Monday, October 19, 2009

The Ever Wonder Why Post

do you


wonder why

some people

have lots of followers

and others hardly any?

i ponder this when i click on some blogs

and they have few comments

and then others have well into the double figures

both bloggers write well

both are likeable

and yet one receives more traffic

more support

and more comments

i wonder why?

[as you can see i'm procrastinating rather than write what i have to write about]


  1. I used to wonder as well.
    Not so much now.

  2. Ps I want to email you, can you ping me one when you have time? Xxx I can't find an email address on your blog or I'd send you one

  3. It would seem misery likes company. The more miserable my story has become the more people have seemed to want to read it. Go figure, human nature I guess.

  4. I wonder why. I don't know why though.

  5. Maybe one blogger does more commenting - or reaching out to other blogs?

  6. I'd guess more commenting on other blogs...?

  7. I think callmemama has the right idea! I have quite a few followers and I'm not doing too shabby when it comes to getting comments but I know it has a lot to do with the fact that I am a great commenter! I comment...I love giving hope/advice and encouragement to those who need it. When I'm down, my girls pick me up, so I enjoy doing the same. Now there are those who never comment but I still love reading and commenting!

    Hope this helps answer your question. How are you doing by the way. Still praying and thinking about you. :)

  8. I have often wondered that too... Perhaps people just connect with some and not others?

  9. I think it's about commenting, but more specifically about commenting on blogs whose authors are in a similar place to you/similar background. People who write a lot about their faith seem to attract a lot of commenters who are also deeply religious. Babyloss mommas seem to attract a lot of other babyloss mommas. Etc.

  10. Hi,

    I've been lurking on your site for a while, found it through Sharon's site. I haven't commented because you're in a different stage than I am on the ttc line and because I feel that I have no words of wisdom. I cannot even begin to comprehend the strength and endurance that you've had to have been able to maintain this journey for as long as you have. I have nothing but admiration for you. We gave up ttc after three years of obsessing.

    Five years later, and long after the "if you just don't think about it" should have kicked in, we were surprised to find out we were pregnant. We lost the baby at 10 weeks. Due to our ages we've severed the tie to ttc and I've spent the last year trying to reaccept what I was able to do years ago when we gave up ttc.

    Because our paths have been so different, I don't even feel remotely qualified to comment on your blog, but I do read it. I like your spunk and your honesty.

    I will offer the same to you as I did to Sharon. If you decide to come off of ttc and want to start dipping your toes in the "life without children" side, I will be a sounding board and will be a willing ear. It's a lonely place to be when you're surrounded by women who are still not ready to move onto that path. If nothing else, you may start a conversation and then decide once you hear more that it's really not for you at this time.



  11. Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you about a broken link on your site. Please email me back and I would be happy to point them out to you.