I’ve been with MSN spaces almost the entire time I’ve been a blogger – not as long as some, since I came into this later than a lot of people. But, before that, I was briefly with blogspot. MSN seemed to be easier, at the time, to navigate, so I moved.
Lately, it seems as if MSN has become more difficult to navigate. I notice a falling away of visitors not just to my site, but others as well. Maybe because they are having the same problems I’m having – it takes more steps, and thus longer, to visit and comment than it ever has before! That’s frustrating to me, someone who has to budget her time – and I am sure it’s frustrating to you all, as well, who value your time!
I became so frustrated, I opened a blogpost blog again and named it for my novel coming out "Tender Graces" and have had an easier time getting around to visit and comment than I have had here on MSN.
That leaves me with questions – like, do I suspend this MSN blog -leave it up, but direct people to the Tender Graces blog? Do I continue to try to keep up with two blogs, my new website that will be completed soon, along with all the organizations and forums I am a member of? Oh what to do what to do!
Believe me, I’m not a concerned with whether people leave comments, although that is always nice -but, just going to statistics and knowing people stopped by is a wonderful thing, too – however, when those numbers begin dropping, it either means something is up with how I"m blogging, or something is up with MSN!
What do you all think? Are you frustrated with how the process is now and just have kind of given up blogwalking? Or, are there other reasons people seem to have stopped visiting around as they used to (not just to mine, but in general)? The economy? Life in general? Other places to go to than blogs?
Ah well — I adore you all. You’ve all been such supporters and cheerleaders – so, I hope if I make a permanent change to blogspot, you’ll still come by to see me? I wouldn’t delete this site; heck, I couldn’t – it’s been a recording of so much of what I’ve been doing….but, to keep up with everything I’m keeping up with, and having the novel coming out this spring, something will suffer – me! *laughing* – but, really, do I need two personal blogs? erk.
This sounds all dramatic *laugh* — it’s really not – but, still, you all mean a lot to me. I don’t think the old "real life" versus "internet/blogger/whatever life" is appropriate any longer — this is all real life. We make connections and friends. It’s real to me. It’s you and me and our lives and supporting each other and all that gooey good stuff *smiling*.