Chicken Logic post. I guess I have to expect some evolution in my blog over time. I started the blog originally to post my poetry but as I have explained poems can't be forced. They just pop into my head and end up on paper, good or bad. And since I didn't want too long of gaps in the blog I added more traditional blogs. Anyway I have said all this before so won't go over it again.
I have tried to respond to most of the comments that I have received lately. They come to my Blackberry so it is easy to type of a quick reply. The insight in some of the replies has been heartwarming and helpful. The back and forth emails a learning experience.
This brings me to my followers. I have noticed a fluctuation of the numbers over the last few days. Don't know why for the most part. Maybe some have stopped reading blogs or aren't interested in mine anymore, I don't know. I do know that some follow and then never come back. That's cool too. I have to admit it is a bit heady to see the numbers go up. Nice to think that people are enjoying and maybe getting something out of what you write.
I follow a fair amount of blogs and do my best to keep up. But with a full time job, a family and just life I can't always.. we all understand. Sometimes I find myself not enjoying a blog much anymore so I may stop reading it for awhile. There are a few that I visit and comment on and I have noticed they don't reciprocate. That for the most part is fine, but, and think most of us will agree, the comments often expand on the post. It also lets the blogger know what people think. I admit I am more inclined to comment on the ones that I see around the blogosphere commenting away, and on mine too.
I try to relate my comments to the post at hand and depending I "try" to be funny or insightful, at least be appropriate. Well it seems I have put off one of my followers. She didn't see the humor in my comment and felt insulted. She let me know with a subtle comment on one of my posts and has stopped following me. Not having had direct communication with this blogger I don't know that I am right in my assumption but never the less I sent an email appologizing for the misunderstanding and hoped they understood I was trying to be funny. This blogger has a fun blog and I never thought I would be offending them. I have done what I think is right to this point and they can either take my word or not. So be it. In the grand scheme of things we are strangers and I won't lose sleep over it. This blogger has a very large following so I would have thought they have had a misunderstanding or two before. Regardless I will continue to enjoy their blog. They even wrote once that they don't drop blogs just stop reading, I guess there is a first for everything and it was me.
I also had a lot of fun replies on my last post I am full of Glee. So nice to see so many enjoying the show. As someone pointed out it is the quirky shows that get dropped..let's hope this one survives. I like having a name for us all too.... Gleeks.
On my right side bar I have posted the awards I have been honored to receive. Soon I will pass the newest along to some of the great deserving blogs I have come across. In the meantime please know I am flattered. This blog world is certainly a wide open place full of different and interesting characters... I see reality show..now that I would watch.