14 September 2008

Blog envy

When I surf around in Blogland I often get blog envy. All the blogs out there are much better than mine, has more visitors than mine and the posts have way more comments. Yesterday I sort of “woke up” and did a reality check! Do I want 50 comments to every post? YES my envious mind screamed at first but then I thought about it a bit more and the answer was NO I don’t. Because if you read some of the 50 or more comments the “famous” bloggers get on their posts they seem to be of the cut and paste variety written by someone that only want a return visit to his or her own blog. I on the other hand feel that I have blog friends who take an interest in my life and write very personal and lovely comments. And that is worth so much more!

After coming to that conclusion a weight sort of lifted from my shoulders and I felt free! Why? I wondered. The answer is that I am very good at pushing myself and to question my own abilities and I very seldom allow myself to feel content. So I did with my blog as I do with so much more – I made it into something I had to succeed in and then the fun almost went out of it. I love writing and I love taking photographs and through my blog I have an opportunity to do just that! It was why I started in the first place but along the way I sort of lost my bearings and it became something else. A competion. Trough my blog I have met some truly wonderful persons that mean a lot to me. The live near and far – some much nearer than you think. ( Anna happened to live on the other side of my block….) but they all feel just as close.

So now I am back on track! I write for the fun of it!

And I raise my glass to my dear Blog friends in Sweden, Australia, UK, the Netherlands and the States and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the lovely comments and mail you keep sending me! And the award that Lili gave me.....


.........I give to you all!
Take care
Jeanette

10 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for returning the award :-)
Did you receive my mail? If not, I wanted to tell you that I'm happy beyond words with your parcel! Thanks a million!
As for comments in blogging; It's always seen and be seen too, as in real life! I'm like you: I appreciate a true friend and commenter a 1000 times more than those visitors that only have as goal that you come over to their blog and count to their comments volume.
And I like bloggers who have a voice of their own, just like yourself. Like your post on pimping a Volvo, I thought that was brilliant and I have told other people that story and they were laughing too! Much better than I picture of a vase with a peony and one sentence; it's spring over here (or that madonna painted white with the catholic prayer chain, that I have seen in sooooo many blogs). And I can go on with what I don't like, but that's not interesting...I love your blog, really I do!
Keep going on like this, hugs, LiLi

Plain Jane said...

hey dear Jeanette, count me as a friend and regular reader and FAN!
xoxo
Jane

Anna Stilla said...

Hej min bloggvän!

Jag har också tänkt likadana tankar om bloggandet, antalet besökare, kommentarer.

Jag återkommer till din blogg för att jag gillar dina lugna texter. Jag blir så avslappnad här hos dig. Jag kollar varje dag om du har skrivit något nytt och blir glad när jag ser nya inlägg.

Så blogga kära Jeanette, av hjärtat lust!

Kram
Anna

gerda-thyra said...

Hej, du kloka kvinna... jag håller med dig i allt du skriver här ovanför! Blogga är så kul, men det ska verkligen inte vara någon jakt på varken besökare eller kommentarer!

Herre Gud, Jeanette... har du träffat CLARA på riktigt...!!!! Så HÄFTIGT!!!
Hur var hennes fotoutställning? Fin och vacker och ...ALLDELES, ALLDELES UNDERBAR, kan jag tänka mig!?

Göteborgs kulturnatta är den 10 oktober i år. På kolonin har vi öppet mellan kl.19.00 - 22.00
Det blir soppkök, upplysta trädgårdar, liten hantverksmarknad, samlingsutställning av lite blandad konst, "vandrande spöke", musikuppträdande m.m.
För första året så är jag inte med i arrangemangen runt omkring... det känns SÅ skönt... men i gengäld så vet jag inte så mycket om vad som är tänkt heller... mer än att min man och hans band ska spela "pubertal gubbrock" någon gång under kvällen och att lokalen skall delas mellan dem, utställningen och en helt underbar vissångerska med akustisk gitarr.
Skulle ju vara hur kul som helst om du hade "vägarna förbi"...nu vet du iallafall vilket datum och vilken tid det är!

(Förresten Jeanette... fniss... Göteborg förkortas Gbg och inte Gtb som du skrev inne hos mig... du fick det att låta som någon ny, fullständigt livsfarlig och beroendeframkallande drog... fniss...)

Jeanette said...

Annica said:

Hej!

Och tusen tack! Förkylningen är på tillbakagång. Bara rethosta kvar.

Jag läste vad du skrev på din blogg. Har varit där jag med... Det är så lätt att man jämför sig med andra. Men många av de andra bloggarna håller ju på med detta för att försörja sig eller så är de hemmafruar eller pensionärer. Det är skillnad när man arbetar heltid och har fullt upp med familj osv.

Jag har märkt att jag blir stressad av att ha för många kontakter i bloggvärlden. Det är roligare att utveckla kontakterna och lära känna några personer lite bättre än att ha 10 000 bekanta som man inte kan hålla isär.

Det är samma sak med alla swaps man gör. Jag tycker inte att det är kul att byta med personer som inte bloggar. För mig är det en del av nöjet att följa någons blogg och sedan byta.

Ha en bra vecka!
Annica


Hej Annica!
Skönt att du är på bättringsvägen. Men fy för rethosta....inget kul. Swaps låter däremot kul...vet inte riktigt hur det funkar bara.

Kram
J

Maria said...

hej Jeanette!
Såklart så ska du inte jämföra ditt bloggande med andras. Jag tycker att det är roligt att alla bloggar är så olika. Det blir liksom så tydligt att vi är olika människor bakom varje blogg, och bloggen blir som en skärva av en människas liv.

Tack för dina värmande kommentarer hos mig! Jag blir så glad om jag kan inspirera någon annan! Kramar!!

Angela Louise said...

What a great post Jeanette! One of the things that I really enjoy about your blog is your honesty.AND your very, very good pictures. I am always telling people about your blog and what a laugh you give me. There are so many things that you write about that sound like something that I think. The only difference is that you are more likely to voice them.Good on you!
I really loved the crayfish party...if only I had been there to enjoy it with you. There should be celebrations like that here in Australia....I WISH! Family events like these are so much fun. I love watching how everyone interacts with each other and how easy-going it feels.
Great hats and hat photos.....you crazy thing!

Glad to hear all is going well with the girls and your new job.
Happy days to you dear Jeanette, Angela.

Anna said...

Vet aldrig om jag ska svara på engelska eller svenska!!??

This is so true, so true and I think most of us bloggers have been there. Everyone else is so clever, right?
For me a turningpoint was when I was considering installing a counter to see how many visitors I actually have. I decided against it and thought a little on why I wanted to know that. And realised I mostly wanted others to see how many visitors I have...

Homeleightigger said...

Well said my friend - I couldn't have put it better myself - in fact I couldn't have begun to put all that into words, and I agree with every one. I miss seeing some of your gorgeous felting though, I must admit. Hey! I made a piece of wet felting last week - first time too!

ellie said...

I think is my first time commenting here - I linked over from style-Queen Anna.
I know what you mean about blog envy - I keep going through those cycles. But then, I too, remember the real comments from people who's blogs I enjoy reading, and knowing about their lives. And my family reading, and sometimes commenting.
But mainly, I remind myself that this blogging is for me - my words, thoughts, photos, crafting. And getting to share and find new friends is a wonderful extension of that. And I too have found blogfriends in my city too!

I love your felting - my sister is just getting into that, and wanting to explore more. So I'll send your blog onto her...

Take care.