A Blogger's Heartfelt Thanks!

June 21, 2010

I don't think I'm good at this blogging thing. I don't read very fast, so it takes me a long time to get through a book. I've never been a fast reader, but now that I have 2 little girls, it's even worse. Plus, I don't think I'm good at relating to people. I just don't think I have the personality that people are drawn to.

I see other blogs that have 100+ followers and I can see why they do. The time and energy they put into their blogs is amazing. They win awards and I can completely see why. I, however, don't have that kind of time an energy at my leisure anymore.

I am incredibly honored to have the followers that I do. They are patient and understanding, and don't complain when I go awhile between posts. It's nice to know that they are with me for the ride- no matter how slow going it may be. I don't think I'll ever be one of those blogger's with 100s of followers. To be honest, I'd be perfectly happy and satisfied with about 50.

I've learned to be a reserved person. Maybe one day I'll stop living in the shell I hide in. For now, I want to thank those of you who visit my blog, comment on it, and follow it. Thank you for your support and letting me be a part of your lives. You will never know how much it means to me. I love books and am truly honored to share that love with you.
Love, Jen


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on June 21, 2010 at 10:48 AM said...

Again, lovely post. It's sweet that you shared your thoughts about blogging like this.

Jen on June 21, 2010 at 1:27 PM said...

thank you! i love getting your comments!

Karen on June 21, 2010 at 3:28 PM said...

You would be surprised how many bloggers are shy & introverted - including myself. Sometimes it's easier to put yourself out there through your blog than in real life. I am super shy but blogging has really helped me break out a little and do things I would never do before!
Remember it's quality - not quanity! Blog whenever you feel like it or have time - there aren't any rules...it's your blog!

Jen on June 21, 2010 at 7:20 PM said...

thank you. i used to be out going, but as i got older life happened. it's so wierd for me to be doing this, but it does help. thank you for your comment. i'm glad i'm not the only one.

kids book korner on July 1, 2010 at 12:07 PM said...

Jen, I think you're great at blogging! Your reviews are always interesting, well written, and informative, and I also love your book memories and stories of your life. I would never have had the guts to start a blog if it weren't for you, because I don't have a lot of confidence where this kind of stuff is concerned. So thank you for helping me get out in the blogging world! Also, I think you have a great personality. I don't think I've ever made friends with a customer at work before.

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