The one thing I started to notice about "busy" blogs is the posts were kept short, had pictures, and the authors posted regularly. Oh there was the occasional long post but for the most part they followed the three "rules." SPR = Short, Pics, Reg. I think (and I'm no expert) it's because people don't have time. We all like to think that everyone reads every single word we post but in reality most people "skim," especially if the post has many paragraphs. I have been known to read the first and last paragraph, and anything in bold (head hung). So after I noticed this (it takes me a while) I looked at blogging in a whole new way. If you're a blogger you see every opportunity as a potential blog post but instead of putting "one day into one post" I started to break them up. I can now take one day and break it into about 4 or 5 posts. It was hard at first because I wanted my most faithful reader (Hi Mom, hand waving) to see everything all at once but now I create a bunch of posts, save them, and post them over a few days. And if something can't wait, I send Mom an email :) By doing this I have time to think about what I've wrote. I can go back and change things; add, delete, ponder just what in the heck was I thinking when I wrote that post?, etc., you get the picture. I'm not trying to tell you how to write your blog, I just wanted to share what I do, and, even though I don't have 437 comments on any one post yet, I have noticed my subscribed readers in Feedburner has dramatically increased.
I just want to take this opportunity to say thanks. Thanks to all the readers who add me to Google Reader, Bloglines, RSS Feeds, and subscribe by email. Thanks to everyone who leave comments, suggestions, and email :) Thanks for making this SAHM feel like her "country bumpkin" way of life is really a lot more interesting than what she sees sometimes :)
I know this has nothing to do with my blog post but I just felt like throwing up a picture of my parents on their wedding day back in 1962, besides I have to slip a picture into this post somewhere (wink, wink).
PS I'm pretty sure she took the curler out of her hair before she said "I do." :)