Wednesday, March 14, 2012

blanks .

I don't have the slightest clue of what to write about. I've gone through an entire day, and the things that are on my to-do list I just am not in the right mindset to go through. So here's the most imminent things on my mind.

First, I was on (a great site to join for bloggers to network; I'm liking it so far) and happened upon a recently started forum where someone asked how to get more traffic to their blog. Though I could have already told you the answers, I looked anyways. Just as I suspected, the answer is to just interact. The more you interact, the more exposure your blog will have. Post comments, follow other people, add friends on and "vote" for people if you like their blog so they'll have a chance at being on the front page. I think that the other unmentioned factor is time -- time where there is a chance people will happen upon your blog. In the same way that a recently published book may take a bit of time to travel via word of mouth to others and in turn be purchased, I think the same is true with a blog. Though, mine has been up here over a year, so who knows if what I'm saying is true.

Fact is, though, I am pretty picky with who I follow on here. I'm not just going to follow a bunch of people so that they might come click on my blog. Anyone I follow on here; you ought to know, I read every single one of your posts! Consider it an honour (maybe.. hah) that out of all the blogs out there, yours are the ones I relish in reading every time you post something new! Occasionally I go through and clean house, and get rid of the ones that no longer post or perhaps have changed their topics. I also love how accessible some people are / how easy it is to have a conversation with these people who blog. I feel like we're sort of a special community, and everyone is genuinely nice and really just down to earth -- on that note, shout outs to Angie, Carlotta, and in just the past few days, Keith. Whether it's emails, tweets, or just comments back and forth -- always nice to have a wee chat with people on occasion. Nice to know that there are other people out there in cyberspace.

Upon my general perusal of the blogspot network to go find some new reads, I came upon one that had deformities and oddities, medical mysteries etc. A bit scary yes, but it was not all relating to people -- some were just natural things that were strange, and to be quite honest it was all pretty educational; an interesting assortment of information, if you will. I began looking through Google image searches of cancerous tissue, cancer removal surgery pictures, gangrene, serious burn victims and other pretty horrific stuff. I think when I was little I probably would've keeled over and blacked out at some of those photos... but instead the thing that as passing through my mind was how lucky I am not just to be alive, but to be healthy, and be able to do so many things that my body permits me to do.

I would hope that my blessing of good health lasts until old age. I would image that a good part of that has to do with how well I treat my body, and I intend to do well in that department, so we'll see what happens. But, accidents happen, sicknesses can be caught, and sometimes things just don't go the way as planned. And if that's ever the case, I'm going to have to find a way to cope, both physically and mentally, because I know it would be super hard for me. For now, I'm going to enjoy the blessing I have wholeheartedly, and pray for a future free of any serious problems.

And so I jumped back onto blogger and continued hitting the 'next blog' button to see what would come up. Did you know it seems that there's no real way to search for things on blogspot? I find quite the oddity. And to be honest, a bit of an annoyance too. But I think I should go on those long perusals and just see what there is to see on here -- it's pretty much a gold mine of anything you'd ever want to read about. And talk about a huge community!

So whether my blog ever hits some major publicity milestone, whether 6000 people read it or the 13 that have done so and followed along for so long, I don't know what will happen. But one thing's for certain -- I'm going to keep writing, keep blogging, and keep putting myself out there. Because after all, I think my head might fill up with thoughts it I didn't.


  1. Cheers for the shout out, Greg! Really cool. Keep writing. Keep blogging. The followers will come. And like you say...who cares if they don't. It's about self discovery. It's abou being creative every day. I'll keep reading...

  2. I really enjoy your blog and I have really enjoyed finding other bloggers on here. Keep blogging away and you'll begin to get more traffic that you'll realize. You have a lot of talent sir!

  3. I know exactly what you mean! I tend to eat my lunch in the library, and I spend my time hitting that lovely Next Blog>> button hoping that I'll find something to catch my eye. When ever I read something that makes me I laugh, I comment. When ever something touches my heart, I comment. I feel that even leaving behind a nice (: can make someone's day. Blogger sometimes makes the big difference of how well my day will go... When I get a new comment I feel like it's a little present and a reminder that words I write do matter. And a very big thank you for following my blog too! (:

  4. (and I see that you have amazing taste in the blogs you follow! I <3 Hyperbole and a Half and I follow Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer too!)

    1. haha well I just followed 'Musings' the other day and thus far love it! One of the best ways to find good blogs and check out the blogs that the people you follow, also follow (if that makes sense). I find that a lot of the time, that's where the best finds are! Also completely agree on the comments -- they really do make a huge difference!

  5. I completely agree on the comments - it makes me day to get comments as well. I look forward to following your blog in th future!

  6. Thanks, all, for the kind words. Made my day!


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