Saturday, 3 March 2012

Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

I have only just realised that as of 1st March I had been blogging for four years.  During this time I have had a few ups and downs and at times wondered if there was any point in blogging, as I didn't seem to attract the interest afforded to other bloggers.  Older and wiser, I now know that it isn't about the amount of comments a person receives, it is about the quality and sincerity of the comments.

Over the last couple of years I have built up a fine group of dedicated supporters.  The fact that so many of you wanted to, and did indeed, support my Bloggers Beads Necklace was confirmation that I was doing something right.  You will never really know how much that meant to me. 

A few weeks back, on a whim, I deleted my Mutant Trees and my Linden Grove Kitchen blogs.  As regards to this blog I thought it better to let sleeping pigs (or dogs!) lie.  I won't be making any drastic changes here although I may start up another blog at some time on a specific topic.

Thank you for visiting me here at Linden Grove.  I know that not everyone appreciates my ponderings and when I post up my poetry (groan) I know that it will not appeal to everybody but it is one of my idiosyncrasies and something that I like to do.

I feel a creative spring coming on.  It is time to sow and grow, make and bake and take inspiration from the nature around me.  There is much to look forward to.


Rosie said...

Congratulations on your four years of blogging! I like to see your posts pop up in my following box and always enjoy reading what you have written. Look forward to seeing and hearing about what you sow, grow, make and bake:)

Toffeeapple said...

Aren't the pigs marvellous? They are such gregarious creatures.

Four years, very well done and here's to at least another four.

Looking forward with interest to the unfurling spring.

andamento said...

Happy 4th Bloggy Birthday! Glad to hear you're keeping on going. Some bloggers seem to get 100+ comments just for having a fart, doesn't seem fair does it, but as you say, it's the sincerity that counts, and just think of all the more replies you'd have to make if you got more comments...

Kathy said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging ... that shows real dedication. Like Rosie, I always look forward to your posts, because you always make me think!
Those pigs are rather gorgeous aren't they, we really like pigs!!!

Lyn said...

I always look forward to visiting you Simone and enjoy my visit. You could always have pages added to this blog if you want to add extras here.
Spring is here and I love this season, it always makes people happy I think!

greenthumb said...

Well done on 4 years of blogging, I don't know if I have enough to say.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congratulations on your 4th bloggiversary Simone. It's always a pleasure dropping in here and I'm pleased to call you a blogging friend. :)
I'm still laughing after reading Andamento's comment ~ so true!!! You soon get to know who the genuine bloggers are! Here's to your next year of blogging and I like the sound of sow and grow and make and bake. :)
Vivienne x

Lisa said...

Happy anniversary. I look forward to the creative Spring posts I hope you will share with us.
Your blog, you should post about what is important to you.
Lisa x

Tillybud said...

Congratulations! I love your writing and all the lovely things you make. Keep going!!

Rosie said...

Congratulations on your four years. Well I for one enjoy your writing on your blog and look forward to hearing what Spring has in store for you x

A garden just outside Venice said...

Well done you Simone!
I love reading your reflections, whether they are positive ones or not. As Lisa said, it's your blog, you must please yourself before other people.
Have a good week x

sharon said...

I'm happy that you introduced yourself to me this past year, Simone. You should know how many times your beautiful photos, creations and conversation lift my day.
God bless and may Linden Grove thrive.

Judy Hartman said...

Yay, Simone - 4 years!! I really love your blog and would be very sad if you stopped writing it. And what's wrong with poetry? It's a talent, not an idiosyncrasy!
Keep writing, sharing wonderful photos like this one, and being yourself! You are a joy!

Anne said...

Happy 4 years, Simone! So glad to have met you on my blogging adventure.

I raise my glass (ok, teacup) to a creative spring for us both!

Love that photo of the piggies!!

Helen Philipps said...

Congratulations on four years of blogging, Simone! That is quite an achievement! You often put into words things I think, and I'm always interested in your thoughts about blogging. Sowing and growing, making and baking sound like the perfect things for the coming season! (Love the piggies, and the post title!)
Have a happy week.
Helen x

gillyflower said...

Congratulations on achieving four years worth of posts! That's a lot of thought and a lot of writing!

You are so right in what you say, it is so much nicer and more meaningful to have a small circle of bloggers who visit when they can and appreciate your blog for its honest worth. You have to be true to yourself and blog about things that are important to you, as that is what makes your blog unique and reflects you as a person.

I always enjoy my visits here catching up with your musings, so thank you for sharing them!

Have a great week Simone

Gill xx