Saturday, October 25, 2008
the wheels are turning
I have a thought. It's been bouncing around in the empty space between my ears for a while. It has to do with this blog. I know I don't have a lot of regular readers outside immediate family and some friends, but I do know there are a few out there that come by once in a while to read.
I think that's really cool. I love looking at my statcounter and seeing the different places people come in from. I like to try and guess who they are, too. Now, I know that there's no way to know who is visiting me from where, but I still like to play that game. Did the blog writer from blog A visit me today? Are they from Florida? I can't remember... That kind of thing. Several have left comments, which I love because then I know who is reading and what they think. Sure, there are a lot that just hit on my blog with a search and bounce away again, never to return, but that's ok. It's still one more spot on my map.
I never made any pretense that this blog would turn into one of those that had huge readerships. I'm not doing this for money, my main focus is still for the family and friends that want to know what's going on with us. However, the more I read blogs, the more interesting people I "meet" and I want to invite them over to my little space in the blogosphere.
It's like when you meet people at a social gathering or event. There are those you meet that are nice and you shake hands and say "nice to meet you" but then you move on. And then there are those that you meet that for whatever reason, you just keep talking to them. They have that ... something ... that you want to be a part of and you want to introduce them to your friends. I've seen a lot of blogs like this. I read them regularly and I want others to read them too.
So, back to my thought. I want to have "guest posts". But it's really weird to ask someone you don't "know" to come write something for your own blog. At least it is for me. I've already asked one and she said she would, but she's busy (I know how THAT is!) and it hasn't worked out just yet. I'm still excited about it and look forward to making it work.
I have a list in my head of who I want to ask. Some have done guest posts before and others I don't think have, but I hope to ask them. I want to ask them. One of these days I'll step out of my comfort zone and ask but until then...