Monday, March 21, 2016

Should I Stop Blogging?

Dear Readers,  I would like to hear from you. I would love to know who you are. Are you long time or newer readers? Sometimes I wonder why I am blogging. Is it to keep a journal? Is it to minister to other women? Is it to pour out my feelings, to vent so to speak? Or is it to do all of the above in an entertaining way? I do not know who reads my blog because I took off the site-meter, other than when someone leaves a comment. Thank you, Rhonda, Sharon, and Rue, for regularly leaving them.
 Please leave me comments to answer these questions:
1. What would you like to see more of in my blog?
2. What would you like to see less of in my blog? Be honest. I can take it.
3. Does the music bother you? If yes, is it the song or just the fact that music is playing?
4. What is a favorite post of mine?
5. I have a variety of topics on my blog from parenting, marriage, recipes to feelings of hopelessness and self doubt. Do I organize these well enough? If no, please give me tips. 
6. Should I write more? and work on my writing?
7. Should I add more photos or less photos? I would appreciate knowing what makes my blog appealing to you. 
If you have never commented before, but have been a lurker, could you please comment today? I would love to hear how I can improve and also how I can minister to my readers. Thank you for your comments.
Blessings, Kathi

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty..." Psalm 91:1


Judy said...

Hi Kathi,
I've been following your blog and Sharon's blog it seems like forever. I seemed to have turned into a lurker more than commenting, I'm sorry to say.

I enjoy reading all aspects of your blog. The music doesn't really bother. But I'll be honest I do get distracted by it sometimes so I usually turn it softer when I'm reading.

I guess I love the honesty in your writing and find it very refreshing and love that you want to share your life. I do get encouraged by what you have to say and thank you for that. I can't say I have a favorite post, I just enjoy all of them. I don't think you need to change a thing with your blog, but someone else may think differently.

Kathi said...

Thank you, Judy, for your honest feedback. I am glad that you have been encouraged by my blog. Wow, I am so happy that you feel the way you do that I need not change anything. I enjoy blogging very much. I am so glad to know others are reading my blog. I hope you enjoy your week. Kathi

Vee said...

First visit so I am not much help with specifics. In general, I do not mind music playing IF I can shut it off easily. And I think that writing about things that you enjoy and want to chat about always works well. Thanks for visiting me and following. Off to follow you, too.

Vee said...

Couldn't find that feature, but let me know if you ever add it, okay?

gin said...

I guess I'm a stalker, tho I have commented once or twice and have been following your blog for several years. I like what we have in common - God, family, home. The best part of reading other blogs like yours is that I see I'm not alone in facing everyday life's issues. It's good to relate to the same things whether it be laughter or tears. I'm a few years older than you. I'm a mawmaw. In a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a sister. I'm a daughter. I'm a Christian. See, it's like looking in a mirror. Don't stop blogging. You inspire and share in so many ways. Even though some of us are silent bystanders. I will begin to comment when I read your life's story from now on. We can all empower each other.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathie, I have commented on your blog a few times but not as much as I should, considering the work that goes into each and every new post. I don't have a blog but I read yours faithfully.Your blog works beautifully and I would not change a thing. I would love to hear more about your life as a homemaker, and all the details about your daughters upcoming wedding.
New York

Rose of Sharon said...

I love reading about your blog! I love all your cute stories. You are encouraging and sweet. I would love to see more pictures of your day to day life, inside your home and your beautiful property. I would love to see stories about your daily life on the farm and the chores you do. Please keep blogging. I love you!

A Romantic Porch said...

I love your blog and you. I have followed you since forever! ! I'm sorry I haven't commented as much as I should.I am sorry. We have gone through a lot of stuff as a family and it has sapped me. It always makes me sad when a long time blogger stops. So I would miss you. I love your honesty. I don't seen to be able to share like you do. I don't enjoy blogs that have music so I just turn down the volume. I love your blog! Hugs, Rachel

Happy@Home said...

Hi Kathi,
I saw this post the other day and didn't have time to comment then so I am back to do so now.
I hope you will continue to blog as I enjoy my visits here. I think you have a nice mix of topics you discuss. Although I am a few years older than you, I can relate to many of the things you talk about and I respect your honesty. One of the things I have always admired is your fashion sense. You do a nice job of dressing fashionably as well as age appropriate. I would love to see more posts on this topic :).
I also love that you share what life is like on your farm. Love to see what you're growing in your garden and cooking in your kitchen too.
I've gone on long enough, but I hope you know how much your blog means to me. If it is in your heart to continue, I will be here reading along.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I do hope you'll continue blogging! I share so many relative things with you. And your words and insight often minister to me! I would love to see more recipes and lifestyle posts (home & garden), in addition to what you already post. And as for the music, I'm often watching TV, with my husband sitting close by, so I turn it down... don't want to disturb the man. lol! But it's fine! Hope you'll stay with us in blogland! You're unique and would be missed! :) ~Rhonda

Anonymous said...

I like to read your blog and learn about living a farm life. I am also a Christian and it is an inspiration to see how you read and study to learn about being a better person. I try everyday. Thanks for sharing. Kaye

Kathi said...

Dear Readers: Judy, Gin, Vee, Mary, Rachel, Kim, Sharon, Rhonda, and Kaye, Thank you so much for encouraging me to continue to blog. I truly love the creative outlet it provides, and hopefully the Lord will continue using me for His glory. I will continue. Blessings, Kathi

Molly Moore said...

Hi Kathy--

Happy Birthday and Happy Easter!!! I have enjoyed your blog since around 2009!!! Your blog has been a great inspiration to me. I love reading about your cooking farming,raising a family, faith, and decisions about working outside the home. I also love your posts about being a young woman in the 80's! I think we had the same hair style! It is often hard for me to find friends that have the same values--I think your blog and your sister's blog help to fill that void for me!


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