Monday, October 26, 2009

Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

So – by looking at the amount of posts I’ve made this month, you would assume that October has been a relatively quite month for me. This isn’t quite true – I’ve been for a weekend away, I’ve had numerous doctors appointments, I’ve been busy at work and I’m brand-spanking-newly engaged, so I’m not quite sure why the lack of posts. I’d like to blame it on motivation, although that sounds really petty. What I mean is I put in a bit of effort while I was sick off work to spruce up my blog, I tried to come up with more interesting posts and even so it seems like my readers have just up and disappeared. Comments have almost well and truly dried up, and I cant seem to attract anybody new to come and visit this page.

Whats up with that people ? Have I become boring in my old age? Have I been posting too much “ baby “ stuff, and driven all you happily childless readers away? Am I not funny/interesting/mentally challenged enough anymore ? You gotta tell me! Its like being deserted by your friends….. you still wanna hang out on their blogs, but they just don’t come around like the used to.

Maybe its not me – maybe its you ( yes, you. ). Have you guys just become too busy to read blogs anymore? Have your lives just taken right off, to the point where you cant be bothered putting finger to key anymore? Have your daily adventures become so exciting that you manage to write your own blog but the next adventure rolls along before you can catch up on other peoples stuff?

God – I know this sounds like such a rant, but its not. I don’t want to come off as some kind of whinger; I don’t want to sound jealous of other peoples reader numbers or comments; and I most certainly don’t want to sound like I think my writing is that good that nobody should be missing out….. I just miss my readers! At this rate, I’m thinking I keep blogging until the baby arrives, just to document the last few weeks of my first pregnancy and then I up and quit.

I’ve always kind of maintained that I write a blog for me, just like I’d keep a journal, it didn’t matter if anyone read it or not. But after 3 or 4 years of blogging, I’ve become accustomed to a bit of reciprocal blog love – I’ve thrived on it – and now that its seems like the bloggy love is no more, its just not the same….


  1. Dear Amy:
    Although I'd like to claim I'm not the 'you' you suggest, I know that I'm at least in part culpable.
    To make a cliche, it's not you, it's me. I find myself with less time to comment on blogs lately (which is different than just quickly scanning a bunch of blogs... you really gotta read it). So, at least in my case, I'll say it's nothing on your end and keep up the excellent work.
    And don't feel bad for writing this post. Most people probably have the same experience at some point.
    Hugs and kisses,
    Wild ARS Chase

  2. Aww God love ya Andy - you wrote me a letter back! Your too cute...

  3. Well, I know you're not talking about me of course, hehe. I probably comment on your posts a lot more regularly than I comment on most that I read but I can assure you it is most certainly NOT you. It's the fact time moves way too fast and it seems to be getting harder and harder to find time to get everything done you need to do in a day. And unfortunately, blogging (and commenting) seems to be what gets left behind.

    We still love you though. :)

  4. I haven't had a lot of time to blog, let alone post recently. But I could like to direct you to the posts of your circa 2007:

    I'll be honest in saying I preferred that stuff. Not that I mind the baby stuff so much. But back then you didn't make us "lists" of stuff you'd been doing, of random numbers etc. I liked this writing a bit more.

    Admittedly you probably weren't as happy then. And a lack of happiness tends to result in an inverse amount of posting (at least in my experience...