Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rearranging the Deck Chairs

As you can see I’ve been adding some new links to the sidebar, in my perpetual quest to keep things fresh here at the Random Blog. You can also tell I’ve been adding more pictures – although, no one ever said they would be GOOD pictures . . .

Of course, just as soon as I add some links, I find out that have to take some down. I must have the reverse Midas touch – whenever I discover a really great blog, that is the exact moment that the blogger decides to call it quits . . .

A lot of bloggers have been doing this pretty much everyday for several years now and they just can’t keep up the production – if you get a lot of regular readers, those people seem to expect constant, well-written posts which are hard to sustain if you have full life with other responsibilities and activities . . .

I’m in nowhere near the same league as a lot of the well-known bloggers, but I don’t think I’ll be burnt out from doing this any time soon:

First off, it isn’t that well-written. Most of the time, either I can sit and wordsmith and edit and make the post a beautiful work of art, or I can actually post something. I tend towards posting, otherwise there would only be about 10 posts on this blog . . .

Secondly, despite my best efforts I am not able to post every day. You know the deal – the Random Non-profit job, volunteering, meetings, husband, family, friends, excursions, manic Random cat pesterings . . .

Thirdly, much of the stuff on here is pretty random and I doubt that I’ll stop having angst and/or adventures anytime soon – in fact, if things work out the way I hope this year, I may have even MORE to write about (but less time to do so.)

Besides, I want to keep in touch with all of you guys – my faithful, but few, readers. Most of you I have never met in real space, but through your blogs your writings make me want to know you and worry about you and be your friends and learn from you. You’ve exposed me to so many different experiences and viewpoints, I feel so lucky to have stumbled into your lives . . .

And if one day you decide to give up the blog, just know that I will always be eternally grateful for your sharing your life with us all . . .

4 comments:

Ted said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! This is my first time here, but I think I'm into blogging for a lot of the same reasons you are. :)

I'm totally DROOLING over that camera there, by the way. Pant pant.

J said...

Oh, that came out at Ted! My husband, Py Korry, was logged in before. This is J from Thinking About at jellyjules.com.

CSL said...

I agree - just when I start following a blog, it shuts down. But don't always announce it. What's the appropriate mourning time before you remove the link anyway? And nice camera! I just got a Sony DSC-H% which I love. Once the bug bites, it's got you.

Random Kath said...

Hi, J and CSL! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Yes, the camera is turning out to be a lot of fun to work with and I'm looking forward to sharing more pictures with everyone. I will try to pop by your blogs much more often . . .