Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Your opinions, please!

I am just wondering about my blog and if it's actually something that I need to keep doing. I know there are millions of farm blogs out there. And they all talk about the same things basically. But they are all different as well. So I am wondering if my blog is relevant at all.

I look at the stats and looking at my post about John Henry coming back home, that got 45 views. But not a single comment. And some don't have any views at all. Kind of strange to me.

So please let me know what you think about the posts on this blog and if they are helpful or not. I would LOVE to know. And I can take criticism too, IF it is done right. I don't like hurtful criticism. But I need to know if this is worthwhile.

I love my blog. It does help me to know when something happened or when a goat had kids or whatever. I can just look it up if I need to.  I love taking pictures. I am always looking for opportunities to take pictures. I almost always have my camera with me anymore.

So please, feel free to leave a comment about what you think about my blog. And thank you all so much for looking. And I do appreciate  ALL of my cyber friends who come here often.

Just an afterthought here: I know people are busy and they just come to check in or whatever. I realize that. I do the same thing. I have several favorite blogs I go to every day. I don't always comment on every post because I just don't have anything to say about it. So I know how that is. Just wanted to add this. And I am not trying to get compliments or anything like that. Just wanting to know what you all think about the posts mainly.

22 comments:

Betty Ann said...

Kris, I consider you one of my cyber friends. Your blog and my Kristin's are the only two blogs I visit on a regular basis. It keeps me moving down the road to be able to share common bonds. I have two daughters who need my attention and have been out of town a lot on family responsibilities but I always check in as soon as I get home.

Kris said...

Same here, Betty Ann. I know people are busy these days. I really do appreciate you coming here. Thanks!

Connie Peterson said...

Hi Kris, I found your blog thru Mary Jane's Forum about a year ago. I check your blog every day and really enjoy reading about you and your farm. I have never commented on any site. I am a little intimidated with the whole computer thing. I for one would be sad if you stopped. By the way I have also seen you on Jon Katz site. I love your blog and always find it interesting. Thank You!

Kris said...

Thank you, Connie! I appreciate your feed back so much!

Sandra Morris said...

Kris, I visit!
You usually know because I am chatty and usually leave a comment :)
I keep a blog as a farm journal, helps keep me organized and motivated! The interaction with others is a bonus!
I think people keep blogs for different reasons.

Denny144 said...



The things I love about your blog:
1. You blog daily so I know I can count on something new.
2. I am a city girl and am fascinated by all the things you do that are just everyday normal activities to you. Which is part of why I don't comment---I'm not qualified to comment on anything you do. But I can see now that I should put in the same effort that you do even if its just an "How cute!"
3. You don't spend time "preaching" about how your way of life is being threatened by outside influences.
4. You use a lot of photos.
5. You blog style makes me like I'm a friend that you just called to chat with.
6. I like the arts and crafts that you talk about without giving us pages of instructions that I will never attempt.
7. I am especially fond of all the different animals you have. I can't wait to hear how the alpacas work out.
8. You take us out into your community. I am Southern born and raised but haven't lived there in 20 years so I like to hear about small Southern town happenings.
9. There really aren't a million farm blogs out there. Some are more like a 4 H club for grown-ups, some only blog a couple times a month, some go great then unexpectedly just quit, some are more like recipe blogs.

Kris said...

Sandra, I know you're here a lot and I thank you for that. We like the same things so I like going to your blog too. I love hearing about your sheep and all the happenings on your farm too. So thanks for your input here!

Kris said...

Denny, thank you for what you've said. It is a help to me to know what you think. I never know if I blog too much or not enough sometimes. I do like a lot of pictures on blogs. So this has given me a lot to think about. Thanks again. And thanks for coming here to my blog too. I love all my animals and love to share them with everyone.

Shine said...

Love your blog Kris! I would be very sorry if your weren't around :( Love hearing about your farm and goings on around with animals and such....AND all the photos!!! Please stay!!!!
Blessings~~Shine

Kris said...

I don't think I could ever stop blogging. It is a help to me as well. Thank you, Shine!

Kristin said...

Please don't stop! I check in almost every day and while I don't always take the time to comment, there would be a gaping hole in my morning routine if you were gone!

Kris said...

You are too sweet, my friend! I'm not going to stop blogging. Just really wanted to know if what I blog about is meaning anything to everyone. I go to yours and Sandra's every day too. You always have something going on, Kristin. You make me tired!

Iris Graham said...

Kris, it sounds as though people enjoy your blog. I do; I feel as though I'm there with you while you're talking. Your pictures are always good. I've told you that you are an excellent photographer. I love hearing about the animals, your garden, your other endeavors; soap, jelly, flowers, etc. I am not a good computer-person, but will try to get this posted.

Kris said...

You did it, Mom! And thank you for your comments!

Triple K Farm said...

I love your blog, it's one of my favorite farming blogs. I personally don't think the blog statistics are accurate. I know for me writing my blog is fun, and I do it for myself more than others. I like to go back and reread some of my older blogs...kinda like a modern
diary.

Kris said...

That makes me feel good to know my blog is one of your favorites, Triple K! Thank you. I wondered about those stats too.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I am an armchair traveler, hard to get away with all these critters so I enjoy blogs around the country that includes critter or scenery pictures.

Kris said...

Me too! I have so many farm blogs on my favorites list. Love to go on a trip and never leave my farm!

Linda said...

Me too Kris. I check often. I don't always leave a comment but I do visit and enjoy your blog.I hope you keep doing your blog I think its really nice.

Linda

Kris said...

Thank you too, Linda!

Abby said...

Yes it's something I think you should keep doing. i love reading them.

Kris said...

Thank you, Abby! I will.