Saturday, August 11, 2012

I'm Melllllting...

I tell you what, dear readers, I don't know much.

One thing I do know, however, is that one of the principal tenets of Professional Blogging (ha! Say that with a straight face) is that you are not supposed to Blog About Blogging. Sort of a "don't break the fourth wall" sort of a thing, I guess.
Well, I guess I'm not a professional, 'cause here goes:  I'm feeling pretty icky about writing my blog, lately. It doesn't help at all that the Weather Gods appear to be punishing me right now and it's easily 85 degrees in my office... no AC, no laptop that I could take and work in the coolness of the local library :-(



Mostly, though, it's that I can't get over the feeling that I'm just sending random thoughts and pictures out into the void...

Is any one out there???
Is anybody actually reading this???

I have tons and tons of fun (honestly!) ideas for blog posts, but I guess I feel like if no-one is reading them then what's the point?
If anyone's actually reading this, please comment and tell me :-)
It would be massively appreciated.










15 comments:

  1. I'm reading it, Dina, and I want more! Write away! :)

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  2. “If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.”
    — Kurt Vonnegut

    "One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art." Oscar Wilde

    “You should never hesitate to trade your cow for a handful of magic beans.”
    ― Tom Robbins

    “Something has got to hold it together. I'm saying my prayers to Elmer, the Greek god of glue.”
    ― Tom Robbins

    There's my two and a half cents for the day....I saw your etsy post today and said "hey I wonder what's up at Appelville?"

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    1. Ahhh, Steve...always good for a laugh and a bit of inspiration! I especially like the Vonnegut quote...I think that might be my new motto! Thanks for the support :-)

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  3. I'm reading, in part because you're a blogger who LIVES IN THE SAME STATE I DO, which I think is awesome and fun.

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    1. Thanks Frances! There aren't a lot of California bloggers who write about this type of stuff, are there? I can think of only a handful...do you read Temperamental Broad? She's in San Diego.

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    2. I don't, I should look her up! I'm up in Sacramento and haven't found anyone up near me yet.

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  4. I'm reading it from my own balmy office in Tennessee!

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    1. Thanks Eartha Kitsch! I just love your blog...hope the kitchen nightmare is clearing up!

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  5. Reading too! But I'm a lazy commenter.

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    1. Thanks Kitty! OK, no more laziness for you ;-)

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  6. I'm reading! I often feel the same way about my blog - am I nuts?, why am I doing this?, etc. But now you (and Steve the kaleidoscope guy) will keep me going. Thanks so much and quit your whining about heat - I'm in Houston!xoxo

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! OK I'll quit whining...it's hot here, but it's not TEXAS hot :-)

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  7. Ugh, I've had those same feelings!! Especially when my blog was just a baby. My advice is to do whatever you need to get more followers. Leave comments on other blogs, especially ones with lots of followers. Put a link to your blog in the comment as well. I know I often find new blogs to follow that way. Maybe change your comment name from Dina to Vintage Advantage and add a personal picture? Start a Facebook page for your blog or link up with Bloglovin and sites like that. Also, to get more comments, ask your readers questions at the end of your post. These are just a few little things I did to get new readers. Oh, and add labels to your posts! That helps random people find your blog through Google and Bing and stuff.

    Hope that helps!! Good luck!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for all the tips (and the encouragement)! I will definitely try to put all of those tips into practice :-)

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