I have written and rewritten this post several thousand times. There is a lot spinning around in my head about my blog. But the more I write about the whatif’s and the whataboutthat’s, the more I get a convoluted, wordy mess!
So, here’s the deal. I adore my blog. But the reason I do is because of YOU. If it weren’t for the community that blogging brings, I’d still be writing longhand in a blank spiral bound notebook.
And for some reason (maybe being a new mom to two, maybe because I’ve been blogging for two years, or maybe just because I’ve been lazy) I feel like I’ve let my little oh-community down. I haven’t been a great comment-er or blog reader. And I feel like I haven’t been super true to my voice. You know, my VOICE. My bloggy voice. (insert polite laugh and eye roll here.)
Anyway, I want to get back to being lovey-dovey about my blog. But I need your help. Would you answer a few little questions for me? I just need some input on, well…me. Answer as many or as few as you’d like. And be honest. Don’t spare me or try to butter me up. Really.
So, here goes…
One . I’ve got to figure out a better system to reply to comments, read my favorite blogs, find new outstanding blogs and keep up with my readers’ blogs.
Question: When you comment do you prefer an email response, a visit to your blog or a response in the comments? Which is more fun? More personal? If you have a blog, what do you do?
Two. I’m going to be experimenting with affiliate marketing–ads and the like so I can possibly make some moo-lah on my blog.
Question: Does it bother you when you see ads on personal blogs? Do you click banners, text links, etc to buy stuff online? Would you be interested in learning how to make money on your blog?
Three. I need some anchors in my blog. One such anchor, that I apparently let slip away was my black and white Wordless Wednesdays. I love the history and mystery of those pics. I’ll be starting them up again this week. Would anyone be interested in linking up to a purely black-and-white photo mr. linky carnival type thing? (We could call it “Retr-oh Phot-oh”! HA!)
My new bbb, Mandi from Organizing Your Way and I were joking about starting a new blog of Top Ten Lists. You know, Top Ten Things I Just Found Under The Seats of My MiniVan or Top Ten Purses I Wish I Owned or Top Ten Books I Should Really Try To Read This Year.
Mandi & Amanda (and Asa) at BlissDom
I don’t think a whole new blog of that would fly but man, I do love me a list post. So, I hereby dub Tuesdays: TOP TEN TUESDAY. (Creative, right?) Beginning tomorrow I’ll post a Top Ten List and then you can blog your Top Ten and Mr. Linky up!
Question: Is this lame?
I can’t write a good conclusion statement. So, I have one more question for you…
Why do you come back to ohAmanda? What do you like to see/do/read/feel while you’re here? What have you missed lately? Is there something you really LIKE that I post about? Something you DO NOT really like? Am I asking too many questions?
Thank you. Sincerely.