Pondering is different than thinking.
Thinking gets me in trouble more often than not so I call the conversations that I carry on with myself in my head ponderings.
I haven't been commenting on your blogs much lately. I don't seem to have anything new to say.
I still absolutely LOVE each and every post you write. I am still AMAZED at the projects you not only create all by your original selves but the amount of projects you actually complete. I cheer you on when you post something inspirational, I sympathize with you when something bad happens and I am happy as a lark when you accomplish one of your dreams.
I just haven't been telling you so.
So I'm telling you now. Each and every blog I visit is a pleasure to my day!
But I have noticed some trends lately that have me pondering.
Are many of us suffering from blog burnout?
I find that there are many more ads on sidebars and between posts lately. Do they really generate worthwhile money or are they just space fillers? And the pop up ones that follow you as you scroll down the page? Ugh . . . annoying!
I've noticed more professional photos duplicated from other sources. Pretty, but not what I come to visit you for. You all are so creative with your own vignettes and room makeovers. Those are the photos I want to see!
I've heard some talk about too many blog parties out there. Some bloggers link up their projects to lots and lots of parties. I will link up to a couple every once in a while. Parties are loads of fun. I like parties of any kind. I've just become overwhelmed when the parties are too big. I want to visit all of the party goers and I just can't. Therefore I don't participate.
But that is my problem, not yours. So you go ahead and party like it's 1999!
And now I see that some bloggers are upset when others pin their photos on Pinterest. And leave a comment that they want to make one of whatever it is too! Well of course we do. Otherwise we wouldn't have pinned it in the first place. I'm all for giving credit where credit is due but we all put our own little spin on whatever we create so I don't feel that we are copying. Just getting inspiration. Isn't that why we all show each other our creations in the first place? Am I wrong in thinking that is what Pinterest was created for? Or are we all just copying someone else's hard work and effort and taking away their profits like some bloggers think? (I've always considered copying the sincerest form of flattery. Except when my SIL chose the same china pattern as I did!)
If I didn't fall in love with something I've seen, whether it was on the web or in a store or a magazine, I probably wouldn't make a thing!
Oh, and I COPIED these adorable flowers from Chipping With Charm. Thank you Laurel for understanding my need to find ideas somewhere other than in my own head!
Must I have a Facebook page to promote my blog? Is liking you on FB more or different than being a follower of your blog? Is there other content that I am missing on a FB page than there is on a blog? Am I the ONLY person in the world that DOES NOT DO Facebook?
And this google - linky - follower thing has me all in a tizzy.
Just when I feel comfortable with something, someone goes and changes it! (Isn't fighting change of any kind the first sign of old age?)
See what I mean about my pondering? I'm stumped as how to continue blogging. Do I go with my own flow and post only when I have something that I think is significant enough to post about? Am I doing my blog an injustice by not posting any little thing every day or even once a week? Do I try to post just to party? Do I discontinue pinning? (Please tell me I don't have to do that!) Do you want to see every bit of minutia of where I go, what I do, what I try to accomplish and who I see?
Are you tired of waiting on me to post or does it make your heart go pitty-pat when you see my name come up on whatever reader you use?
Pondering makes my head hurt.
All of the above photos were taken by me of some things offered at the last sale at Miss Maggie's House.