I am glad you chose to visit! My blog is a compilation of the many hats I find myself wearing. On any given day I may be an encourager, an instructor, or just a lady who is venting. You, dear reader, will probably identify with my triumphs and my tribulations! These snapshots fit into my Life Scrapbook I have named A. McInnis Artworks. I hope you will find something worth your while.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I'm A Tiny Fish In the Sea of Blogdom

In the last few days I have been asked the same question by 4 or 5 people. It's begun to hurt my feelings...and everyone knows it isn't nice to hurt an old lady's feelings. Here is the question: "Why do you blog?" or worse, "Why do you like doing THAT?" (Dramatic sigh from me. Eyes look heavenward.) Here's my question: Do I even try to explain or do I just keep doing what I like?

Now, I began "blogging" in July of 2010. I know I don't have many followers, but they are loyal and even "check up on me" when I go more than 3 days without posting. I truly appreciate my followers! I have noticed several things since I entered this world...most bloggers in this sphere of home, decorating, re-purposing, etc. are young women. I am not. Sometimes I feel like a fish out of water.

There is nothing more fun than working on a post and having somebody comment or sitting down and checking your "follower" count and realizing somebody joined you today! I KNOW it's not about the numbers but it IS about others who judge your writing and your posts as worthy of their time. When I see young women who have thousands of followers, I just think, "Wow!" They are the Big Players in this realm. I am a tiny fish in a huge sea! But even though I am swimming upstream, it's fun and I really like the people that I read about and converse with on a daily basis. There are so many talented, kind, interesting people out there and if you are reading this, you are one of them.

Thank you for stopping by and even commenting sometime. I do TRULY appreciate the gesture. Ok, so I answered my own question, I won't try to explain to those who don't understand, because unless you DO understand, well....you just wouldn't....huh?!

BTW: My goldfinches have returned!!


Lillyputt said...

Keep on blogging. You make my day everyday.

Angela McInnis said...

Thank you, Lillyputt. I guess that post sounded like I was "fishing" for comments!!Ha...oh, well, I enjoy yours and appreciate the encouragement.

Lillyputt said...

Didn't think you were fishing for comments. Just didn't want you to stop blogging. I especially enjoy all the Grenada topics. I am not very crafty but am gonna try some of your tips and projects. I check your blog every morning and it just makes me smile. If my moma was still living I can see her blogging. she would have loved it. Have a good day and Happy New Year.

Angela McInnis said...

Lillyputt, Your mama would have been a GREAT blogger...she was one of the most interesting women I knew in Grenada! And she would have been very proud of you!

Gail said...

I have a heavy purse that I'll will gladly use to swat whomever asks those awful questions. Or I can do what you do and pray for patience.
I'm 53 and am the point in life I no longer have to "make do". I have nice furnishings and furniture and don't need to find and re-purpose GW and garage sale finds to fill my home. I like those efforts others do and I do some myself for fun.
Why do you blog, you answered that ? yourself because you like to share the beauty of life - family, garden, refurbished items, your God-given talents.