This whine brought to you by Nyquil

Blogging is a unique form of communication. It's sort of like going into room, closing the door and then having a conversation. You hope that there are people with their ear to the door and that they hear you, understand you and like what you are saying. What is even better is when at least once in a while they slip a message under the door so that you know that they are out there.

In my case I know that you are out there since I can see that I get somewhere near 50-100 hits a day, sometimes more and somtimes less. Now I can even cop to the fact that up to 1/2 of these hits might be bots and web crawlers but that still leaves quite a few people per day putting their ear up to my virtual door but not staying long enough to even say hi. Maybe people don't like what I have to say... heck.. even tell me that, I am ok hearing that you think my dog is ugly and I can't sew my way out of a bag... ok.. don't tell me that.. but you know what I mean.
Honestly sometimes this does hurt my feelings and today in my cough syrup induced haze is one of them. In my better moments I know that it's just busy lives of busy people and since you think I don't know you have been here there is no harm done. But today the cough syrup speaks making my tongue loose and my brain even looser. ... really there is no need to give criminals "truth serum", all it really takes is a shot of Nyquil!

So olly olly in come free... pop in, say hi.. I like knowing that you are out there.


Anonymous said...

Hi! I found you by accident, and thought I'd say hello from the other side of the door! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Hello to Sharon!!! I hope you drop back by again real soon!

Anonymous said...

You know I am always around! I know what you mean... other than family or acquaintances no one leaves comments on my blog either.

eselmom said...

Hi Maddie!

I always pop in for a look-see every few days! Sorry I don't comment more. Usually, I'm holding a sleeping babe and balancing a coffee cup, which makes typing rather dangerous! Hope you start feeling better soon. Leslie and I just got over a 24 hr stomach bug ourselves this week. Let me know if you need anything!

Anonymous said...

i am happy to comment on how fabulous and inspiring you are....and how lucky i am to call you friend!

p.s. and your blog(s) rock. :)

Becca said...

Great post! I loved the way you described blogging. I feel the same way about non-commenters, but I am also guilty of not comment all the blogs I read.
This is the first time I've been to your blog (found you on the comments of Bari J's Blog). I'm aformer homeschooler (homeschool drop out, but I'm contemplating bringing two of my four kids back into the fold and am searching middle school and hish school curriculum daily for the upcoming school year.
Just thought I'd slip a note under your door! :)