Hello, Friends and happy Wednesday. I hope you are having a great week so far.
First, I have show and tell:
Imagine my surprise when just recently I received a package in the mail from Australia. A friend that I met through our mutual blogs sent it to me for Christmas but it took the slow route, apparently, and didn't arrive until February.
Look at all the lovelies I received. A snowman placemat, a jeweled initial key ring, some holiday tissues, and a red beaded ornament.
Thank you, Sue!
I love my gifts very much.
What's on my mind . . .
When I began to blog back in January of 2007, it was simple. There was no Followers gadget then (at least that I was aware of). Nowadays it feels like blogs have become popularity contests, with giveaways or other methods to attract Followers. I guess I am old fashioned. I figure if anyone wants to read my blog (or Follow) it's because they like it, and if not, they won't be returning, simple enough.
A bit of my blog history ~ My first blog was called "Simply Quilted" because I focused mainly on the quilting theme. One day I was trying to delete some photos from older posts but I messed up, and in my frustration, I impulsively deleted the entire blog. At that time a blog couldn't be undeleted. Within a few days I was sorry and started over with "Cootie Bug" which I continued until I had technical issues with Blogger. When I couldn't correct them, I created a newer blog called "Cootie Bug 2" (which I later renamed "Cootie Bug Connie").
Over two years ago I went through a major life change. Along with wanting a fresh beginning, I was having some privacy issues, so I created this blog. Since then, I have attracted former readers and some new ones.
I don't do giveaways, I don't offer free patterns, I don't have photos of fascinating travel, or pets, or gardening, I don't raise chickens, and I don't refinish furniture.
I guess I am asking you for constructive criticism here so if you want to leave a comment, be honest. Soon it will the 300th post on this blog and it's caused me to ponder. Truly, this is not a pity party, but I am rather sorting things out in my mind. Thanks for "listening."
And with that, I'll say
'Till next time
Edit: this is not about quitting blogging; I wrote this to seek opinions on how to make my posts more interesting. I realize nobody can tell me what I need to learn on my own. But your comments are welcomed, just the same. Thanks, Friends. :-)