Let’s make a deal.

Ok..enough of a break..I miss y’all! I am going to came back in limited capacity. I am not going to stress my self out by feeling the need to post 4 posts a week, visit 60+ blogs, answering 30-60 comments per post, playing all the blogging games, awards, etc. I started my blog in April because of my love for cooking and photography. The added bonus was “meeting” all of you nice folks out there. However I got caught up in the quest to be popular, one of the cool kids on the block(hmmmm, sound like High School?) I appreciate every single comment I get on my entries. But I am not going to be able to respond to every one. And you guys made it clear to me that is wasn’t necessary in the first place. I guess I just felt the need, because I took your comments as compliments, and my parents always taught me to reciprocate when someone pays you a compliment.
I think the main change will be the reduction of posts. No more 4 post a week..is that ok with y’all?

Comments

  1. 1

    Honestly I can’t believe you returned any comments. I mean if you spend all your time returning comments and visiting blogs and doing all that stuff, the content on your blog suffers, which makes no sense. Blogging should be fun, not a chore! Glad you are back.

  2. 2
    Bunny Trails says:

    Totally ok by me. You do what you need to do!! However, I am super happy you are back! You were missed :)

  3. 3
    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Got your back sista!!! No worries we all know that you do appreciate the comments as we all appreciate you playing with us as well – We will take you back on any terms that you are comfortable with :)

  4. 4

    I love your blog and am excited that you will still be posting! Do it however you need to… It needs to be fun and fulfilling for you! :)

  5. 5

    It is absolutely okay, as long as you are back!!

  6. 6

    I don't think anyone thinks you need to respond to every comment. I think all of us know that we have lives outside of blogging so just give yourself a break & come back to having fun with it ;)

  7. 7

    Oh, all right! Welcome back!

  8. 8

    Good for you! I will look forward to your posts, as always :)2bskinny

  9. 9

    Yay, Leslie! I’ve missed you! Don’t worry at all about the reduction of posts. I’m lucky I get one a week written on mine right now. I’m so busy with so many projects I just don’t have the time to write. If your readers are loyal, they will still read your blog no matter what.

    And remember, quality over quantity! That’s what I tell myself when I don’t have time to write a post.

  10. 10
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Of course! Blogging should be fun, not an obligation! I’m glad you’re coming back!

  11. 11

    Blog for yourself and don’t let it become a chore ;)

  12. 12
    The Blonde Duck says:

    There’s a lot of people cutting back on blogging right now. Hot Garlic is doing the same thing….

    Don’t worry. You don’t have to respond to this comment. :) Hope you feel better!

  13. 13

    A-ok by me, my friend!! :-)

  14. 14

    Deal : ) Glad to have you back xxx

  15. 15
    RecipeGirl says:

    I can’t believe you answered comments either. I only answer if someone asks a question… otherwise, I just consider it what it is… a ‘comment!’ I visit others when I can, but I certainly can’t visit very often. Don’t feel bad. I’ll enjoy your posts when they show up my Reader, and I don’t pay any attention at all to how many you do per week. Relax Girl!

  16. 16

    Glad you’re back, even in limited quantity. We like quality! ;)

  17. 17

    Blogging is supposed to be fun and enjoyable… don’t make it into a huge job! Post however often works for you! Sometimes I post daily if I feel inspired… other times it’s a couple of days in between.

    We missed you and will be here to read whenever you feel inspired to post!

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    Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer says:

    Of course everyone here is ok with that. I think the message here is … do what you can so you can enjoy your time here.

    If YOU are happy … then your friends/readers will be too.

  19. 19

    I can’t believe you tried posting four times a week, and cooking, cleaning, mothering, wifing (LOL), and a whole bunch of other weekly routine things! As far as the return commenting I don’t expect it so don’t worry.

    Glad that you are easing back to blogging!
    ~ingrid…..oh,and hurry up and comment back! NOT!!!! LOL!

  20. 20

    Anything to have you back. I feel the pressure to respond too but some days you just don’t have the time or energy. We all know you care!

  21. 21

    I started reading here JUST as you went on hiatus.
    Your blog, your rules, you know?

  22. 22

    Is it just me, or a lot of us going through this blogging burnout lately? I’m glad you are hanging loose… keep it fun and stay true to yourself and why you started this blog in the first place.
    You have a great voice and I’m glad we will continue to get to hear it!

  23. 23

    It’s your blog, baby! Anything goes, right? Look how many people come to be with you. You are already at the popular table, but that’s not why we love you.

    You. It’s because of you.

  24. 24

    It’s totally OK! So glad you are back. I missed you!!

  25. 25

    I sm happy your back! I missed you.

  26. 26

    Welcome back! It’s absolutely fine by me :)

  27. 27

    SO glad you are back at it! If you could see me, you’d see me doing a happy dance!!

  28. 28

    It’s funny how it gets to that point, isn’t it? I get far fewer commenters on my blog and I still can’t keep up!

  29. 29

    OMG!!! I made this cake for Thanksgiving…everybody from the young to the old loved it..I’ve gotten requests to make it again..so get your milk ready fam & Merry Christmas!!