Friday, January 30, 2009

If Friends Were Flowers

I would pick you!
I lost a "follower" today and I don't even know who it was. At first, I wanted to get my feelings hurt. Then, I thought about a converstation I had with my dearest friend today. We talked about how sometimes we comment and comment on some peoples' blogs and they never reply back and how this can hurt our feelings. We talked about "blogging without obligation" and how we are not all going to dig each other so much.
The cool thing about blogging is that we can filter through all the mess and find those people that we are compatible with. Then, we can develop these wonderful relationships with people who would have never met otherwise.
We will find ourselves digging some bloggers more than others and that is just the way it is. We are not all compatible. So, it is not about the number of "followers" you have, it is about the relationships we build because of this unique ability to connect with like-minded people. Just think, back before the internet, I might have been fortunate enough to find one person (just one person) who got me. That would suck. I love everyone but I don't always get everyone.


Sacred Yoli said...

I know what you mean. I used to be such a blog whore! Ok, I still am, but just haven't had time to comment as much as I wanted. I do read them all though. I noticed my reader count drop considerably, but I can't blame them. This blogging requires lots of fostering, follow up and consistancy. I am determined to step it up again. I have had lots of inspiration thrown myway, and have been so grateful!



Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Sorry you lost a fellow blog follower. Is that a word...follower? Anyway, I love your blog & you! Talk to you soon, Love ya, Renea

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

PS==saw your pink little box, too cute! Hugs***Renea

Anonymous said...

I've actually lost more than one follower, but I try not to sweat it. Same thing when I lose 'hearts' on etsy. I don't get upset anymore, though, because sometimes I'll filter through my favorites (when I have like 100 pages of them!) and it's not because I don't like that particular person or shop, it's just that I want a smaller list so I can find the one I'm looking for a bit easier. :) Does any of this make any sense???!! :):) Hope it makes you feel better....and just so you know, I get you. :)
Stop by if you want, I'm having a little giveaway. :)

1,000 Faces of MotherHenna said...

Well, I loooove your blog :)

But you know, I realized that I have weird patterns in following myself. Some I follow thru my blogger, some thru myyahoo feed, some directly to email thru feedburner and what not. Sometimes, I stop following one in one of those ways because I've decided to follow them in another of those ways for one reaso or another. So it's possible you didn't lose them, but they just shifted to some other feed.

Just possible.

:) Lots of gooooooooooooooooood bloggy vibes to you!!!

Debbie said...

I know the feeling. I love the connections I make on here. Like you and the other artists I correspond with daily. I know very few artists in "real life". And I have been lucky to have my blog grow bigger than I imagined but I still know when someone stops commenting and I can't help but get hurt feelings. I guess we are all still that little middle school girl inside:)

inventivesoul said...

~*That person left to make room just for me!===Thanks for keeping the seat warm for me ex-follower!*~

Hey, I'm glad you left me comment!
I was able to read your posts today!

Amber Dawn

Funky Art Queen said...

such great comments here. Hey maybe even that person quit blogger and went to something like typepad. I know what you mean about following in so many different ways. I need a consistant system to keep up with by blog sistahs!

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi there Your Majesty !

You put such love and care out there, you are always sure to get a lot back ! It may not be from exactly where you expect it from, but it will always be there in some form.

I love your blog and the positive vibe you always put out there !

I hope you have a great weekend !