Saturday, September 25, 2010

IT IS NOT ONLY THE SEASON THAT IS CHANGING.................

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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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MAITLAND RIVER AT BEN MILLER....ABOUT 20 MINUTES NORTH OF US

GROANER'S CORNER:((    Time for some pun wouldn't you say.......

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