I feel like my blog has gone to the dogs. Yes, it's true my dog is a HUGE part of my life. We are together 24/7 most days. And there are often times it feels like she is the only good and true thing in my life. It's only natural to write about that...it is what I know.
But there are times, I just want to write about something else. And I feel like I can't. Or I shouldn't.
It's all GABE's Fault - (mostly?)
Back in April, I participated in the Global Animal Blogging Event - GABE. Until then, I had been blogging along on what ever topic suited my fancy. I had some regular readers over the years but their comments had tapered off.. Suddenly after GABE, I had a whole bunch of new followers and folks leaving comments - which I loved. But the majority of them are dog bloggers...not that there's anything wrong with that.
Just a Comment Junkie
Yes, I will confess, I am a comment junkie. I love feedback. Which surprises me... ALOT! I heard on the news the other day that the average human requires seven hours of human contact a day. I find this astounding! Seven whole HOURS! I need like seven minutes and there are days when that's too much! I seriously think the only reason I tolerate my friends is that all of them have IQs in high 140s.
I am happiest when I'm working in the shop, prepping orders, listening to my ipod and talking to Mabel. I can spend days / weeks on end like this with only an occasional customer to talk to and phone calls from my closest friends.
But let a blog go without a comment and I'm devastated.
Feeding the Beast
bead blog (published M-Th), my duties overseeing the Fire Divas Blog and coming up with new ideas for it; I have a writing blog, where I store my favorite published pieces. I use that mostly for easy links when job-hunting.
I have two other blogs simply for SEO experimentation. I started them when i realized I was THISCLOSE to getting my first ever google paycheck.
While I'm never going to get rich off of this, every little bit helps! And I have still another bead blog I'm hoping to develop!
Needless to say, finding time to launch another blog to do what this one used to do feels pointless.
Do I keep plodding along here and risk "chasing away" the dog folks? Do I find a way to start another new venture?
No answers; just questions.