Saturday, September 6, 2008

let me hear from you!

As I've gotten more readers visiting my blog, I am often curious about who they are, and how they ended up here. The past few days as I've mulled over what to post about, I've wondered what it is that people want to find when they visit my site. I also have been wondering if I've offended people with the occasional 'rants', as I like to call them, or the few political posts I've done. Sometimes I post things just because they're running through my head and I need to get them out, but other times I wish I knew what people most enjoy finding here so that I can make your visit to 'crocuses...' a bright few moments in your day. I know some people don't post comments because they aren't sure how, and others (like I myself many times) enjoy reading, but don't have time to comment on everyone's I read, or simply don't have anything to add.

In the past few months a few other blogs that I read have posted some polls, or asked readers to comment and share who they are and where they're from, or how they found the blog, etc. It's been fun to see who the various people are and how far and wide people are connecting in that one spot. So, I thought I'd kind of 'steal' their idea and do a little polling of my own.

So, a couple questions I'd love to hear feedback on... First of all, I've posted a poll on the sidebar asking what kind of posts you most enjoy here. All you have to do is click and vote - no registering or giving any info about yourself. I'll just get to see numbers for the most popular post topics.

Then, if you have a minute I'd love to know who you are, where you're from and/or how you found 'crocuses in march'. If you care to share, leave me a comment (click the comment button at the bottom of the post; if you don't have a blogger or google account, you can opt to leave an anonymous comment). (If you're reading this and think "Didn't she ask me to do this before?" - well, the answer is that I may have, but I can't remember, and I'm too lazy to go to my archives! So if you already did this and you know that we're already 'blog-friends', you can just disregard this part if you like.)

Finally, one last thing - and you may want to do this anonymously if you wish - I was just wondering if when I go on my little 'rants' or talk politics if it offends anyone. Again, you don't have to attach your name, but if you've been offended by anything here, it would be helpful for me to know what you think I should omit because it simply isn't 'becoming'.

Thanks for interacting with me - I'm looking forward to the responses!!


Laura said...

hi, my name is arla... i like your blog... and some day I'd love to meet you.

Patsy said...

I am Patsy Baker, live in Wichita, Kansas, and I found your blog because one of my husband's hobbies is surfing the web for churches who post their services on the web, as we do. I watch the services, read the pastor's blogs, which generally leads to the wife's blog, and so on. I really enjoy yours. I love the political commentary.
my church website is my e-mail is

Holly said...

Hi! My name is Holly and I found you because you are my cousin! I especially enjoy your blogs about our childhoods, the stories about your kids (because I hate that we're not closer for our kids to know each other in person), your political "rants", the pictures of your handy work with the flowers, the ones with recipes (which I've made a few of already!), the ones about school, etc. so I guess that's pretty much all of them! :-) Keep ‘em comin’!