(I wrote this post earlier, but Blogger seems to have eaten it, so here goes a second try.)
I have my own blog on my Bloglines list, just to see if it's working, you know? And I noticed today that my subscribers number has gone from 5 (which includes me) to 4. Apparently I have been boring or innane or mundane or pedestrian enough lately to lose someone's interest. Hmm. Maybe it's because I had high hopes of being one of those lovely crafty blogs with gorgeous pictures, and I haven't been able to live up to that goal. So now there are only three of you out there, but you know what? It suits me just fine. After all, I'm not in this to gain followers or start a club or anything. And if you are kind enough to read my ramblings, I thank you. But as many bloggers know, if you're in it for the comments - well, let's just say, I hope I know better than that. I have never been a social butterfly kind of girl. Throughout my life I have had my relatives, one or two close friends, a handful of other women from homeschool groups and church groups, and that's about it. And it suits me. It suits my personality, though I'm not saying immense popularity wouldn't be fun in its own way - heehee.
Wee Wonderfuls has 1011 subscribers. 1011! Can you imagine blogging for yourself and 1011 of your closest friends? Posie Gets Cozy has 698 subscribers and no surprise. She writes extremely well, posts beautiful photos every day, and has an interesting personal history. Both of those blogs have owners that design, make and sell things, which helps in the popularity department.
So what's your bent? Are you a social butterfly, or a wallflower like me? Are you a blogging butterfly and a real-life wallflower, or vice-versa? Does it matter to you?