Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What do you love to see in other Blogs?

I love to look at new blogs and some draw me in and make me want to read every word and page through every entry...and yet others leave me cold. I can tell in a few moments that I am not interested in going any further.

This is what I love about a blog:
1. Tell me about yourself...and not just the good stuff. No ones life is all roses.

2. I think it is strange not to post a photo of yourself. It makes me think that you do not like yourself.

3. Use your own photos...or at least most of them. Although I am inspired by magazine, catalog and even other peoples photos, I love to use and see other peoples REAL projects, before and after photos, their real homes and pets.

4. Share all of your passions. I like a blog that is diverse..not just one that is only about cooking or decorating etc.

5. Share stories with me. If something funny happened to you or a family member, share it. I especially love a good laugh!

6. Share a dream or fantasy. A travel dream, a dream car or a dream house... it is not materialistic to have a desire.

7. Share a failed project - not just the perfect ones.

Who am I?
I am a woman who had to leave her marriage after 16+ years because things just had to change. I live with my Father and am spending more and more time with my husband and going to counceling. We have a long road ahead of us. I pray that I will be living full time back at the farm by Thanksgiving, but I refuse to put a time limit on anything.

I believe with all my heart that Jesus is the Son of God and came to earth to pay the redemption price for my soul, but sadly I am not a consistent church goer and I have a lot of guilt over that. God did not shun me, some people did and I stopped going. I feel almost scared to get involved with a church again.

I adore animals, but am alergic to cats. We have them but I cannot cuddle them to my face or I break out in hives. We currently have 7 horses, 5 dogs, 5 cats, 4 lambs and a fish. I spend too much money on clothes, but may have solved that problem with my new favorite resale store!

I work for an airline and do Military and Government contracts between the two. It is a boring computer job, but I love the ladies I work with and in 4 years I will have the option to retire.

So in here lies a challenge ...
1. What do you love about other Blogs?
2. Post on your Blog more about who you are.


Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

That's a great post! I know what you mean, sometimes I'll read a blog and it's all words and no feelings and I'm not drawn in. I also don't like it when the person is really negative and complaining all the time...a little is fine but I don't want to be brought down by reading blogs.

I agree with everything on your list. I love it when a blogger's personality comes through, you feel like you really know them.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I enjoyed reading all about you. Good for you for working on your marriage. I am 2x divorced and don't ever want to go through that again.

I hope my blog comes across as that of a real person with problems and worries like we all have and not just fluff.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

This was such an honest, great post. I hope that you and your husband will be able to rekindle the love that made you want to marry each other. Keep on plugging away, it's worth fighting for!

Julie said...

If you are listed as one of my favorite assured that you fit well into my list! and ..ha ha I don't think you are "all fluff". That was so well put!!

pedalpower said...

I love your blog...I've visited before, but I don't think I realized that you live above your barn. What a neat idea and your place looks beautiful. I hope you and your husband get everything worked out and can work toward your dreams together. I'm going to take up your challenge and write a post telling more about me.

Sandy McTier said...

Fabulous POST! I was completely drawn into your blog the first time I read it. You're honesty is refreshing. I will be praying that that God blesses your marriage and the journey of making it work.
Also that you find a church family that will embrace you and welcome you as you gather to worship GOD!

restyled home said...

Hi Julie,
I loved this true. I love a blog that has some humour. I, too, want to hear about the funny, REAL things that happen in a person's life that show you that they are not perfect. Perfection is a dream. I like just aiming for what makes me happy...

I am happy to hear that you and your husband are trying to work through your marital issues. Take it slow and don't be too hard on yourself. The fact that you're talking and working at it speaks volumes to the prospects of getting your marriage back on track. God bless!
Thanks for always being so kind when visiting my blog. Yours is one of my favourites!!


justabeachkat said...

Well said! I agree.

I'm enjoying this bloggedy world. It fun meeting so many great included. I always enjoy my visits here.

(ps...your photo on your profile doesn't show up??)

Splaneyo said...

You stopped by my blog and so I came here to say thanks, but I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this post. Have you met my mom? She too is in blogland ( and I think you two could be sisters (she only has a brother).
She is collecting the Victoria magazines that she foolishly recycled. She currently has 3 dogs, 2 birds and 16 (?) rescued cats. She has always had horses until now - she recently moved to MI.
Anyway, I agree with your blog evaluation. Hope I am making the grade and you'll visit again. =)

Nancy said...

Loved your post! What a great challenge to the rest of us. Thanks for visiting my blog; hope I live up to your expectations!

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Killi said...

The most about me online is on my website. I have a variety of blogs simply because Blogspot lost all my editing tools on my PC & years & no help later I still can't post pictures there, so I stepped away, but keep it so I can comment. I have a Wordpress blog that took over until my PC went all peculiar & I can only post photos from that PC on to that site & on to my website because it has all my photo resizing tools (I don't enhance photos). I've stolen my daughter's laptop until I can get an external hard drive to transfer everything on to it & then get my PC blitzed, or until I can afford a mac mini which I would love. Because this is my daughter's machine I won't install my favourite programs for photography ~ I DO want her to have it back!!! Honest. Also I don't save my pictures to it unless I need to ~ everything on here for me (except iTunes), csn be lost happily. allows me to post photos & write & bI was doing well on there until my huge dog set up his own site, now we fight over posting time & he usually wins! After all, my parents & sister would rather read the exploits of a furry Russian Prince than a people!

Also I'm only just coming out of hiding online so my violent abusive ex couldn't trace me or my childer. I'm killimengri everywhere & as an artist, sign things as Killi. I will answer any question people ask of me or give a valid reason why I can't, please feel free to do so.

My website is, but is woefully out of date. I want at some point to get back everything that was on the original site before the host folded.

Killi said...

sorry my rambling wasso long & you learnt nothing about me!