Tuesday, January 25, 2011
There is a down-side to blogging every day
...and that is that I have fallen way behind in answering any and all questions that anyone has posted via comment to me in the last few weeks. Not only that, I am sorely delayed in writing clever retorts to your funny comments and this makes me more than a little sad.
I still fully intend to update my 3 short stories about critters who came to visit blog post to include the name of that really cool little bird (Ruby Crowned Kinglet) that Lisa (who doesn't have a blog) and Linda Benson and Marigold the goat at Goat Philosophy 101 and Matt at Foothills Poultry and Paula at Weeding for Godot and Lynn at Razzberry Corner all graciously identified for me. I really had tried to ID this bird on my own. Google was no help whatsoever. But you all came to my rescue:
So, FYI: I am a perfectionist. This blogging-every-day-thing has been a real personal challenge for me; I am not a speedy blogger.
It takes me SO. DANG. LONG. to write, rewrite, edit, re-edit and - then - well, then there are all the pictures that I (try to wisely) choose to illustrate my stories (photo below taken with my cell phone as all other cameras were posing):
So. What I really want to say in my blog today is that every one of the comments I receive means so much to me. Your comments make me smile, make me snort, make me curious, make me laugh out loud, make me reach out to you, make me look things up and, mostly, above all else... make me feel grateful.
Your comments on my 3-part post on Beau's feet were powerful, informative and moving - I am so thankful to have this blogging medium to discuss my animals' stories. I learn so much from you every day.
I had something else in mind to blog about today:
but I realized this afternoon that, instead, I just really wanted to say: Thank you. (And, also, to please forgive me if I don't respond to questions and comments this month.)
Oh, and I also really want to tell CeeCee from My Little Bit of Heaven and Chris (who doesn't have a blog *yet*) that the type of deer in Story #3 is a Black-tailed Deer.
To "Amy" who has, on more than one occasion, asked me to come read her blog, I've been looking for you! Are you the Amy from Crazy for the Country? Most of the time, the name "Amy" comes into my comments without being a link, so I can't trace it back and I'm not sure whose blog to go read. Let me know!
And I really planned on writing the most humorous response EVER back to Chai Chai at Homestead...from Scratch when I described the roof panels blowing off my chicken run in my 5 Things post and she commented: "I can honestly say that I have never heard of a "chicken pasture" prior to this post. Your chickens have their own pasture?"
All I can say is, inside my head is a really funny place and Chai Chai is just going to have to imagine what HILARIOUS thing I was going to say in response to that. ha ha ha ha! Seriously, though? We have three fenced plots on our property that are referred to as: the "donkey pasture", the "middle pasture" and the "chicken pasture". I can't believe Chai Chai didn't know this yet. Sheesh.
Finally, for tonight's post on the downside to blogging every day, I want to say "Hi" to a variety of wonderful people who don't have their own blogs yet, but comment so kindly on mine:
"Jenny in MN (now in AZ)"
Diane (in Illinois) ♥
Southern MN Ga
Ann in WI
...and the numerous "anonymous", sweet commenters...
I love every single comment I get and am so appreciative of your readership, your support, your advice, and yes, your friendship.
Tomorrow: a post about those chickens in the cardboard box.