"I like BIG BLOGS and I cannot lie".....

"I like big blogs and I cannot lie".... Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Hehe! I would love nothing more today than to sit with each of you . Uninterrupted. A chat where you understand fully what I'm saying. You know? The bad thing about blogs is sometimes a reader can get the wrong idea from a writer's post. Lord knows I have been around that "blog" or two.. {myself}. What my heart is trying to say here, early this morning, is that I think we are quick to judge. We read a post and think we know that person. See a picture and think "they have it so perfect". Let me just be the first to say, it's easy to show only the good stuff here. Kinda like hiding a school bus in one's yard..hehe. I want y'all to see the whole me and my heart.

The other day I had good intentions. Don't we all. I wanted new bloggers to feel at home here in bloggerville no matter the size. I wanted them to shine! While doing that I failed to explain Big Blogs. I love them! Every single one of them. Yes...if your wondering,I love you too! I know the time It takes to write my silly mess. I know the sleepless nights worring if it's correct or if people will understand it. I feel the need to explain myself here today. There is not a thing wrong with advertising or getting 1oo's of comments. If we didn't care about comments we wouldn't be here,No?

I wrote a post back when and I failed to open up and share my heart completely. Comments got way out of hand and blogging friends had received mixed messages. Once again "good intentions" sometimes hurt people. So "for the record"... "hot off the press"..."straight from my heart"... I Love Big Blogs! I love the hearts behind them. I read and learn from them . Like one speaker said at Blissdom "We are all just humans sitting behind a computer". Human's..people..mistake makers...yep, children of God. That's me, sitting behind my computer. Hair a mess,still wearing over sized t-shirt and husbands boxers...that's me. Now before you go thinking I received hate mail from one Big Blogger...nope. I just woke with this on my heart {funny how God works} and needed to share with you..

OK..I hope you get me. It's hard here to share yourself sometimes. My hopes here is that every reader knows their importance. It's impossible to please everyone and be friends with the world but at the end of the day {or morning} if I'm right with the Lord....it is well with my soul. Thank you...Susie

39 comments:

  1. Okay, first off, I get it. Secondly, Love it. And most importantly - Love your blog. But, now I will be singing that silly song in my head all stinking day. LOL.

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  2. Fantastic post and yes I get it too

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  3. Good Morning Miz Susie,
    Darling girl I love you and your blog just the way you are *smiles*

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  4. gotcha.....and yep, at the end of the blog OR the beginning, we MUST be able to say It is well with MY soul....all the rest is fluff....good fluff, but nonetheless. I do believe we "get things on our hearts" for a reason, so thanks for sharing.

    Suzanne

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  5. You're so sweet. Here's to blogs (& blog writers) of all shapes & sizes. May we all enjoy each other in kindness.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. Susie, I appreciate your kind heart and motivation to write about this subject. And, as a new blogger, I can easily understand how one could become discouraged by a lack of comments, low number of hits and few followers on their new blog. However, IMHO, everything takes time and for me to expect to have the same number of hits, comments and followers as a blog that has been around for a few years is totally unrealistic.

    I am thankful and happy for the comments, hits and new followers I do have.

    Likewise, I am sure bloggers on the "big" blogs have worked very hard over the years on their blogs, as well as building up the number of hits, comments and followers. They inspire me!

    I think we can all be confident in our own talents abilities, and we shouldn't worry about numbers. It's so much more fun just to enjoy what we're doing and the new friends we are making along the way.

    And, thank you for blessing me with inspiration through your blog.

    Jane

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  7. I'm a new reader and you didn't confuse me one bit! :)

    What I love most is your sincerity and the way you are listening to the Spirit and following in his leadings!

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  8. Well said Susie girl! You seem to always hit things on the head....I didn't misunderstand in the least. Off the subject I love that turquoise blue shutter in your other post that you got. I love shutters and that one is just adorable! Hey dear one, is your son getting ready to go to college, or staying home, going nearby? My daughter is leaving in 2 weeks and I'm missing her already!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  9. OK --I added in every comment that came in this week-it was just easier than trying to separate the ones for the give-a-way or not so your comment went into the drawing and you won so go over to my blog and check it out.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  10. Wow, I loved reading this entry. I am brand new to blog world...and I must say I find it a little intimidating. Then, I just remind myself, if no one listens, that fine ... this is for me to find a way to express myself, eh?
    I just found your blog...read back a few entries...and am super excited to read more ;-)

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  11. I totally understood you :) that's one thing I like about you Susie, with you what you 'read' is what you get. And that's a great trait!

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  12. I get it!! I think it's easy to get too involved with the bloggy stuff but we have to go back to just having FUN with it and not making it too deep. It can be hard to keep in check, but the moment I'm not having fun is the moment I'm done!! :)

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  13. I second Sarah. The purpose of creative blogging is fun. If it is stressful it takes all the fun out. So, no worries, just keep doing what you're doing and we will be here enjoying it.

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  14. You started with "Baby Got Back" and ended with "It Is Well With My Soul." Now that's a great post! Happy weekend, Susie. :)

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  15. Ha! I sure did...well. I like to be well rounded but firmly planted..hehe.

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  16. Susie - I totally got what you were saying. I love both big and small blogs, too! Thank you for speaking from your heart.

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  17. I get it! I really get it as I sit here in a oversized t-shirt and husband's boxers!

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  18. I wrote you an email this morning but my computer is acting up a bit so I just wanted to make sure you received it.~Thanks

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  19. I love all blogs too!
    Great post Susie. I "get' you. :)

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  20. hehe...i love how real you are! :) You always make me smile when I read your posts. :) I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  21. Hi Susie--

    I think this is the first time I've visited your blog, and I must say that I think it's beautiful! Your header, your background, your color selection--gorgeous. Fun and pretty and very friendly.

    I've just read this post and the post that prompted all the discussion. You're so right: with blogging it can be so easy to feel like you're in a popularity contest. To be honest, your blog seems big to me! So I guess it really is all relative. But big or small, it's so much fun to get to know the women behind the blogs. I'm really glad I found you; from what I see here, you look like someone who will be fun to know. I look forward to coming here again.

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  22. Dear Susie, you are such an angel!!! I love ALL blogs too and totally understand what you were trying to get across in your earlier post.

    I enjoy the amazing friends that I've met these last 2 1/2 years so much that I always want others to experience the same thing...

    We're all the same, some spend more time blogging than others, try show our best if we can and enjoy the journey of meeting new friends.

    hugs to you, xxoo, Dawn

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  23. Gotchya girl! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  24. Susie, Your wonderful! I got you the first time, but thanks for sharing from your heart...always enjoy my visits with you!!

    Hugs,
    ~Victoria~

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  25. I love blogs, too!!!

    signed,
    an itty-bitty blogger! (((hugs)))

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  26. How funny! I just started a blog and loved reading your posts on blogging! I hate that you felt funny about the original post! That is so me, second guessing! You did well! Thanks!

    PS. I would love for you to come visit me!

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  27. Hi Susie,

    I love your blog and it seems so friendly and a fun place to visit.
    I look forward to coming back again.

    Have a happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  28. HOw us women think too much sometimes. DOn't you agree. I think that your two posts about blogging hit the nails on the head. Your words were so sweet and much needed for me and for others (i hope) I appreciate you and your love radiates through the screen!!

    Ps-totally random thought-I visit often, almost every day-just no comments-your inspiration is always uplifting and gets me going. Thank you muchly!!

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  29. Susie, you are the sweetest person. I am one of those little blogs. I just don't have time to keep up with it but I still love to blog when I can. I also love coming and visiting dear friends like you. It would be so easy to get caught up in numbers but I am just happy with the fact that I get to be a part of some really neat people here. Thank you for sharing your heart, as usual.

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  30. Totally get it - and I hate that I will be singing that song all night. (In my best Valley Girl accent, because I grew up there you know)
    "Oh my gosh, look at her blog, it is SO BIG." :)

    Your the best Susie. Big or small your blog will always be one of my favorites because you are so genuine. And you have a school bus in your yard.

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  31. I laughed out loud at your post title. I started making buttons for some of the stuff I'm going to put on Etsy and Sound Man started singing, "She likes big buttons and I cannot lie..." Cracked me up.

    And I've done exactly what you did with this post...said something and woke up the next day and realized I might have offended totally without intending to. But I thought you were just being encouraging for us little guys. : ) I know I need all I can get!

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  32. Sweet post. I read the other post and liked that to. I LOVED "If I'm right with the Lord...."
    Well said.
    Sandra

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  33. I am new to your blog, but I have found your attitude refreshing and delightful. You say everything that the rest of us are thinking. Thanks!

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  34. Very well said. I got it. Love it and agree. Love your blog and all of the others out there...big or small.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Tam

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  35. Hi Susie....how lovely to have found your wonderful blog. I've read a lot about you...what a sweet gal you are! I loved your big blogs post....there's just nothing like a great sense of humor.

    Wishing you a blessed day....
    Spencer

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  36. What an interesting discussion! Had fun reading through all the comments on both posts. Let's face it--you can always find someone to compare yourself to who gets more followers or comments or whatever. The blogosphere is so huge. Might as well just carve our own paths, connect with our own readers, and be happy about the relationships we've formed.

    You're so right, Susie. There's room for everyone out here! And I appreciate every one of my blog friends, big and small. :-)

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  37. Yes, there's room for all of us! So, I hope you didn't think you offended me at all, cause you didn't. Julia's right, there's always gonna be someone bigger out there, so again I say, just be yourself. That's all. :)

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  38. BIG OR SMALL I LOVE EM ALL....

    I knew what ya wanted to say..but I don't count, I'm ya sister..(is that a song title?)LOL

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  39. try.

    I am starting a NEW Mr. Linky party. It will begin on Aug 10th so everyone will have a week and a half to think about their first post. I have a poll up for votes on which button should be the new button. The "party" is called The Knock Off Knock Out-where THRIFTY meets creative sensation. Help me out by voting and its the last week for the July GIVE-A-Way.
    Cheri

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