Sunday, November 19, 2006

Just wondering

if I should not post daily. Although the readership numbers are still pretty good, the comments are lacking. I have my few regular commenters which is nice, and I know that I shouldn't measure my blog by the number of comments I get. I just think that my life is rather boring and my daily ramblings aren't worth mentioning. I'm not complaining. Life is fairly pleasant and going at an even keel right now. I really don't want things to be shaken up, but I also feel that I write out of obligation and not from anything even relatively important or interesting. The nice thing is, though, that if I don't post for a day or two, my faithful readers start worrying about me. I don't have much in the way of friends as you know and I don't talk to my family on a daily basis so if I fell off the face of the earth, my blog friends would be the first to notice. (Aside from the administration at my school wondering why I didn't call for a substitute)

I've noticed that a lot of people don't post daily any more. (Other than my good friend Jonathon who posts regularly which I appreciate very much) I'm disappointed sometimes because I look forward to what others have to say or how their day went and they haven't posted anything. I am guilty of not making much of an effort to post anything substantial but I do it because I know there are a few out there that still read regardless of what I have to say... interesting or not. However, I feel like I'm writing the same stuff day after day and you're probably tired of reading about the fact that my house is a mess, that I have laundry to do or that I'm going to a choir rehearsal. That's all my life is it seems.

So my questions to you readers are: Do you want me to keep writing daily reports no matter how boring it is? or would you rather I update less regularly only when I feel I have something more interesting to say? Please answer as a comment. You won't hurt my feelings (much) if you'd rather I didn't write daily. Just be nice and honest.


abbagirl74 said...

You should absolutely do what you have been doing. I haven't posted every day because it has been extremely busy at work. Being a single mom with a full-time career in the grocery business during the holidays can be a bit, well, let's just say busy.

I don't always comment, but I know that you don't as much either. I will try to do it more often. It does suck sometimes when no one has anything to say. It's like you are talking to a big void.

Have a great week!

Rebecca said...

Yes! Let me reiterate...YES, I do want you to keep writing daily. I am often guilty of not commenting on blogs, but I am here, and I am reading. Anyway, I tend to stop visiting blogs that go dormant for too long.

Anonymous said...

Please keep blogging daily. I enjoy reading about your day(s).

Summer said...

I love reading about your life and would certainly miss your daily updates if you stopped. But, don't feel obligated, that might take the fun out of blogging.

Andrew said...

Well, you probably already know how I feel. You are one of the few blogs where you actually get to share in the author’s life. That’s one of the things I liked and learned about blogging from you; to share the minutiae of life as people want to know what you had for lunch and what you did on your daily hike.

I would hate for blogging to become a chore for you though. I personally wouldn’t blog if it felt as such. Take care of yourself and know that I will always be your biggest blog fan no matter what you decide to do. Maybe you just need a break until after the holidays. We will still be around when you get back.

LeNightowl said...

Hi Annabel!
I, for one, enjoy reading your blog even though I don't comment every time.
I check your blog daily, and I must say I'm a bit disappointed when I see there's no new post (I'm an avid blog reader)
If you go by your readers expectations, by all means post daily!
On the other hand, I don't think people will desert your blog if you miss out a day or two (or more)

PS: I hardly get any comments, but my blog is photos only, so I guess accidental viewers may be rather taken aback by this :)

emptydog said...

I agree with Andrew. He expresses himself much better than I do. So my response is ditto what he said.