, I don't plan to stop! Just wondering about the changes. I think Annie is right that it is a busy time of the year and lots of distractions. But I wanted to just test the waters and see if I need to punch things up a bit or shift my focus.

    Nope, you couldn't get rid of me!

    Thanks to both of you.

  4. distracted. very distracted.

  5. Distracted. That would be me. I'm here - I'm reading daily. I just don't feel I have much to contribute. :(

  6. Traci & Casey - Yeah, same here, and I suspected it was a wide spread virus called "nocommentus." Good to know, thanks.

  7. Hi there. are you kidding? Your "spark" is still very well lit, my friend, :-). I don't think I've noticed a change. Probably because I don't get many comments anyway. I mean, my "normal" people stop by. And I've actually had a few newbies come by and leave comments. So maybe I have noticed a difference, but in the opposite direction. Make sense?

    But don't you go anywhere, young hear me??? I'll comment on every word you say, if I have to!!! :-)

  8. I was wondering that too. I usually faithfully comment on every single blog on my roll but I find i'm skipping one here and there is the post doesn't jolt any response in me. Maybe others feel that way too?

  9. Dawn - You have *normal* people at your blog??? Where did you find them??? LOL! No, I don't mean that you have to comment (but you usually do, anyway!), but I'd just noticed a change. No, as I said above, I'm not going anywhere. Thanks!

    Patti - Frankly, I've noticed the same thing. For me it seems that some days I am preoccupied and I end up going to just part of my normal list of reads, and I'm less likely to comment in that mode of operation. I usually go back and read the others later on, but the distraction gets in my way and I am not as good about letting folks know I've been there. I figure that others are probably having similar sidetracks. I'll be so glad to get the yard sale off my back. That's MY excuse!! LOL!!

  10. I think it's just a busy time for most people. I know I keep reading my regular blogs, but I'm not commenting as much at the moment.

    You're never boring!!

  11. Jenster - I think you're right. Whew!! ;-)

  12. I'm still trying to adjust to going back to college and working full-time..I'm still a reader, though, and always will be! :)

  13. I read your blog just about every day. I've been so busy lately preparing for the move...and also trying to get things at work caught up so I can be on vacation next week. I enjoy your blog...I just don't always have the time to post a comment.

  14. I go to my regular blogs everyday. Sometimes I don't have the time to leave a comment at the time I am reading and I go back later to comment. Sometimes I just don't comment.

    I have noticed a lot of the peoples blogs I originally read, are no longer blogging or they'll just post once in a blue moon.

  15. J - Wow, I haven't heard from you in ages! I'm SO glad to hear you're back in college!! You're makin' me proud, girl! And I'm glad to know you're still around, even if lurking! :)

    Sheryl - 'Sawright! I don't always comment, either. Thanks for the check!

    Daisy - I've noticed the same thing with some of the blogs that used to be "don't miss" reads for me. I understand changes in people's lives, but I surely do miss some of them.


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!