I was popping off an email to a cousin I don’t see often, she had asked how things are going.
Going? Everything is basically fine, right? No big tragedies, comedies, life altering changes. Just humming along enjoying life; dealing with it as it comes and getting some knitting done each day. Sure I have my little ups and downs, but it’s all pretty smooth.
I pointed her here if she wanted to learn more of the details of a humdrum life.
Mom has been forced into the world of blogging by a different cousin who is traveling in Europe for several weeks and is keeping a private travel blog to keep all the many interested parties up to date. So far the blog is great – lots of photos and chat about what she is seeing. Am I jealous that she is in England, then going to Prague, then Spain, etc? Yep.
Anyway, Mom just wants to see the darned blog, but WordPress makes it look like you are setting up a blog even when you don’t want to. Mom and I tried dealing with it remotely, but it frustrated her, so finally, I just set her up and sent her the logon info.
In the process, I made her a follower of this blog. Hee hee hee. How to increase my stats, and get my first family follower! (That I know of, anyway.) Welcome Mom!
So that got me thinking. When I first started this blog, I did it as a way to let people who cared about me know what I was up to, without having to write the same letter or email over and over. I sent everyone the link, and a couple of relatives checked it out, but I was too boring with my steady, humdrum life, and they did not follow. Not sure if they visit occasionally or not.
However – a whole bunch of people who apparently do care about what I am doing began reading and following, and so the blog has become what I intended, but for a different audience – one that I did not know was out in the world. Funny how these things work, isn’t it?
One of my very favorite comments came from Cobweborium Emporium when she said reading my blog was like sitting at my kitchen table over a cup of coffee, or something to that effect. Wow! That made my day.
Now, if Mom and Cousin M start reading, maybe I will merge these two worlds.
And that will be a bright moment in my otherwise steady, humdrum world. 🙂
Thanks for reading!