Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Oops

I haven't been paying attention to exact dates since last week - my brain is still in holiday mode from Thanksgiving. The fact that yesterday marked two years since I began this blog completely escaped my attention.

If this was one of those ├╝berblogs, I'd be touting some kind of fancy giveaway right now... but ├╝berblog this isn't. Happily, because I'm far too lazy.

Instead, I whipped up a new header this morning in celebration of this little baby turning two - and that's probably all I'll do for now. I spent much less time agonising over it than I had with previous headers. After all, it's hardly the same as a child's second birthday, is it?

As much as I enjoy this little corner of the internet, I'm not a slave to it. In the beginning, I naively had fantasies of perhaps being able to make a buck or two out of this (making money while at home using the internet? Brilliant!), but it wasn't long before I realised that wasn't going to happen. Chiefly because I'm a fairly private person and at heart I'm not comfortable with too many strangers out there knowing about my life. Sometimes I even toy with the idea of making this a private blog, but if I'm honest, there's a part of me that gets a little thrill when I see spikes in page views from time to time - and therein lies the contradiction. Besides, I suck at doing the whole blogger-comment-on-other-blogs to spread the love and build the blog. It becomes time-consuming and I just can't bring myself to comment for comment's sake. Tried it briefly, wasn't for me.

Small readership = no advertising opportunities = no pressure.

In other words, I'm happy with the status quo here... and having fun.

For those of you who drop in regularly, thank you! Cozy audiences are the best kind, and I mean that.

xx

4 comments:

  1. Love the new header and I totally agree. I'd have to go look up when I started my blog because other then knowing it was in November I have NO idea!!

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  2. Love the new header! Great job! Plus I love the intimacy!

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  3. Happy 2nd Birthday! I like what you've done in here.

    And I know what you mean about keeping it small. I feel the same way. I just don't have it in me to get serious about this blogging thing and it requires time and energy I simply don't have.

    It's all good. And I love your work!

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  4. Your new header looks amazeballs! Love it! Catching up on your blog again as it's been a few weeks since I've been able to pop in.
    2 years - wow ....that is very impressive! Well done. I take my hat off to you :o)

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