I hope you are not thinking this about *your* blog! Your living room alone you posted in January was memorable ... heck if some of your posts were the only ones you had for 3 or 4 months it would still be a great blog!
all the time! LOL! Don't worry; yours does not suck!
..."I suck" .. and you don'tbut knowing you, you WOULD love my newest story ...... I love comments...it yanks my chain ...
Oh absolutely, I do. I hope you don't feel that way. Your blog is wonderful.
Vicki, You are not allowed to think this at all!! I love your blog,it is concise and to the point and you always offer reader's participation. I for one am an avid reader and loyal follower. I just started the blogging process so naturally I am very critical of my writings. I have learned that not everyone that is viewing comments. Sometimes that feels like feedback that feels as if , they think I suck,hehe. I do wonder what they are thinking because of that. But back to YOU!! You are doing a great job, just keep doing what you do. Kathysue
Well a great topic, I could write several paragaphs on this one, but I won't bore you!But ya, I'm right there with you. You however don't suck, I love your blog. I on the other hand feel like a real loser sometimes, I guess I just don't have what it takes to have a great blog. Oh well, we can't all be fabulous like....well I won't name names.LeAnn
I am new to blog land so of course I think that, but I would not have you in my blogroll if I thought yours sucked. I love it...Kim
Well, I do that sometimes, but then I stop and think about how different we all are and that each one of us has our own unique style.Your blog does not suck by any means. So, quit worrying.hugsSissie
First, let me say that I completely agree with Cheryl, Kathysue and Sissie. If you're thinking that about your own blog, stop it.Now, I'll say YES. All the time. But then I remind myself why I do this and who I imagine MY audience to be and shake it off.In some respects, blogging is like high school. There will always be someone (several someones is more like it) who is smarter or prettier or faster or knows how to b.s. the teachers or simply has more talent. I used to tell my daughter: quit comparing yourself to everyone else and just be your own best self because you're pretty great already and I'll bet there are others looking your way and wondering how they can be more like you. Moms are supposed to say things like that I know, but in that case and this, I really meant it.
Well, I for one am one of your biggest fans! I love your blog. I'm new to blogland too (3 months) and am still wondering what I'm doing!
* Hmmmmm... as a "NON-BLOGGER", I just learned a few things that maybe "I" need to share with Y'AL! (And MAYBE that will make Y*O*U FEEL BETTER TOO, because we non-bloggers know sooooooo ltttle about what REALLY goes on behind blog doors, so to speak! ANNNNNNND, am sure NOBODY EVER would want to HURT anyone else's feelings!!!)~Let's start w/ the fact that "I"/we didn't know that YOU know WHO stops by! Sometimes, we're just like y'all (in a real hurry/on the way out the door,etc), so we just take a "quick, looky-look" before leaving, knowing we'll come back later, when our errands/projects are done... so please, know THAT's nothing "personal"!!!Personally, I don't comment all the time, either~~~ it takes so long and if I truly "disagree" w/ something, why bring it up? (It doesnt' change anything & I'm not out to start WWIII~~~~ IE: If, IMHO a room is "ugly" NOW, it's not going to be prettier in ten minutes! Hmm?).I WILL admit to TWICE, verrrrry gennnnntly saying I didn't care for something or the designer or the way it was done. (I've forgotten now)~~~ anyway, the blogger actually removed the comment. This was my observation... a politely stated, certainly nothing ever nasty, just a simple opinion, that the blogger disagreed with, so she removed it. If you think about that, and what's going on in today's society, that can be kind of a "creepy feeling", don'tchathink?I, for one, VERY MUCH APPRECIATE ALLLLLLL the time put into blogging~~~ the research, the photos, etc. I'm always amazed how you gals get THIS done as WELL as raise terriffic kids/families, etc.SOMETIMES a quick look tells us that w/ OUR limited time, and knowing we can't read every blog we'd like, we actually have to "pick n' choose" what topics interest us MOST that particular day & then hopefully go back to others if/when we have time.So I hope you understand you are VERY MYCH APPRECIATED~~~~ and that's why we're here "reading y'all's columns".BTW, before I close, may I say THANK YOU to you, dear Susan, for opening this topic today? I didn't truly realize it, but I think it helped "open some windows today"! Your blog is one of my very personal faves because you are always short, sweet and to the pint, and I appreciate that~~~ MUCHO!Much love & many warm thanks,Linda in AZfirstname.lastname@example.org
I really enjoy your blog, so informative. And always thought provocking. I understand what you are saying, there are so many fantastic blogs out there. Sometimes the great ones make me sad and I feel sorry for myself. What a childish thing, I kick myself and remember to be greateful for what I have!Like Tracy said "it's like being back in high school"!Have a great Valentine's Day...
That just cracked me up. I started a blog a month ago to help market my new booth in an antique mall. I love blogs and can spend most of my spare time surfing. The funny thing is that no one knows I have a blog, so no one sees it. My next post might be "Dear Diary..." But right now while figure out what I'm doing, I'm happy to be invisible. Not saying that "I suck," but there are sooo many really creative and talented people with blogs. Your's is great and in my blog list. LOL!
P.S. Please feel free to be the first to leave a comment and let me know how bad I suck! :-)
Lulu, I suck so bad, I could not even figure out how to leave you a sucky comment! lol
Guys, I really appreciate all the comments and support. I am feeling much better. If anyone can figure out how to leave lulu a comment please do, she has a great blog and I would love to tell her that, so say "Hi" for me.
And thanks Linda, but my name is Vicky...lol I love you gf !
Yes...all the time....but I try!! to keep in mind that I blog for me....have a great valentine's day...
I called Lulu's store...they are going to leave her a message...she does not have her comments button on...so there is no way to leave her a comment right now....so see, you don't suck that bad!!
I kind of suck too...there are so many wonderful blogs out there! But thats what it's all about..sharing who WE are and loving others! I love your blog..thats why I chose to follow you! Have a good Valentines day and come say hi when you can :D
it's about inspiration and sharing ideas and encouraging each other, right? No one is getting a score. I think you rock - and so do plenty of others, as evidenced by these comments!! happy valentines day :)
ALL THE TIME!!! ;)
Hi! Came back to see what's been happening since this a.m., & it seems you've brought up QUITE the subject.... "everybody's talkin' ..." (Grins!Well, I, for once, think you're A*L*L WRONG!!!... Uh-huh, that's right!!!.....NONE of your blogs "suck", as you calll it!~~~ THEY S*P*A*R*K*L*E!!! Yes, with YOUR PERSONAL WIT, HUMOR n' lots of knowledge N' experience! REALLY!!! Please take AT LEAST a littttttle comfort in that, & a NICE BOW!!!... will you, please?Big, warm, TU hugs to ALL of you, for ALL you do!!!Linda in AZ *BTW V-girl, HOW in heaven's name did I EVER call you SUSAN???? The ONLY thing I can come up with is that that's my sister's name & she DID call while I was writing you originally~~~~ soooooooo sorry, sweetest pal!
hahahahaha, Linda, I am laught with you. I am feeling so much better , I get like this about once a month... you would think I would figure it out, but no, I always get blindsided. Thanks guys!!
Hmmmm, not sure, but I love your blog, Vicky! Did you see my brand new grandson yet? How is yours? They grow too fast!..Christine
I think we all have, don't you? And then, sometimes I think...."what are they doing right that I'm doing wrong?" Oh well....as long as we enjoy it that's all that matters.
Hi Vicky!You have a wonderful and inspirational blog and have been so helpful to me this past year when I started my own. I hate that "s" word...so I won't use it...but of course, there will always be bloggers who have more time or talent and there will always be bloggers with less! Who cares? We are all different! This is for fun and for sharing! And by the way...Can you really tell who stops by but doesn't leave a comment? You see, still learning! :) Happy Valentine's Day!
Hey Vicky I loved this. Reading all these great comments. I love your blog, but sadly found it just recently. So I haven't read too many of your posts, but the ones I have read are wonderful. We all need to remember why we started to blog in the first place. I started to blog to connect to women with the same passions as my own. I didn't know that it would take so much time though, and have been having to limit my time blogging. So sometimes I just pop in and read posts and then go back in a few days when I have more time to leave a comment. Your blog ROCKS my dear. I LOVE it!!!hugs
Y.E.S. I read so many amazing blogs and I come back to mine and say to myself, "why am I doing this?" I do love connecting with people with like interests. There is nobody in my life who I can talk to (except my eldest daughter and she is too busy) about decorating and design. And if I didn't blog I would not know you and that would be a shame. I like that your blog is interactive. I can't figure out how to add that to mine, when I do, I will owe you. I have learned a lot from you, I am learning to trust my own judgement from reading your opinion of rooms and decor, because you and I often agree. Hugs, Cindy
I enjoy the style of your blog. Please don't change a thing.
By the way, Happy Valentine's Day. ♥
"Bite your tongue Ms. Vicky" and "clear those negative thoughts from that beautiful 'n talented head of yours". Not only are you a dar..lin but your blog is creative and unique. Now how is that for an opinion? LOVE YOU GIRL! -Brenda-
thanks guys, I needed that hug!
Sending a very big hug to you!!! When I saw this I literally laughed out loud! And it is one of those things that made me stop and read all the comments. I completely echo what the dear Linda from Az said. And, also for me sometimes, I seriously can not think of anything articulate to contribute!!! I know an embarrasing admission-right? And, sometimes it is so nice just to visit and read the post and the comments. I do this alot. I have recently learned it is called LURKING! It's kind of like when you are with a big group of your favorite gals..there is always the quiet one, the lively one and everyone in between. I think for me personally there are many different types of blogs to enjoy and my blog roll will reflect a wide range...some for the writing , some for the images and some for the topics. But while I am sure even as a designer, I will simply not be the interesting to everyone, everyday and that's OK.HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
I do.But then I remind my self that some of my favorite blogs are basic and simple.Often the voice is more important than the looks.
ALL THE TIME!
and with that let me say....it's human nature to second guess ourselves....I like what Tracy@Comfort and Luxury said.....there is always going to be someone smarter, prettier, faster, etc. In reality though, our job is to be the best "US" that we can be...no one is perfect. We all bring something different to the table...that's what makes the table more interesting!xx
I am going to feel that way when I leave here and go "home" to my blog! Almost two years of blogging and I still have so much to learn... like, how do you know who's been "lurking"... is there a tool or gadget for that? I love what I've seen of your blog! I'll be back to visit again... I don't always leave comments if I don't have something original to add!Blessings!Nita Jo
LOL LOL LOL...every day! :D -cyapping cat