There are three reasons this blog exists and getting lots of hits is not one of them.
Primarily it is a place to record things for posterity; something to leave for my kids to look back at. I hope it will help them to understand me as their mother. I realise that there’s a whole lot about Mum and Dad that the kids don’t know about simply because it never comes up in conversation around them. I hope when they’re all grown up they’ll read this and get to know about what I’m passionate about, the books I love, how to make those choc chip cookies etc.
Secondly, I write with family and friends in mind. We are far away and this is a good way for them to see what we’re up to. I don’t think any of them read it though.. Oh well. Don’t say I didn’t try. (Actually I know of one who does…friend overseas that is. Hi T)
And thirdly, it’s a little creative outlet for me. I like the time I spend blogging and reading blogs. I made a few blogging friends that I am unlikely to meet, and that’s fun. Blogging is a great way to find like minded people and be inspired, or challenged by their writing.
But despite this, there have been 16,000 hits on this blog since I started in in 2007. And about 20-30 per day. I’m not terribly interested in the statistics. I’m not actively trying to get more readers. What I would like to know is “Who the heck ARE these people??” I think I know of about five regular readers. The rest of you are either randomly arriving via search engines or hiding. If you are reading here and haven’t commented before, would you mind popping out of your shell and saying hello? (especially if I know you in real life too) I really like having you here, and I try to reply to every comment.
Not sure how to comment? See under each post…is list post categories then says Post a Comment if you’re first, or it will say 1 Comment if someone else has already chirped. Go ahead and click it and tell me something I don’t know.
(Oh, and as an aside, see my blogroll? – the list of blogs over there to the right? They are the blogs I read regularly. Alot of them are written by mothers, homeschoolers etc, people like me. This is nice because we have similar interests etc, but I also like to broaden my interests a bit. There is only one man blog there! Surely there must be some good man blogs out there? If you know of a good man blog (I mean written by a man, not necessarily about men!) out there please let me know. Or just go ahead and tell me your favourite blog, even if it’s yours. Ta!)