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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

MBE: Family, Friends and My Blog

Monday Brain Exchange is sponsored by Jill, who blogs at Finishing Is Winning.

Topic: Your blog

Question: Do your family and friends know about your blog? If so, what do they think of it? If not, why haven’t you told them?

When I first started blogging over five years ago, I really didn't think anyone was reading. And compared to now, they weren't. I started watching my stats and discovered that I had about 5 or 6 dedicated readers, and I knew all of them. Shout out to Mary, Erika, Chris, Abby, Sandra and Nick as being my longest and most faithful readers - they've been around since the beginning.

Todd, of course, reads, and he makes me happy that he gives me freedom to write whatever I want. He's very supportive.

The take off of the blog has been very slow, but I'm starting to get a lot more people and a lot more strangers reading. As for my other friends and family - well, I have some that drop in occasionally, and I've picked up some new people since my humble days in 2004. I have a few cousins that read, although my siblings and parents do not, unless I send them a link to something to read. I have a few friends and co-workers who read regularly, and I have also developed a strange following of friends of friends - people I've never met, but we have someone in common.

I'd love to see who else is out there, so if you would like to leave me a comment just to say hello and introduce yourself, I'd love it!!!

And here's another fun thing - I'm going to be doing my very first giveaway soon. Keep watching the blog, I'm hoping to post it this week!!


onelittletrigirl said...

I only had a handful of readers, 3 who I knew IRL, until about three or four months in. Even though, in comparison to others I have few readers, I like that I feel connected with mine. I don't think I could (or would want to) keep up with 500+ readers. I like that I can read and thoughtfully comment on the blogs that mean something to me.

Lacey said...

i love when you have your first readers and then you stick with them and they with you. it's a good feeling. esp b/c the blogworld tends to expand at a crazy pace and it is hard to keep up with :) amazing you have been blogging for 5+ yrs!

Misty said...

I read your blog regularly :-)

K said...

Hi- Another Maryland girl here. I've had my blog for a long time but I just recently started focusing on running and "meeting" some other nice running bloggers.

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