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Friday, June 18, 2010

Follower free

Wow okay here goes...deep breath in and out:)  I'm doing something crazy and to be honest a little scary. When I first started this blog I didn't have big lofty blogging dreams. I was just putting it out there, and hopefully someday someone would find my blog and it would get read. I blog for me.  Well it's grown, and I've been so thankful for that. I  love getting comments from people and getting new followers. But I've noticed that sometimes my moods can directly be tied to whether I get a new follower or lose one etc... I'm competitive by nature, not really with other people (unless you count boardgames...then watch out) but with myself.

I know it's silly, but if you blog you probably get it. It's really easy to get caught up in the numbers (even when you have big numbers), and to be honest I'm tired of it. I equate it with standing on a scale.  If I'm up a pound I feel deflated, if I maintain or lose some whoopee.  But this isn't my's my life.  Who wants an approval rating on that??  So with nearly 1,000 followers I've decided to take the follower box gadget OFF!  It's scary only because followers in blog world seem to equal credibility and after blogging for a year and a half my question is...will it change things?  Will people still follow along without that little box??

Don't know, but whew I feel free already:) I've had several discussions with my fellow blogging sisters (one is Miss Lemonade Makin' Mama) and it seems to be a common thread of frustration. So with that said, I don't need to know if you follow me. It doesn't really matter. I know there are several of you out there that faithfully read along and that blesses my heart tremendously. That's all I really need to know.

Have a blessed day.

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