Wednesday, September 5, 2018

I Feel So Bad!!

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. 


11 comments:

  1. Amy in OregonSeptember 05, 2018

    On good and here I thought that I my techno skills were so bad I couldn't even get a comment to post correctly. Glad to hear it wasn't my fault! You're a great blogger, don't give it up there are still some of us who don't do Instagram and the like, I love to check in and see what y'all are up to. Even if we are not "real life" friends i like to think we could be friends if we lived in the same state.

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  2. Please keep on posting, Colleen! Your blog has been inspiring and delightful to read — one of my favorites. :). God bless you and your family!

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  3. I'm still reading....just rarely comment any more. *life*
    I had kind of noticed that you didn't have comments, but then thought it was because I still use the good 'ol Bloglovin' to read my favorite posts so I thought that was the issue.
    Keep on writing and posting if you feel called to do it. You never know who needs that smile or inspiration.
    You're the best!

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  4. I’ve never commented, but felt I needed to tell you that you are one of my favorite bloggers! I’m just a Catholic mother who reads and love the details of large family life! Don’t stop blogging!

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  5. I really never comment on blogs, but I’ve loved yours for a long time. Please keep writing! From a mom of 3 boys and a girl in N.C.

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  6. My first time commenting. I’ve enjoyed your blog so much, started reading it about a year ago. I’m a fellow Catholic mom of 2 little boys from NJ. You’re inspiring and have a great writing style. Side note, we spent a week with my inlaws in Cape Cod this summer and we took the boys to Thomas Land. I never would have known about it without reading your blog! When I told my in-laws a friend recommended it, my husband later laughed at me and was like “oh you mean one of your mom blog friends” that don’t know you exist ����

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  7. waving HI! I like to read your blog!

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  8. Oh my goodness, I was afraid you were calling it quits!! I'm on instagram nearly every day but I still like blogs. I miss that a lot of bloggers rarely keep up anymore. You're one of the few who still do and I love it!

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  9. I hardly comment on your blog, but I definitely lurk! I'm sure it's similar with a lot of readers. :)

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  10. I love reading you’re blog too. I’m usually reminded of it when you post on IG though. 😆

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