Monday, June 27, 2011

Caution....Falling People!

I've noticed my number of followers has dropped by 2 in the past week. Hmmm, should I be worried?

I never really paid too much attention to how many followers I had, I mean not consciencly! But the idea of my numbers falling makes me wonder why?

I understand I don't have control over whether you follow me or not. Seriously, just because it says I have 827 oops I mean 825 followers doesn't even mean most of you even check out my blog anymore. Maybe you decided to follow me because I was having a giveaway and you've never come back. That's ok. Even if you aren't here, I am. I guess my excuse is not that I don't have anything to write about, but rather the time to write it all down. Summer is a busy time with the kids and having them home everyday makes it harder and my posts few and far between!

Now if you would like I could always tie them up for an hour or two a day so I can get a post done and have time to comment on all you out there.

Either way it looks like I might be able to get some work done, ya think?

Or, I could just plop them in front of the electronic babysitter for a while.

Even if they do seem a little bored!

But you see, I can't and I won't do that! My kids came first before this blogging adventure and as much as I love blogging and hope to continue for a long time, I need to be a mother first and then a Blogger second!

Now, don't you worry your pretty little heads off! I'll be here and there. You see, my brain is always going. I'm like the Energizer Bunny. My brain speaks faster than I can usually type or get out with words. I'm amazed I get any sleep at night.

I have so many ideas constantly zinging around in my head that before you know it, the week is over and I can't say I've accomplished much of anything. But for some reason I'm pooped!

There are some blogs out there that are Follower Free blogs, but I don't think that option is for me. I personally like seeing your smiling faces under my follower button.

I've said all along that this blog is for me and about me. I'm like an open book. If you want to continue to read it then you'll grab your favorite book mark! It's my online journal of my life with kids, animals and my multiple personalities! Ha, just wanted to see if you were listening! I believe things happen for a reason and you just have to learn from them!

I hope I don't have any more followers that fall away but its ok, it happens and it's not the end all be all of my blogging!


Katydid said...

You are so terribly funny. I have tried to get my lazy daughter that lazily blogs to follow you. She is just too lazy and uses her to small boys for an excuse of why she doesn't blog often. All joking aside, I love your blog.
I will follow you like you were David Koresh.

The Fine Life said...

Thanks for writing this. I'm here, and I'm listening/reading. I say, don't take it personally. Maybe those two followers didn't just leave your blog, they may have left the blogosphere completely. Or, maybe they were just cleaning house. (It has to done sometimes.)

That "things fall apart" quote is taken from something Marilyn Monroe said. I was so surprised by the source and liked it so much, that I used it in it's entirety as my second blog post:

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

lol, I lost 2 followers this weekend too, I just kinda giggled because the last time I "unfollowed" a blog it took me about 20 minutes to figure it out. I'd rather just skip the dang thing then go through that again, lol. I'm here and love the pictures you posted, especially of the tied up kids, at least they're smiling!

Stephanie said...

no worries here - I know how much time the little ones take. I took a good amount of time off between posts and lost a few too, but what can you do? NOT go to games, award recitals, and out with friends? Please! We like it here - and we're staying!

Red Rose Alley said...

You're come first. I don't think I could have done this when I had small kids. I give you credit for that. That picture of your kids tied up is so funny. I, too, truly believe that things happen for a reason. Hope you're having a wonderful summer.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of having the kids tied up, at least my kids anyway. But that's just me... Sorry, I was just daydreaming about my kids being tied up and I took it a step further and put an apple in their mouths. Just in case.

I agreee. This is a busy time for everyone. School is out, which means mommas have a little extra going on. Don't worry about it.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I also find blogging harder to do in the summer as I agree with you that family comes first. I have people unfollow me every once in awhile -- oh well. I hope you have a great summer with you kids and family. Joni

oldblackcatboo said...

I don't have kids and I STILL don't have enough time in the day! I can only IMAGINE how busy you must get.
Anyway, I might not always comment but I'm here!
:) - Cindi

Amber said...

I lost a follower at one point because I offended her with a comment I made about myself and she thought I was bashing other moms!

Janie Fox said...

I am still here even though I don't always comment. Keep up your "talking"... I like it!

deborah said...

i get it. it's summer and the kids are home. blogger is %^$#*&^ with me and i don't have any patience or time left in the day to fight that fight. i haven't been able to post for about a week. nice.

Mrs. Tuna said...

I've fallen and I can't get up!

I am a bit of a follower tramp, anyone that follows me gets me to follow back. But.....I don't always make it back to their pages to comment.

Fresh Garden said...

This post reminded me of the movie "The Revenge of the Fallen". :D

Vic said...

You're totally funny...can u tangle my kids up too:) I can't comment anymore on embed below the post...switch to pop up lady...blogger has had a glitch forever....hence the reason u haven't seen my pretty face in a while but I have not STOPPED following fact u are one of my faves:) So fall back you ugly followers who stop following for no reason except you're jealous that you're not as funny as my funky lady! xoxo

make sure you change ur comment setting to pop up...i don't like leaving comments and not seeing muh face...and thanx you:)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

No worries, this happens to every single Blogger.
Loooove your Craig's-list find, below. What a beauty!!!

Olah Momma! said...

It happens all the time. People may drop out for other reason. Just do what you love to do:)

Following your lovely blog. You may also visit Olah Momma! (, or our Momma's Lounge ( to join and mingle with moms.

Luciane at said...

I'm so tired, my preggo belly is killing my back! And I was a bit grumpy... then, I read this post!!! Forgot about the pain... now, I can't stop laughing with this post!!!

Have a great day!


Luciane at

Heather said...

No worries, back up to 828. :)

Natalie Jean (Bottoms) Kelsey said...

I'm not going back on my click ;) peace lady :) have a great week/end

FairfieldHouse said...


I don't have any followers. I'm one of those bloggers that had restraining orders issued to all stalkers.


You will always be a popular read. Pay no attention to those numbers.

Your Friend,

SoMo Mom said...

It's not just you ... it's June & July. I always have a low # of hits & then they skyrocket when the kids go back to school. I've been posting just twice a week instead of 3 times because of readership & I want to enjoy summer a little... *wink

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