Why on earth should I keep Blogging? A letter to Lydias

Lydia's REAL Furry Ferret! "KODA BEAR"

I received this comment on the blog:

“Thanks. It gave me a smile to see my poem here. And the quote from mindfulness. I’m happy I stumbled on this blog. I was in a serious car accident a couple of months ago. I got a serious concussion and am still in the process of healing. This site encouraged me to explore more creativity. I can’t read music to practice my instrument but I can play with haiku. lol. It seems the rhythm of haiku is something my mind locks into a bit. (= Every day a new one; every day healing.”     Lydia,   ferretrunner.wordpress.com

About the Accident

Wreck, by Lydia

Ice stealing control
Gravity pulls, spiral down
Sudden crash, blackness.

Summer
Deep indigo sky
Crickets sing fireflies flash
Bright stars dance in night

Anxiety
Anxiety is
Shapeless dark monster pouncing
Snacking on life unlived

Ferrets
Paw thumping on floor
Ferret teeth chewing at itch
Wake up! It’s playtime!

Dear Lydia,

Sometimes I get discouraged.  It can be a very lonely, solitary experience connecting with thousands of people in cyberspace.  Well, not thousands, 80 or 90 at best and many of them are looking for information on butterfly fish – butterfly fish is the single most searched item on my blog, bar none.

I digress.  

I do get discouraged.  I often wonder if I would reach more people if I were more consistent in my blog topics.  I have a “swap meet-style” (you never know what you’re going to find – treasure or trash) rather than a “shoe store-style” (you always know what you’ll find, you just don’t know if it will fit).

I dismiss that thought because I have to amuse and interest myself to continue blogging in the event that no one else is amused or interested.  

What really makes me continue blogging are all “the Lydias”.  Every once in a while I get a message from someone like you who tells me that something I’ve written, or reposted has helped them in some small way.  

That brings a smile to my face, love to my soul and sends my fingers walking up and down the swap-meet aisles.

Thank you Lydia for taking your time to comment.

Judy

P.S.  If you want to meet Lydia’s Ferrets — about the cutest things I’ve seen go to:

http://ferretrunner.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/introducing-my-furchildren/

15 comments on “Why on earth should I keep Blogging? A letter to Lydias

  1. As I am preparing to close my eyes, I check email one last time (waiting for specific email) … my nightly alert of a new post appears … my thought … let’s see what Judy wrote about this time!!! Lo and behold … a fitting topic for me to answer before my phone battery dies … your variety and changing color of Max’s header is delightful gem in the blog world!!! Keep going … more please!! Becca xoxo

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  2. As I am preparing to close my eyes, I check email one last time (waiting for specific email) … my nightly alert of a new post appears … my thought … let’s see what Judy wrote about this time!!! Lo and behold … a fitting topic for me to answer before my phone battery dies … your variety and changing color of Max’s header is delightful gem in the blog world!!! Keep going … more please!! Bob

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  3. Oh, what a lovely message. And for every Lydia who sends you a message, you know that there are a dozen more who appreciated this place quietly. I haven’t been visiting you long enough to comment on your blog topics…but I do enjoy what I’ve seen so far! It’s nice not to know exactly what you’re going to find every time you visit.

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  4. I enjoy variety on blogs, I worry all the time about lack diversity on my own. It makes for a more entertaining blog in my opinion. What a moving comment to receive. I very much enjoyed your haiku they are so vibrant

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  5. Judy,
    I like the blog the way it is. There are a lot of “topic blogs” out there. I think having a blog where there is variety might increase your traffic. It also makes it interesting to read. Even if I’m not “into” one of your topics, it might be something totally new to me. I’m having trouble saying what I mean. I agree. I wish my blog got more traffic as well. And it is frustrating to see so few visitors. I think the hardest part of blogging is figuring out how to advertise and get people to see it.

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  6. I’ve always loved a good swapmeet & I always will. Your blog is perfect just the way it is; as are you Miss J. Thanks for sharing & putting a smile on my face or a thought to ponder in my head. Keep it ♥

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  7. Judy, variety is the spice of life. Keep on blogging on whatever next shiny thing that crosses your field of attention and interest. It’s all interesting, other-appealing, and fun to see what’s next. By the way, I’ve been trying to “creative imagery”-away my cough headache-seems to help. Thanks for the therapy!

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