Before I start, I have to share.
This little photo I threw together last year has over 1800 views. I know that isn’t a ton but that just doesn’t happen to me. haha
My dad took this one of Will and me last Thanksgiving and it has over 6000. Go Dad! haha
I thought that was pretty cool. Anyway, on to what I wanted to post. =)
“Subscribe to my blog!”
“Follow my blog!”
“Add me to your reader!”
I am sure we have all said at least one of these before. I have definitely subscribed to plenty of blogs. I have followed many more. And I have tried to read them all because I do love reading blogs. However, I am busy and as much as you might not like me saying it…
Blogs are not that important to me compared to a lot of other things. I have this idea involving… I don’t know… living my life instead of reading about others’ all day. I love to read, but I simply can’t handle my reader looking like this every time I open it.
DON’T GET ME WRONG, NOW. I want you all to know that I have loved reading posts on all of the blogs I have in my reader. However, let’s face it: there are very few people that provide something interesting and worthwhile in every post . I know I haven’t in the past. That is why I have stopped blogging for the most part. I want my blog to be fueled by a purpose and not be something I do when I am bored. So, I wait until I can offer more to you all. The rest is written in a journal so that I don’t bother others with mindless nonsense.
Once again, I love reading blogs. I just like the posts to have substance. I like to be able to see some common thread tying all of the posts together. It could be fashion, food, art, photography, writing, etc. It doesn’t matter! I just don’t want to see a million random “fluff” posts on a blog that make me wonder where they came from. If you want to do that, go to Tumblr and I will follow you and you can show me all the awesome stuff other people have blogged that you like. haha (I haven’t quite explored Tumblr to it’s fullest, however, that is the general idea I have formed in my small personal experiences with it.)
Anyway, enough with the rambling. I have recently unsubscribed to all of the blogs in my reader. It was nothing personal; I just needed a fresh start. I also don’t have the time right now to go through the hundreds (I know… horrible) of blogs and figure out which stay and which go. So, I am reaching out to you.
Will you help me? If you know of a blog (or a few) that you genuinely think I would enjoy, please email me the link(s) so that I can check it out. Shameless self-promotion is ok, too. ;-) Make sure you leave a personal message so I know you aren’t spam. Maybe even let me in on why you do (or don’t) read my blog. It can only help me as I figure out how to make this place what I want it to be. You can email me at erinsundayphoto[at]gmail[dot]com.
One last thing, I am trying to work on a blog design but don’t have money to shell out to one of the places I can get a template. If someone is good at this stuff and wants to help me for free or trade, that would be great! (Yes, I am bartering… deal with it.)
Thanks, everyone! I truly love and am grateful for you all. :)