Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Don't be shy

Lately, I've run into a lot of people, friends, friends-of-friends, family members, friends of my husband etc...who say, "I have to admit, I read your blog, and I love it!".
Uh...have to admit?
That is fantastic! Why would you be shy about this?
I write this blog so that people will read it.
Friends, strangers, friends of friends, family members, distant family members.
Blogs are a public forum and I have chosen to put these words out there for the world.
Therefore, if you are reading my blog, no matter who you are, you do not need to feel shy or weird about it. You are making me a very happy girl!

I also have to admit that I have intended to stop blogging about 5 times in the last 4 years since I started this. It's a fair amount of work, and well...sometimes I wonder if anyone is reading it, or cares.
However, inevitably, just when I've convinced myself to close up shop on the blog, I run into someone who reads it and tells me that it brings a smile to their face.
And really, that's the goal.
Just a little outlet to make people smile.
STOP being shy readers!
Comment, share, email me.

So, whether I know you or not, if we haven't spoken in years, if we got in a big fight in 9th grade and haven't spoken since, if you are a family member who lives across the country, a friend of a friend, or someone who just stumbled upon my blog, you are welcome here! I am happy you are here!

Keep reading, commenting, and sharing. If there are topics you like more than others, let me know.

Turns out there's a lot of life that I self-filter because I assume you don't care. But maybe I'm wrong and you really are interested in the random house projects that I think up and force my husband to complete with me.
Or maybe you would much rather hear about our dogs (which I kind of doubt, I think I'm the only one who cares about that topic).
Or perhaps you like the pregnancy/baby posts. I've tried to keep them to a minimum so they don't takeover the blog, but maybe that's what you like hearing about.

Let me know!

I read this other blog...Joy the Baker....and she just wrote a wonderful post on how happy comments on her blog make her.

So to that, I say...ditto Joy!


lmbarbeau said...

I am a blogger too and comments mean the world to me too, makes you feel like someone is out there. I am not sure why I don't remember to leave them on the blogs that I myself read, but I will now. Thanks for the reminder. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I feel sort of like you are talking directly to me! I have been lurking here for quite some time; I just have never commented because you don't know me at all. I one of the "stumblers"...I found your blog, I laughed, and I keep coming back. So, let me introduce myself. My name is Kim, I'm old enough to be your mother, and you absolutely crack me up!

I love reading anything and everything you write; I just love "The Franklet," which I find to be the cutest and funniest nickname ever. Love reading about your cute pups, and I love reading about your house projects. Your writing style and your sense of humor is just great, so please don't close up shop on this blog. that I've commented, expect to see many more comments. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. I like the mix of topics and that you make fun on yourself and tell it like it is. Best wishes with the Franklet!! You and Jeremy will be great parents

Dad Jay said...

You know that you have 2 parents & 1 sister who never miss a blog

Debra Fiterman said...

I think it's pretty obvious that I'm a blog enthusiast! Please don't stop. Ever.

Anonymous said...

In response to this specific blog post, I thought you should know that you have a fan in Tel Aviv :-) Your posts make me giggle and I'm so excited for you and Jeremy to have a little "Franklet." Keep blogging and feeling well!
Debbie Stein-Magnezy

Rachel Rosen said...

viva la blog!!! :-)

Sam Rosen said...

I have to admit, I read your blog. And even more now that it not blocked as an inappropriate site by my former employer.

Mel said...

I'm here too! You're life is just so much more interesting than mine! :) Can't wait to hear about your first years as a mom!
Oh, and I love you writing style and sense of humor too!