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  1. Alicia
    September 1, 2016 @ 9:03 am

    I just recently came across your blog and am enjoying reading through all your posts! I’m an avid blog reader…I bookmark my favorites (which you are now a part of) and read them with my morning coffee. It’s my version of the morning newspaper 🙂

    My favorite blogs cover a variety of topics: house remodeling and decor, fashion, photography, DIY, living a simple life, mid-century modern, thrifting, living on a budget, letters from WWII, etc. What makes me stick with a blog is the writing style…a little sarcasm draws me in 🙂 I also love a glimpse into the writer’s life and what sets them apart from everyone else.

    I have to disagree with all four of the things “that made you sad”. I have blogs I have read for years now…not three months. When I stop reading a blog it’s because the tone of the blog has changed. I really hate when it becomes obvious that the majority of the posts are sponsored. I love opening up a new blog post and seeing lots of text! I settle in and enjoy the read. I have never taken advantage of free printables and wondered why bloggers offered them. I guess now I know. Top ten lists don’t really interest me either.

    Focusing so much on social media makes me sad. I was a blogger myself for several years and had a small following. When I would sometimes read advice about how to build a following it just seemed way too much like work. I blogged because I enjoyed writing and only stopped when other things in my life got busier and I didn’t want to spend the time on it anymore. Obviously, I wasn’t a successful blogger by some standards, but I got enjoyment out of it and that was what I wanted.

    Anyway, I’ll wrap up this very long comment by saying how much I’m enjoying your posts and writing. Thank you!

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