Thank you for all your great input about my blog. After reading it over and thinking things through, I am still torn but getting closer to decisions. Oh, to be more decisive and not sweat the small stuff!
I leave for the spa tomorrow and will be there Monday through Friday. I had hoped to tell you today what you would find on my blog while I am away. I can tell you what you won’t find: no guest posts and no reruns and no posts that I drafted before I left. The top response in my poll was to publish trip highlights but your comments were so gracious about taking time to relax. So, I am going to go against my natural over-planning personality and be flexible and see what happens. I am pretty sure that the first and last days I won’t have a free moment. I am sorry to inform you that spa Bingo will take precedence over an evening blog post:) As will keeping up with my physical therapy while I am away. But if I have some down time and can find my creative juices under my sore muscles, I would love to share the experience. So will I post from the spa? Maybe?
I learned some great stuff from your feedback. That you like polls, for one. And that many of you had no idea I responded to comments. When life allows, I plan to keep doing that; I love the interaction. But knowing now that many of you don’t check back to read them, I will follow in the footsteps of some of my favorite bloggers and not worry about responded to each and every comment. And if I have something I want to be sure you read, I may just comment back on your blog as well or instead. Because, honestly, your comments are a bright spot in my day:)
The questions I asked about frequency of posts elicited some interesting response. I found it particularly curious that one blogger discovered her readership increased when she started posting less often! I think I will join the majority and become a weekday blogger… but after my return from vacation. Since I leave on a Sunday and return late on a Friday, I probably won’t be able to resist at least one more weekend post.
So one last bit of business while I am going on and on about my blog. It was suggested that I add a (tabbed) page of favorite posts. So new readers can go back and find a selection of oldies but goodies. But for me to choose is a bit like picking one of my sons over the other. If you have an old post of mine that stands out in your mind to make the list, please let me know. For now, I have overloaded the “favorites” page with ones that jumped out at me.
Thanks so much for all your great feedback. I am always open to comments and suggestions and love hearing from you. LOVE it!