Friday, May 07, 2010

Do Me a Favor, Would ya?

As I stated in my last post, I'm thinking of quitting this whole blogging thing. We started it 4 years ago when I was pregnant with Hannah because, living so far away from our family, we wanted to be able to post pictures of our children for their grandparents, aunts, and uncles to see. I know that my writings aren't inspirational or awesomely worded, but that's never really been the point of my blog.

Last year I posted a survey at the side of our blog and was surprised to find that 41 people voted on it. I had no idea that that many people were checking my blog. It seems like 90% of the people on my blog list aren't updating their blogs anymore, so I'm sure that there aren't that many people checking my blog anymore. If that's the case, I am going to quit and take these writings to a personal journal. I will be happy to email my family and close friends pictures and updates of the girls if they still want them, but I don't know that I want to post all of these things on the internet for any stranger to see if not many people are even checking this. Does that make any sense? I realize that I could just go private, but it's too much work, and I'm lazy.

So, what I'm asking you to do for me is this: if you check my blog, even just every once in awhile, vote on my side bar. This way it will be anonymous, and that will determine whether or not I continue this blog. If there are only 5 or 10 people checking it, then I will just email you all pictures of my family.....and it will give you all an excuse to CALL me MORE!!!! ;) If there are more than that, then I may continue to keep up the blog because then I'll know that I'm not just doing this for me and my mom, but for you guys too. Thanks a bunch!


Mom said...

Well, of course I voted. I am recommending that you leave this vote up for at least four weeks so those who check it monthtly can vote too.I know that there are others in EG who love to check out your blog and see the girls' progress and read your inspirational and humorous comments. Love ya and support your decision either way. :)

Anonymous said...

I look at the blogs everyday. And love to see your family. Leaving a comment is not my thing. But i wiil if you want me too.
Happy Mothers day,
Love ,dad

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you are still updating. I check pretty much everyday. My kids love to look at the pictures and videos. I wish everyone in the fam still updated- darn facebook. (I guess that means I should update as well.)

Your anniversary post cracked me up.

Kerrie said...

I love your blog. I hope you keep it. But as you can see from my lack of updates on my own blog, I wouldn't blame you for stopping. It's a lot of work.

Jon, Teresa and Madison said...


I enjoy looking at your blog and seeing pictures of the girls. I just don't blog because I don't have time. It's much easier to view others than to work on your own. I'll have to send you my email in case you call it quits. Take care.

Marc and Stacy said...

I still check often even though I've sucked at blogging lately. If you keep yours, I promise I'll get better. I feel like we are more a part of each others every day lives through blogging.
Love ya,

Brenner Family said...

DITTO DITTO to what Stace said! I get bummed when everyone doesnt update, then I look at my own and think, OOPS! I NEED to get better too! Now im pretty sure Im at least #42 and that is waaaayyyy too many people to leave hangin!

barbarawin said...

Maran, your blog is great; I love the darling pictures. Keep it up.