‘I never see you on my blog any more…‘
I received a message from one of my oldest bloggy friends the other day.
The message hadn’t been sent in a nasty or malicious way at all – he was one of the first online friends I made I first started Suzie Speaks almost three years ago and we’ve kept in touch ever since – I value his opinion and it made me take a step back and think.
He was absolutely right.
And then, as if the blogging universe was trying to give me a sign, I read this post by the ever lovely Hugh from Hugh’s Views and News.
Indeed, over the last few months I have fallen prey to what I like to refer to as ‘the blogging bubble‘ – the point where bloggers focus solely on their own little space of the Internet and forget about the potentially millions of similar spaces out there, just waiting to be explored.
Three years ago, I was in a very different place. The blog was a way of coping with a very difficult time, and I churned out post after post of whatever was in my mind at a particular moment, mainly in an effort to mentally establish some sort of order in what seemed like a big mish-mash of nonsense that seemed to be permanently floating around in my brain. My writing was inconsistent and, at times, erratic, but it was solely for me and me alone.
And then, I discovered that people seemed to like my ramblings. I started to receive comments from people who related to a particular post, or who simply wanted to establish a connection, and over time, those connections became friendships. Every single time I received a notification, I felt excited. I started reading their blogs and finding out more about them and their lives – their families, hobbies, interests. I became friends with a trusted few on my personal social media accounts, something that I was extremely careful about. I’ve received Christmas cards from them. I started exchanging emails. I went a step further and met some in real life, at first in my local area and at various conferences, but then at the Bloggers Bash in London last year (which is still one of the scariest and yet most rewarding things I have ever done). I’ve spoken to a few in person via Facebook messenger. I listen to them on blog radio. I’ll be visiting one in May when I go on holiday. I’ve even spent the Eurovision Song Contest with two of my favourite online people in our own little Twitter party. The community has been some of the most supportive group of people I’ve known, and at the risk of sounding melodramatic, getting to know them has been a life changing experience.
Establishing a blog and building a community takes an extraordinary amount of personal time, but the community has also been a huge influence on my posts, and even my stats, and this is something that is often forgotten when all the hard work finally starts to pay off.
As the blog has grown, so has the number of comments I receive, to the point where at times it is difficult to keep up with. After a bad experiences with a troll or two, I keep all comments in moderation until I can approve and reply to them (and I genuinely try to reply to them all), but this can sometimes take time and it irritates a number of people when they don’t get a reply for a few days. But how many posts have I read in the last month or so? Probably about a hundred. And commented on? Probably about fifty, which is nothing in comparison to the hundreds of comments and messages that I receive on a weekly basis across the blog and my social media accounts, many from the same people time after time. Comments that, admittedly, I have started to take for granted.
More importantly, I have certainly noticed that, while I know they still follow and read the blog, there are many of my original community that don’t comment anymore. I know why – it’s because our online relationship became very one-sided, and that’s totally my fault.
A community is not about the stats – my social media has grown to the point where I now receive a consistent amount of daily views regardless of how often I publish a post – it’s about building and maintaining connections with others, and avoiding the blogging bubble.
So, I’ve decided to try and get myself out of the little world I have created for myself and put myself out there… Here’s a few hints and tips that I am now going to start adopting more often into my own blogging activities:
1. Put time in your blogging schedule to reply to all comments as quickly as you possibly can, even if it’s just to say thank you.
2. If you follow a blog, take an interest in it. That doesn’t mean commenting on every single post, reblogging or sharing everything on your social media, but a meaningful and relative message every so often will let the author know that they have your support.
Note: if you adopt the ‘follow for a follow’ policy, it’s pretty much certain that you’ll be following far too many to keep up with.
3. Never take your readers for granted, and appreciate that they may be partly responsible for the growth of your blog…
4. Read a fantastic post? Share it with others on your social media!
What about you guys? Do you get yourself into a blogging bubble? How do you get out of it?
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It’s such an easy trap to fall into Suzie – Like you, I try to read as many posts as possible, but have to be selective and choose only those that appeal most to save in my To Read Folder as I trawl through 3000+ email notifications each day (I don’t even attempt to use the WordPress Reader or I’d go totally nuts). 🐵
I was finding that too Chris, I only follow about 200 blogs on WordPress and then others via Twitter and Facebook, but the emails are ridiculous!
Agreed Suzie – mine are from blogs, FB, LI, G+ and a lot of other media where I get the information from to post about, but apart from WP blogs, I rarely leave comments because I simply don’t have the time.
I find that it’s an enormously complicated process to comment on non-WP blogs…
Exactly why I rarely bother Suzie 🐵
I definitely have trouble reading others posts often and thoroughly enough. I try to drop by and keep up, but I have literally thousands of followers. I can’t keep track of that many people. I try to visit the people who comment whenever I have time, and read several posts. I don’t always have time. I have to take my kids somewhere right now in fact. This is a hard issue, though, and I’m going to ruminate. Cheers.
Thanks Brenda! I’m thinking that i’ll write one less blog post a week and spend that time just commenting instead to try and make up for it!
A great plan. I try to confine blogging and social media to a couple days and work on writing other MS other days. It doesn’t seem to work that way, though. 😀
It’s so easy to get distracted isn’t it!
Yes, and now I’ve joined Twitter. Big mistake for conserving time!
Ah, you’ve had it now then! I get lost for hours haha!
Oy. And the increase in traffic won’t help me keep up with good friends either. Nor is any of this making me any money yet. You?
Money or Twitter?
A little – it’s usually enough to cover most of my rent and I’ve been lucky to be invited to events and try out products… It’s been quite exciting!
Awesome! I’m glad someone is making it work. I have to figure that out at some point.
Thanks Brenda! I don’t have a niche, so I just write about whatever, whenever really… it leaves it more open to companies and products I suppose? Why don’t you try contacting a few?
Thanks, Suzie! I just looked at your sponsor pages. Very cool. Very professional.
Thanks Brenda! I need to update them – another thing i have fallen behind on haha!
LOL I hear you. My contents pages are OOD. Out of Date!
Yes, I’m certainly guilty of this sometimes. Yep.
It’s so difficult isn’t it not to get sucked into solely what you’re doing, when it’s been proven time and time again that others can have a huge impact on your posts…
yes, and I agree to always ALWAYS respond to comments 🙂
I do my best, but I fall behind sometimes, particularly on social media…
Almost everyday I go through a few specific tags in the Reader. Sometimes I find some cool posts to read and interact with and sometimes I don’t, but either way I force myself to at least browse blogs I don’t follow and I never have to really worry about Blogging bubbles.
I used to do that but haven’t done it in a long time… I need to get back into it again – I’ve found some amazing blog that way!
I think it’s something we all struggle with at times – I’ve had to really streamline my email notifications just to keep track of the blogs I follow. Although I always try to respond to comments as soon as I can, I know I’m behind in reading and commenting on other people’s work despite my best efforts. Blogging shouldn’t be stressful and I think you’re right, rather than commenting on everything, a meaningful message once in a while at least lets the other person know you’re thinking of them. I’m still discovering new blogs to follow, which is lovely, though I can sometimes get caught in the bubble, too.
You’re always one of my most prolific commenters Helen, and it’s always appreciated!
Thanks, Suzie – I didn’t realise that! I do always enjoy your posts 🙂 And all your support is very much appreciated too!
aww – feeling the love… I haven’t forgotten about your email either!
I know 🙂 No hurry!
This post comes just at the right time as I was contemplating how to get out of this “bubble”. I try to visit and comment on anyone’s blog if they have commented on mine. If they only “like” then I will visit them and “like” one of their posts. I have no idea how many blogs I “follow” but I know it’s way to many. I never get to visit even half of them.
I go through a ‘cull’ every so often and remove blogs that haven’t been updated in a long time… it allows me to look for others to fill the space instead…
Thanks, Suzie! All I need is some extra time! 🙂
Have to admit, I’ve been in a bloggy bubble recently … With trying to get a mortgage, working overtime, exercise classes, Therapy and a multitude of other things I feel as though I’ve taken a little step back from the community. This week though I have some time off (due to an injury) so have been catching up and realising how much I miss it! I really need to find more time for it.
I’ve had a few days off which has been a good opportunity to catch up a little bit but it’s one of those situations where 24 hours a day wouldn’t be enough to keep ahead of it!
I totally get where you are coming from here Suzie. This is why I never exceed following more than 100 sites. If one of those sites stops posting for several months, they are clipped. Great post!
This really hit home woith me today, Suzie. It was the perfect post at the perfect time. Not only because it helped knowing I’m not the only one who has begun to feel this way, but also in the solutions you offered — which mirrored my own. While I’m actually pretty good at responding to comments, I have found that my ability to spend time on other’s sites has waned. While I used to post several times a week, I am cutting back to twice a week to allow more time to read and share. Like you, I’ve met a lot of terrific people through social media, and specifically my blog. Like any relationship worth having, it can’t be a one-way conversation. Thanks for opening that conversation 😉
Thanks Ned – yours is one of the blogs that I read regularly, but never comment. I’m a huge fan, and never actually tell you haha!
Lol! Your secret is out 😉 Thanks for reading, and for another terrific post, Suzie.
Shhh… don’t tell anyone 😉
It’ll be our little secret *wink*
Ooh I’m all blushing now Ned 😉
I like your thoughts here. I would like to go to the bloggers bash this year, do you know when it is?
11th June in London – Sacha Black is the person you need to contact… http://sachablack.co.uk/
I know Sacha, I will see if I can go! Thanks…
Awesome! Hope to see you there!
I hope so too! 🙂
Great post Suzie! I think it is very easy to get caught up in a bubble. Happy Wednesday BTW
Thanks my lovely! I’ve certainly got lost in one this month haha! Haven’t forgotten about you!
Lol!! Love your posts!
Thanks my lovely – ditto, particularly when they go nuts and you get all squeaky haha!
‘Squeaky!!!’ – ha ha!! You know me so well….sigh!
Haha! It made my day!
I encourage and foster comments on Facebook. My email account is loaded w/articles others wrote. I let it build up, read the ones that grab me, and do a mass deletion once every couple weeks. I will fully admit I am a Facebook whore when it comes to posting my stuff!
My Facebook blog page is my least successful social media page – I just can’t seem to make it work consistently! I like your email idea!
I write about education stuff and I belong to well over 400 different USA education groups on Facebook. I post on them all the time. My actual blog Facebook page is just there to be there.
400?????!!! I belong to 3 and find that difficult haha!
I love your ramblings it’s the only way a Yorkshireman know what Lanc is thinking.
For someone who’s from the wrong side of the Pennines you’re alright Richard 😉
Can’t ask for better than that 😄👍
Great post. Yes, I put myself into the bubble over the last 2 months. I’d like to claim that I was put in there by circumstances but then, thinking of it, I could have been more active anyway. I’m on my way back, reading and commenting, looking up posts from my favorite blogs and simply being present again. And it actually feels really good!
I’m so glad, and it’s lovely to see you back here!
I will be visiting more often again! Love your blog! You do a great job!
Thanks you very much my lovely – very much appreciated!
I read email notifications rather than the reader except occasionally but I circulate from whom I get notifications some instantly some daily some weekly. And those I see this way I try and read and comment but only if I have something to say. I like in any event and when I remember share on twitter. So far that’s worked. Also like Hugh noted before I don’t follow a follow but check what people say. Somethings – too much religion say – puts me off.
Ooh me too Geoffle. I also get a bit narked off if religion is shoved in the comments too…
You have great insight, Suzie.
I have only two things to add:
1. I do not believe in “courtesy follows,” or as you termed it, “a follow for a follow.” If I follow a blog, it’s only because I find it interesting and engaging. I’m not offended if they don’t follow me back, and I honestly would feel bad if someone did not enjoy my blog but followed me anyway because they felt like they owed me something. Seriously guys, it’s ok. You don’t owe me.
2. I’ve spent a lot of effort promoting my blogs outside of the WordPress sphere with good success. I have nothing against WordPress and do not want to push anyone away, but I also don’t want my blogs to be a glorified version of Facebook where the same limited circle of people just sit around commenting on and “liking” each other all the time.
A huge majority of my readers are non-bloggers who have no WordPress presence. This means I can take my readership with me if I ever leave the WP platform. Bloggers who limit themselves to the WordPress sphere are cheating themselves out of a huge potential reading audience.
Yes. This. Totally agree with everything you said here Chris – I hate it when people expect a follow in return, and will unfollow shortly after.
I have a kind of hierarchy system that goes from tags in the reader for finding new blogs which I check less often when I have extra time, following blogs on reader which I check more often and then i put the blogs I want to check everyday into Newsify. It works for me and I think I wrote a post about it once but I need to do a spring clean and I might do a new post. Possibly a screen recording one this time ooo exciting!
I don’t know how you have the energy haha! You’re always doing something new!
I love doing that kind of stuff, making and editing videos. I could quite happily sit for hours recording and editing a 10 second video. Which has just reminded me of a silly time lapse video I made years ago that I now need to go and share on Twitter lol
Oh dear can’t find it 😦
Thus post struck a real chord. I feel like such a slacker since moving to Cornwall! I’ve barely kept up with writing my own blog posts let alone following all the other blogs I’m interested in. I’ve hardly left comments and feel really bad for it but it boils down to time. I’ve had to cut back as my wordpress reader was out of control. Picking up on what a couple if others have said about not being able to comment, easily on self hosted sites – I think my own blog has definitely suffered here. I know a couple of people have commented that they can’t ‘see me’ anymore. I really do miss that sense of wordpress community – it just means I need to work harder on social media. I need more days in the week!
I think I can understand your situation more because I have witnessed all the changes that you have made… So glad that you’re happy!
Your post resonates so much with me! In the past months, I have mostly been in my bubble as well, though I also had issues keeping up with consistent blogging because of all the book writing I had been doing.
At this point, I admit that I tend to fall behind in terms of reading blogs but I have reorganized my social media, so that I am able to share links about everyday, and I use Facebook and Pinterest to find links and follow people more easily.
This is also why I try to offer room for my readers to bring up suggestions if they have them, about content they would like to see (within the range of my topics) in case it is something I could provide!
Hi lovely! Your blog is one of those I’m talking about – I am more of a ghost reader as i read and don’t tell you I have done so!
So we’re mutual ghost readers ❤
FInding a balance is difficult – especially when life gets complicated. I still get email notifications for a lot of blogs I subscribe to – basically so I don’t “lose” people I enjoy reading if Reader/WP gets weird from time to time -but the inbox is so full it’s depressing sometimes. Reader is fine, but some blogs post multiple posts in one day – taking up so much room and hiding less frequent bloggers. There’s also the issue of bloggers who post at odd times, so you don’t see them in Reader. I need to go back to wandering through the tags I like.
Bottom line is you do what you can, and hope other bloggers are struggling the same way and understand if you are slow getting around to them
I think that’s a really positive way of looking at it – I tend to read a lot of blogs via email too!
I do my best, but used to spend hours every day reading other blogs. Now that I’m serious about writing books, I have to prioritize. I read those who comment on my blog and hit the reader when I can.
We just have to do what’s best for us! 🙂
Ooh Susie the author! That sounds exciting!
I am finding it a bit of a struggle at the moment trying to keep up as well. I love the fact that I have such a wonderful community and interaction with people, but I never seem to be able to catch up with all of their posts. It does make me feel dreadful sometimes.
I know what you mean – I often log on and feel guilty!
The more emails I receive, the harder it is to maintain the relationships I have. It’s currently around 300 emails a day and can be overwhelming sometimes, so much so that I’ve thought about giving up blogging. I try as hard as possible to comment on blogs but have t miss some and just ‘Like’ them instead, but I do tweet them.I do miss the closeness I used to have with some people but finding the time is horrendous.
All you can do is the best you can.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Totally agree David! Thanks for the support!
It is a complicated process, breaking out. I visit someone every day and try to make it someone different. I have six and a half thousand followers, most of whom blog themselves and that can be very time consuming. Then there’s my day job…often I barely get round to that!
That’s a really good way of doing things, thanks for the tip!
Hey Suzie…. I completely understand your situation. I was the very same, when I started my blog it was during a really tough time & having that community of bloggers supporting me was (and still is) incredible. But with the growth of my blog and new followers it’s became impossible to keep up with their posts too – coupled with a busy work schedule & being a mum! Though I do respond to every single comment I receive as promptly as I can.
I’ve come to realise that setting an evening aside once a week to catch up with as many as I can is the best format for me to try to stay in contact with both old & new blog buddies ☺️ Great post!! Karen xo
I can really relate to this, thanks Karen!
I spend one day a week tweeking my emails (I don’t do the reader) some people I follow who I will always read, some people I will only read if the first few sentances attract me. For some, I have as a weekly digest, a couple are daily. Some I don’t follow if they follow me. Otherwise I would go insane (more insane than I am now 😉 ) but I always try to respond to comments with 24 hours
As you can see, I’m not doing very well with keeping to the 24 hour thing! I’ll certainly try to be better this week!
Its difficult to juggle, work, family, life inside the computer and outside.
It certainly is! And I only have cats haha!
So much truth in this. A good reminder for all of us (*blushing with embarrassment*
Thanks my lovely!
Sometimes I do feel overwhelmed by the number of bloggers in the blogger universe. However, I have learned to only follow the blogs that I’m most interested in. I do get discouraged when I comment on a blog and don’t feel like that person is engaged in my blog; however, maybe my subject matter isn’t as intriguing to them.
I know what you mean Denita – it almost feels like a rejection sometimes doesn’t it!
I realised recently that although I reply to every comment that people leave on my blog in a timely manner, I don’t actually visit there’s unless I happen to be following already, even if they regularly comment on mine. I set an hour aside to click on my lovely commenters links and comment back on their posts, I found some lovely blogs I’d overlooked in the process! :o)
That’s great Chrissie!
So very true. And so easy to fall into that trap.
I’m about to step out of my bubble big time. There’s too much life to miss out on!
Yay! Totally agree Carol!
Wow! It sounds like you have a really amazing bloggy friend who cares about you, and was probably just showing his concern by checking in with you. I wish I had more bloggy friends like that! 🙂
I wonder who that amazing bloggy friend could be Austin? 😉
Someone who was happy to see you finally commented on his blog! Did you see the news that they’ve given me a weekly column on The Good Men Project?
You told me about your articles on there… Congrats!
Yes, but this week they offered me my own column. Every Friday! 🙂 You must head over and read (and share!!!) some of my GMP posts. 🙂
That’s awesome my lovely, really pleased for you!
I’ve been really bad about this recently, with school and work plus blogging and my other projects, replying and reading others hasn’t been a priority lately. Thanks for sharing this, it was eye opening!
Thanks Michelle! it’s nice to take a step back sometimes and look at the community…
You speak for many of us who have been here a while, Suzie. I read lots of posts about how to increase readership and followers and have even written some myself. Of course, many forget that with more readers and followers so will come more comments. We should never take those who comment on our blog posts for granted. I’ve seen many blogs where the author seems to not reply to comments and I do wonder why people keep going back. I agree that if the content is interesting then keep following, but I’ve stopped commenting on a number of blogs because my comments and questions have gone unanswered or unacknowledged.
I’ve no intention of ever leaving WordPress as I think it’s the best blogging platform out there and I love the community spirit here. I’ve made many wonderful new friends who have given me a lot of support and encouragement and they, in turn, need to know how much I appreciate it. That’s why I always respond to and/or acknowledge all comments. If I was not going to respond to comments then I would turn them off.
Nobody can read and comment on every single post after going past a certain number of blogs they follow and every blogger needs to understand that. I admit I don’t read every single post of the blogs I follow but I do try and visit as often as possible.
Thank you for the mention of my recent post and it’s so very good to hear you’ve put a plan in place to overcome the problem you realized was developing.
You totally inspired me my lovely – thanks for a great post!
I love with this dilemma too. One small thing I’ve managed is to read at least 3 blogs a day – especially those of bloggers who have been reading mine for years. It’s not much, but at least I try to give back a little.
That’s a nice way to do things…
Yep. I can understand. I have about 25 weekly subscriptions of which I guess they average at 3 posts each some much more others less. Then I have about 7 instants too, plus there are a few I try and check out on a weekly basis that aren’t on my list but in my head. So I’d say I am readin about 100+ blog posts a week. I now am VERY selective about who I follow or subscribe too. At the end of the day I’m a writer NOT a reader. It KILLS me and some weeks I just can’t do it all and I have to prioritise writing. Hugh and I disagree on this, but that’s fine, we can’t all feel the same about everything. But at the end of the day I try my best and I think that’s all I can and should have to do.
That’s a really valid point about being a writer rather than a reader…
I get in to the blogging bubble but I try to set aside time a minimum of once a week to read and comment on the blogs of my “regulars.” Hopefully someday in a year or two I’ll run into you at the Bloggers Bash in London.
That would be so great, Phil!
Definitely guilty. Yesterday, I was thinking about just that (wrote a draft for a blog post) – being stuck in my own bubble. Normally, I get to focus on my regular writing and posting routines, that I seem to have forgotten the whole ‘connecting’ with other writers/bloggers. For you’re right that there is a whole bunch of bloggers/blogs to discover. But if I’m completely honest, putting myself out there is sounds scary – I feel safe at times in my own bubble. However, I’m working on bursting myself out of my own bubble – at lest for a moment or two. 🙂
Thanks Amina! It’s difficult and really daunting to put yourself out there isn’t it?
Yes, it is. But I guess it’s part of the process, – writer, blogger and/or aspiring author?
Whenever you respond to me, I feel so blessed! I know how extremely busy you are and when you take time to answer or respond I feel so grateful. Your blog is incredible, I marvel at how it has grown and I love reading about your life. You are a talented woman with so much to offer and give to others. This post is just one more example of that. Thank you for being you. I am a big fan of yours! DAF
You’ve always been an incredible support my lovely – indeed, I’m the one who is blessed!
you are too sweet.
You’re always welcome my lovely x
I am in complete agreement with everything you’ve said here. I make a point of replying to every comment I receive on my blog, and I’d like to think it’s appreciated by them. Even if it isn’t, at least I know that I’m doing my part.
Totally agree, even a simple thank you is worthwhile…
Yes. At least then you’re acknowledging them.:)
Absolutely – even if it’s a few days later, taking the time to at least acknowledge that someone has gone out of their way to leave you a comment should be common blogging courtesy
Agreed. I can’t always get back to comments or PM’s, but I always make a point of doing so. Better late than never, right?:)
I absolutely adore the blogging community. I began my journey as a means to write personal pieces on my very own platform. As a professional content writer, I spent most of my time writing for other people, but my blog was MY space — my party on the Web page! Woot woot! It’s become so much more than that, however. It’s less about me now and more about relationship building and being a part of some phenomenal people’s lives and stories. It feels like such an honor to be welcome into the lives of those whom I’ve “met” online. You are so right to say we should take an interest in other blogs and never take readers for granted. Good post!
I couldn’t have put it any better myself, and I totally agree with everything you so eloquently said… Thanks!
It’s hard to balance the time between working on your own blog and making sure you’re networking as well. On the one hand, you want to make sure your contents great. But on the other, you don’t want to be a internet recluse! Glad to see I’m not the only one struggling with this. Great post!
It’s a total balancing act and it’s much more difficult at the beginning to try and establish connections with others… it’s absolutely worth it though!
It certainly makes blogging far more interesting when connecting with others especially those with the same passions. I am only a newbie, and I love that I am learning a new skill and hopefully in our travels, we get to meet some of my blogging friends 🙂
Thanks lovely! It’s amazing the connections you make with people on the way!
I too want to get back to the reason I started blogging – to connect with people on a genuine level. I used to be better at at, and now that Isla is older I’m trying to get back to it. My writing time is now separate from my reading/talking time. I tend to ‘like’ posts I want to go back to and comment on when I have more time. I was blogging buddies with people who don’t blog anymore, but we keep in touch. Also I’ve met some people I read and become friends with them. I’ve never been to an actual blogger conference/meetup, which is something I’d like to try!
Meet ups are definitely better than conferences – I often feel like I’m back at school haha! Glad you’re getting back into it!
I mainly follow blogs from your fantastic blog group.. so I didn’t quite get into the blog bubble *yet*
Do you feel like you’re out of your bubble again (as this post was a year ago) or is it still really tough?
I find myself in and out again at various points. Sometimes I just go and take a step back
I think we all fall into this trap at one point or another xx
Absolutely! It’s difficult not to!
Very helpful. Great advice. I honestly have been trying harder to stay connected. But I will also try to reach out to new people more. p.s. I’ll save you the trouble of replying to this comment, dear Suzie (!)
Haha thanks lovely! I do appreciate every comment you leave!
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Thank you for writing this post… You reminded me again to appreciate every follower as a family who support me everyday….
Thanks so much – really pleased you found it useful!
A timely reminder for us all I think. It’s easy to let time slip away but it’s important to remember that social media is about being social including your blog.
Agreed Rachel – it’s something that I need to focus on a little more I think…