Wow! Y'all sure have lots of questions
and I am going to answer some more of them.
Here's a few more pics of our trip so far.
We hit Grand Marias, MI
And visited Eagle Harbor & Manistique, MI
Here are some of the things you asked.
How do I visit so many people
and leave comments?
How do I develop relationships with bloggers?
How do I know so much about other bloggers?
How do I get comments?
When I visit someone's blog I READ it.
Usually every word.
If it is full of pictures of the same thing I usually skim the pictures
quickly but read the content.
I might mark it to go back
to look at pictures later
in more detail.
I HARDLY EVER read anyone else's comments
that have been left before mine on a blog.
I don't want it to influence MY comment
and if I did that I would not have time
to visit so many of you.
If I follow your blog
you are most likely on my sidebar.
I want to honor every blogger-
not just a chosen few.
If you took the time to write it
and I am going to visit you,
I am going to take the time to read it.
That's how I come to know all of you so well.
I think I get comments because
I connect with people.
I don't care WHO you are-
if you are REAL that is the person
I want to know.
I don't care if you live in a tent
or a mansion because
money and things
DO NOT define who you are.
I think people respond to me
because they know that
I genuinely care about them and their families.
I also think SweetCheeks
has been a good drawing card for me! LOL
How long have I been blogging?
How do I blog everyday &
balance life & blogging?
How do I go about blogging?
I have been blogging about 3-1/2 years.
I started blogging after my friend, Jettie, started
blogging for books. I liked the idea.
For the first few months
I did not get hardly any comments-
some days I got no comments at all.
But, I was writing my blog as a family "history"
so that my kids/grandkids
would remember things
Then, I started visiting other blogs
and following blogs.
I changed my writing style and shortened my posts
because I find short posts the easiest to read.
(LOL-THIS one is getting a little long though!;>)
I think most people just want the highlights anyway.
I take photos all the time and
I write notes to myself.
I may post something SweetCheeks said 2 weeks after she says it-
but when the time comes I have the pictures
ready to match the post.
I also do things probably a bit different
when I write my post.
Once I decide what I am going to write about
I figure out which pictures I am going to use.
Then, as I am writing my story,
I post my pictures
one at a time as I go.
My "gift" if I have one is that I have a wicked
sense of humor-like my father did-
like some of my kids do.
I can see the joke in just about anything
and I try to end each post with a smile.
So...that's about it for this post.
I will answer more questions tomorrow-
keep 'em coming if you want.
Oh- yeah- Someone asked me what is the best
thing I have seen so far?
It's GOTTA be this!
Taken in Calumet, MI.
You didn't expect any less from me, did you?