Since the beginning of this summer, I have not been getting any comments on my posts. I don't usually get a lot, but ZERO was a little saddening. I know that the trend in social media has moved away from blogs and onto Instagram and Snapchat. The feedback there is instantaneous, there are more people to connect with, and the likes can be addictive. I see why so many former bloggers have closed up blog shop to have a more instant and faster way to share. I have thought often about just calling it quits here since I was feeling a bit defeated, but then I pulled up my big girl panties and reminded myself that these posts are my family's scrapbooks and I would be sad not to have any Martin Family Moments recorded here.
I just got an email this week from Blogger asking if I wanted to continue using Comment Moderation (where they email you when a comment is left and you can post it or delete the spam) and I chose yes, and all of a sudden I had tons of comments show up ready for moderation. I read them ALL and I wish I could respond to you all individually, but alas, my time for this is limited.
So I will just say this: I LOVE YOU!!
I love you, my faithful readers over the past 11 years, I love you, any new readers who take time out of your day to check in here, I love you, people that comment to agree and disagree, I love you, people who don't comment but I can make smile. Even if you just come here to see a cute photo of your nephew or niece or grandkids (hello family!) I'm happy you are here. It makes my heart sing to have this little corner to call our own.