By the time you read this I will have already made some changes to the blog. I have been saying for a long time now I felt some changes were in order. My blog topics & content will remain basically the same but I have decided to disable my comments section for starters. But, not for the normal reasons a person would think. Thanks to all you people out there I have received over 4,000 friendly comments the past few years & I can say that nearly all of them were very favorable. Maybe 5 or 6 crusty ones which I published anyway & maybe 3 or 4 I rejected. Then, why cancel the comment section?
It's just time for a change in my blogging routine. I find myself going straight to the blog each morning to check the 'comments' on the previous day's post. I want to get myself away from that. Originally I was very skeptical when starting down the blogging road that anybody would ever read or be interested in anything I had to say but the tons of reader comments over the years have told me that I must be doing something right. For me, that has fulfilled what I had once believed to be an unachievable goal.
I want to continue the blog on it's own, without feedback. I want to be free of the worry that I might be offending someone with an opinion or a bluster. Or a little snap of humor here & there. Or maybe just plain boring everyone. Whichever way it is I do not want to be swayed by personalities. Just want to hopefully write the blog each day, publish it & that's it. No more rights or wrongs or whatevers. If folks find something of interest, so bit it, & if not........there are lots of other blogs to read.
Am also debating whether to take down the Shout Box & the Blog Followers list. Blog Followers I might leave because occasionally when someone signs on as a supporter it gives me an opportunity to promote their blog site if they have one. I will leave the Sitemeter counter on but have already removed, 'Recent Comments' from the sidebar. I am a creature of change at times & this was just one of those times I felt some changes were needed.
I also plan to scale back my blog reading in the mornings. It's another time slot that also needs re-adjusting & maybe some new priorities. Some blog topics I have things in common with & others I don't. I hope to concentrate on the blogs I do & of course I have a small knot of loyal blogger friends I'm interested in.
I have tried to stay away from dropping 'generic' comments on people's blogs just for the sake of leaving a comment & will continue to do that. If someone writes something or has a topic that spikes my interest I will respond & that way I feel my comment will be more meaningful to the writer.
Our email address is in the right hand column of our blog site & if anyone feels compelled to email me about anything, they can find our email addy there. Am I confident I am doing the right thing here? Of course not, but I just felt if I am going to continue enjoying this blog hobby, I have to re-group, re-focus, make some changes & head off in a slightly new direction. Groaner's Corner will stay:))
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