I have a small blog on WP

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I have a small blog on WP and I’m ashamed that at times I am somewhat envious of those who have a larger following than I do.  I have to admit that I wonder what it would be like to have a blog with several thousand followers and hundreds of views every day.  And then I wonder what my email would look like after receiving notices where people may have liked this or may have commented on that.  And then I wonder what I’m doing wrong and why it’s not growing like I would like.  What’s it like to be in the big time on WP?

And then I look around at my garden and I realize that my blog is like my garden in as much as it grows in its own good time.  It’s limited by what I plant and how much space that I give it and how much time that I  give to care for it.  And then I look at how I live and where I live and I realize that I’m comfortable in my quiet life and in my quiet house.  I like to think that I get to know some of routine followers a bit better each time that they visit just like we’re sitting down and sharing a cup of coffee or tea.

I don’t think I’m made or intended for the big show.  Here’s to us and those like us with smaller blogs.  There’s lots of us around here.

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131 thoughts on “I have a small blog on WP

    Opinionated Man said:
    July 27, 2016 at 7:27 PM

    That’s a lot of comments bud. 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      July 27, 2016 at 7:35 PM

      hey, you got the ball rolling. an endorsement from the Ninja s golden.

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        Opinionated Man said:
        July 27, 2016 at 7:38 PM

        Be safe bud! I’ll see you soon. 🙂

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        Jim responded:
        July 27, 2016 at 7:39 PM

        watch out for Hillary supporters. they’ll want a donation for the campaign.

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    Wendy Weir said:
    July 23, 2016 at 8:26 PM

    Aww, I enjoyed this post a real lot. Cheers to you from another small WP blogger. Such a terrific perspective you provided us!

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      Jim responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 8:48 PM

      thanks for you nice comments and for your follow. I think in a lot of ways we small bloggers have it better off than others.

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    Michelle Malone said:
    July 23, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    So, here’s one more e-mail. 😀 I love your perspective in this piece.

    Liked by 1 person

      Jim responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 7:02 PM

      LOL. emails are good as long as they are not spam. thanks for the comments and the follow. It’s going to be interesting to read your posts.

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    Whitney C. said:
    July 23, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Reblogged this on Write, Live and Love and commented:
    Great read for us small bloggers out here ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

      Jim responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 2:58 PM

      thanks. that was awfully nice of you to reblog. 🙂

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    michelle213norton said:
    July 23, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    I wish I had more time to spend on mine as well. Not that I think many people would be interested, but I know if I could grow it if I tried (just like my garden!)

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      Jim responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 10:41 AM

      this is my 5th blogging site and this has no specific purpose other than to post whatever catches my eye, whatever interests me or whatever pops into my lil pea brain. I think 99% of us are just regular people with normal lives which makes us each unique and interesting. I like reading about other people’s normal day-to-day lives. I find it interesting.

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        michelle213norton said:
        July 23, 2016 at 11:13 AM

        I must say I rather enjoy reading random posts, a window into the lives of others. It’s too bad I don’t have more time for that either. I find myself cutting out blogs that I follow sometimes for that reason. I suppose once I retire someday…

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        Jim responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 11:17 AM

        yeh, I like looking at pictures that others take. there are some amazing people taking some amazing amateur photos. it’s a great way to see the world thru their eyes.

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    Mann said:
    July 23, 2016 at 6:50 AM

    Same pinch! 🙂
    I do have a small blog on WP 🙂
    and I am happy that at least I have one…I mean writing is not everyone’s cup of tea 😉
    Cheers to that 🙂
    Mann.

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      Jim responded:
      July 24, 2016 at 7:41 PM

      I don’t think of myself as a writer; at least not in the sense that you and others are actually writers. but I do put down in scribbles what goes thru my brain even if it includes a little ego or a few moments of wondering “what if?”.

      thanks for the comments! 🙂

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        Mann said:
        July 26, 2016 at 6:45 AM

        You are welcome Jim :).
        You said writer! Who??? 🙂
        Have a nice day.

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    Tricia said:
    July 22, 2016 at 11:10 PM

    And just think if you actually did have a big blog with thousands of followers and comments to respond to. Surely you would not have such a nice garden with so much of your free time being taken up. 😉

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      Jim responded:
      July 23, 2016 at 6:33 AM

      that’s a very good point to keep in mind. we’ll let Jason have that large following.

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        Tricia said:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:01 PM

        Yeah, he seems to be able to handle it pretty well. 😉

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        Jim responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:07 PM

        LOL. Jason has all his stuff in one ditty bag. he’s one of the good guys.

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        Tricia said:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:10 PM

        Most definitely is!

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        Jim responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:15 PM

        he’s got a big heart and is always spotlighting someone to help them out. I was really flattered that he did that for me.

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        Tricia said:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:19 PM

        Yes, he sure does care about other bloggers and on creating a WP community. He was the first blog I think where when I made a comment he actually responded. That taught me very early on the importance of engaging with your readers.

        Good man that Jason. How embarrassed he would be if he knew we were gushing on him so much.

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        Jim responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:34 PM

        LOL. he’s fun to pick on tho

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      Opinionated Man said:
      July 23, 2016 at 10:25 PM

      You guys are ruining my bad boy persona…

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        Jim responded:
        July 24, 2016 at 8:16 AM

        oh, I’ll start writing comments like “That Jason is a poop head” in that case.

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        Tricia said:
        July 24, 2016 at 1:12 PM

        Ok. That Jason man, he sure can be a jerk. Better? 😉

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        Jim responded:
        July 24, 2016 at 1:55 PM

        I’m a smiling here. that was pretty good.

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      Opinionated Man said:
      July 24, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      So much better! lol!

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        Jim responded:
        July 24, 2016 at 1:58 PM

        that’s cuz we care about you and don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea about our Ninja.

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    sonofabeach96 said:
    July 22, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    I never have worried about stats. Don’t even check them. I’m one of you too, small and fine with it that way. By the way, we haven’t met but I believe we have a common friend in Melanie. I was curious to know if you’ve heard how she is. The radio silence on her end concerns me. 😕

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 6:35 PM

      I sent her some text messages yesterday. tried calling her too but she was busy. she’s having a tough go of it but she’s hanging in there. I let her know all of us were thinking about her and sent her some love.

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        sonofabeach96 said:
        July 22, 2016 at 6:50 PM

        I think about her often. Anna and I have chatted about her some. I’d love to see her post something.

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        Jim responded:
        July 22, 2016 at 6:52 PM

        I’ll nudged her again

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        sonofabeach96 said:
        July 22, 2016 at 6:55 PM

        Tell her SOB says hi! 😃

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        Jim responded:
        July 22, 2016 at 6:56 PM

        no worries.I got yer back on that.

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        sonofabeach96 said:
        July 22, 2016 at 7:44 PM

        Thank you, sir! I appreciate it. 😊

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        Jim responded:
        July 22, 2016 at 7:47 PM

        she sends her love.

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        Jim responded:
        July 22, 2016 at 6:59 PM

        Mel sends her love

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        sonofabeach96 said:
        July 22, 2016 at 7:46 PM

        That’s terrific! Thank you for the update! 😃

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        sonofabeach96 said:
        July 22, 2016 at 7:47 PM

        Thanks for the update! 😊

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    anotetohuguette said:
    July 22, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Hey, I’ve been feeling the same – I can always count on my Mom and my lovely neighbour (who is my blog’s muse) to read or comment each week but if someone new comments or likes/follows it tells me that my words are reaching beyond just my family or friends. Lately, my blogging connections are growing and it’s thanks to the generosity of bloggers like Jason & Roberta Pimental who are always promoting new bloggers or helping bloggers to connect. I also like the analogy of the growing of our blogs to your garden, right now, I’m tending my garden with joy and excitement – my muse, Huguette, recently said that she wants to live as long as I keep writing, she doesn’t want to miss a word, and hearing this is all I need to keep growing my tiny garden!

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 5:37 PM

      I like Jason. he’s been my #1 ninja. I also like Roberta and the pics from where she and her beau lives.

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        anotetohuguette said:
        July 22, 2016 at 5:52 PM

        She is lovely and I’m enjoying all of her posts – I’m a new follower of both hers and Jason’s and there is always something to think upon or learn!

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    sepultura13 said:
    July 22, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    I guess it depends on what you consider a “small,” “medium,” or “large” blog, I suppose…and the number of followers you have, compared with how long you’ve been blogging (two years on WP, I believe?) seems to put you in the “medium” category, from where I sit. Not to mention, you have international people plugging you constantly!

    Oh, that’s right…I forget that with men, “size matters” – in all things!
    😛

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      oh ha ha on the size matters thingee ya knucklehead.

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    FrugalHausfrau said:
    July 22, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    I have a small blog, too. And I love it. And I’m like you, I think I’ve gotten to know at least in some small way a lot of my followers and I follow a lot of them, too.

    I wonder sometimes what it would be like to be really popular and then I think that might mean figuring out what it is that most people want and doing just that – and that’s not me. 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Mollie

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      wow. super thoughts on the subject. Ithink you’re dean on with your thoughts. thanks for your comments and thanks for the follow.

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    Godless Cranium said:
    July 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Nothing wrong with small blogs and you have a good one here. Keep up the great work!

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 3:07 PM

      thanks!

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    amusingword said:
    July 22, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    I have 3 small blogs on WP, and I really don’t worry about how many followers I have. I just “Go with the flow” I think I have one follower on my ourawesomeuscensus.wordpress.com. but I don’t post very often there. My Book Reader blog booksiveenjoyed.wordpress.com is more popular but I have under 200 followers. My personal blog is pretty new and I only have about a dozen followers, if that!. I get more when I post recipes. alderbest.wordpress.com
    If I sit and compare myself on my blog journey I may feel like a loser, but I just don’t do that very often, it’s a waste of energy.

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 3:02 PM

      wow! 3 blogs! that must take a great deal of effort on your part. nice thoughts and comments. thanks!

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        amusingword said:
        July 23, 2016 at 9:23 AM

        I actually only post a book I am reading or just read on my boook blog about once or twice a week. I admit to having neglected my census blog, I’ll post something on a whim later in the year I suppose. My personal blog is another story.. I have a habit of deleting them and starting all over again!

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        Jim responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 10:37 AM

        I have a good friend that I have been harassing for years via her blogs. she does the same – create a blog, delete it, create a new blog

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        amusingword said:
        July 23, 2016 at 2:16 PM

        Well I usually delete it in a fit of low self esteem. I need to get over that…

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        Jim responded:
        July 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

        I know that feeling

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    Anoop said:
    July 22, 2016 at 2:14 PM

    Hi Jim, see I’m talking to you for the first time in my life. I haven’t known you before. But I know started to know you from this moment. Well, I explored and landed in your garden. Yes! Your Garden.

    For few people their blog sometimes becomes popular overnight, for some it takes time. But it will surely reach people someday. I can connect to your thoughts as I too faced the same thought two weeks ago.

    But everything changed last week. This is my second coming through my blog, People and Hearts (https://peopleandhearts.com)…. It took me 4 or more years to get accepted as a blogger, and writer. I struggled to get back to writing due to lack of encouragement.

    But life is sometimes strange. When the expected doors close, life opens up unexpected doors for you. Now, my close friends, brother and my father have accepted me as a writer.

    My struggle was to get a recognition from my dad that I’m a writer. He congratulated me. Well that satisfies my hunger for being a writer.

    Now I understand, “how much has our writings or creations inspired or changed people’s lives” – this matters the most. Not the money.

    That’s the soul purpose and goal of my writings and my blog.

    Once again, good to meet you here. Your blog is awesome. I hope that you are feeling better now.

    Thanks,
    Anoop

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:53 PM

      I don’t think it was about feeling better more than it was just one of those “I wonder what ..” thoughts that goes through our minds from time to time. thanks for your comments!

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    Allison L. Venezio said:
    July 22, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    The struggle is real, relevant, and mine as well. I too have a small following. I see comments once in a while, but not frequently. I do get likes and it boosts my ego a bit. But the way I see it, if your following is minor, then you are doing it for you and that small group of loyalists. That is more meaningful than having a ton of people whom you can’t keep track of following you. I’d prefer to have a smaller group of people enjoying my work and passing it to people they know would enjoy it. We all start somewhere! 😊

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:51 PM

      I think you’re absolutely right. this is my fourth blogging site and I’m hoping it doesn’t go anywhere like the last ones did. yeh, I think smaller is better. thanks! 🙂

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    Laura said:
    July 22, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    I, too, have had the very same thoughts and then I realize I’m good with where I’m at. I think it’s common for bloggers to compare to each other but I would prefer to be inspired. Because you have inspired me, you now have one more follower. Thanks for reading my mind, conveying my thoughts and reminding me to write with containment. 😃

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      Laura said:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:03 PM

      Oops contentment

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:49 PM

      thanks for the comments. I think you’re right. bigger isn’t always better. it’s one thing to go to Starbucks for coffee and be just a name or you can sit down at a friend’s table and share a cup with them. thanks for the comments and thanks for the follow.

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    idioglossiablog said:
    July 22, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    We have a small blog as well, and it’s anonymous because my co-blogger, and I share some very personal truths about ourselves, our families, friends, and co-workers. It’s our way of being able to keep our perspectives as truthful as possible. Our posts border on the raw truth at times, and even though we are a part of the storyline it’s not just our story to tell. We have discussed what the people we write about might say, or how they might feel, but there’s a great deal of freedom when you feel as though you can speak your mind without censorship. I think that blogging is a lot like fishing in that certain bait attracts certain fish, but I’m definitely starting to see how time spent fishing can add years to your well being. 😉 G-uno

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:44 PM

      I like your analogy. I’d rather fish for rainbow trout and not for Great White Sharks. thanks for the comments.

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    LindaGHill said:
    July 22, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Having sometimes many visitors in a day can be fun. It’s like having a shop: you recognize the regulars and get to know them bit by bit, some more, some less. Thing is, the busier it gets, the more it seems like work. 😛 As long as you’re enjoying it, it will evolve naturally and into its own thing. 🙂
    Nice to meet you, Jim. 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:43 PM

      thanks for the comments. I think you’re right with your thoughts. I’ll keep doing this as long as it’s fun. it was awfully nice of you to drop by.

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    Opinionated Man said:
    July 22, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    I have these same thoughts. 🤔

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:41 PM

      LOL. you’re in the big time dude.

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    Opinionated Man said:
    July 22, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I think us small time bloggers are doing just fine Jim without corporate backing! 👍🙂😉🤔🍺🍾👻🤓
    Keep blogging bud.
    -OM
    Note: Comments disabled here. Please visit their blog.

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM

      LOL. I got a Ninja endorsement. life can’t get no better.

      well it could and I could describe how it could be better but this is a family place and you have little kids hanging around you and a wife who would ask “what does he mean by that Jason? how do you know that Jason? why are you agreeing with him Jason?” Nah, it wouldn’t be good for our Ninja.

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    Izrael said:
    July 22, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    It is a true comparison between having a blog on wordpress and tending a garden. It seems that blog will take its time to grow and blossom. Just put your constant effort, care and love in it and that is all that matters. I am sure that you will reach a big follwing in no time 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      July 22, 2016 at 7:36 AM

      yanno, I’m actually happy with a small crowd because I think I get to know people better. good input from you tho. thanks!

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    Ellen Hawley said:
    July 21, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    You’re wise. Once you get into numbers, it’s never enough.

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 3:15 PM

      or I could move to Cornwall and we could open a Pasty shoppe.

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        Ellen Hawley said:
        July 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

        We could do that. We’d have a lot of competition, so what if we do pasties and cakes?

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 3:39 PM

        let’s skip the pasties and go straight for the dessert. we can always buy a pasty somewhere.

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        Ellen Hawley said:
        July 21, 2016 at 3:50 PM

        This is really a reply to your comment below, but I ran out of Reply buttons: See, didn’t I say you were wise??

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 3:52 PM

        hey, I liked visiting Cornwall. I just like cake better. 😉

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    AnnaLevensonPsy said:
    July 21, 2016 at 2:16 PM

    I understand the urge! One of the best things someone told me when I expressed a desire to be on Freshly Pressed, now Discover. She told me her blog had just been allowed to grow organically and it made me feel a lot better. My blog is doing the same and I see it grow bit by bit each day. It’s surprisingly satisfying! 😊

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 2:19 PM

      I see my favorite Ninja friend Jason with something like a hunderty billionty followers and I think “Wow!”. then I think “How many would you actually sit down with and have coffee with?” I dunno. Maybe I’m overthinking it.

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        AnnaLevensonPsy said:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:22 PM

        Right! I live my life, or try to, with the philosophy that if it is meant to be, it will be! Just enjoy the ride!

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:27 PM

        oh, I’m at the age of “Don’t even try to run that game by me cuz I only look stupid.”

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        AnnaLevensonPsy said:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:23 PM

        And honestly the fact that even one person wants to read what I wrote I’m pretty stoked about that! I mean something to someone on a day when maybe they needed just what I said. Check out my post. How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:28 PM

        yeh it is very satisfying that someone reads your stuff. I read your “About Me”. interesting life that you’ve had so fr. I bet you have loads of stories to tell. I’ll hafta read thru your posts.

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        AnnaLevensonPsy said:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM

        I hope you’ll enjoy them. My top 10 I believe should be on the right 😊

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:31 PM

        okey dokey pokey

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    Stephanae V. McCoy said:
    July 21, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    I often wonder how people with a very large following manage. How can one person build relationships with thousands of people? I don’t know I like the convenience technology provides but part of me wishes for simpler times.

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      I have to admit that my ego kicks in and says “wouldn’t it be cool if …” but then how do you converse and get to know some people? I’d rather have a cuppa coffee with them and find out who they are.

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        Stephanae V. McCoy said:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:10 PM

        Yeah the blasted ego!! I guess it comes down to what’s more important, numbers or people. It’s a neverending battle but I do my best to maintain those initial connections because of the relationship

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:15 PM

        people always win for me. I spent 20 years in the military and met literally thousands of people yet I converse with only a small group even tho I consider most that I met to be friends. we were one big family anyway.

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        Stephanae V. McCoy said:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:35 PM

        Amen!

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        Stephanae V. McCoy said:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:11 PM

        I meant to say because the relationships are valuable to me.

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 2:16 PM

        it’s really cool that you feel that way. a lot of people are purely superficial.

        Liked by 1 person

    Anna said:
    July 21, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    You’re doing just fine. Your blog have a perfect mix and a very nice atmosphere. I like it 🙂 “pling”

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    Anna said:
    July 21, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    Reblogged this on Annas Art – FärgaregårdsAnna and commented:
    If you haven’t found Jims blog, you have the chance now. This is an excellent post. Many wish big blogs with lots of followers and lots of likes, but I remember when I could catch up reading blogs and answer comments faster than today and that was nice and exactly how Jim describe his blog doings. My blog isn’t that big either, but more followers and more comments means mor time consuming work with the blog and less time to get to know you all and your blogs. So be careful what you wish and work for. I think Jims blog is a very nice place. Go see what you think. You will always get an answer if you leave comments 🙂 and maybe also a “pling” if you’re nice!/Anna

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 4:11 PM

      wow! that was so amazing that you did that. I am humbled by your generosity. “pling”

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        Anna said:
        July 22, 2016 at 4:59 AM

        As Jason/OM says – no biggie! “Pling”

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        Jim responded:
        July 22, 2016 at 6:23 AM

        Mr. Ninja Man himself “pling”

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        Anna said:
        July 22, 2016 at 9:09 AM

        Exactly 🙂

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    A Perfectmindstorm said:
    July 21, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Why would you need a big following? You’ve got me, be happy 😛

    Oh Happy Birthday. I can never remember the exact day so I may be late, or early, or on time, but it’s the thought that counts, the thought from an old (OLD too) friend who has been around for um nine? years or whatever.

    xo

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      thank you sweetie. xo

      and you’re not old

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    vanbytheriver said:
    July 21, 2016 at 4:35 AM

    Slow and steady always wins the race ! ( No, I’m not calling you a tortoise

    You do fine work here, Jim. And your garden boxes are amazing ! ☺ Carry on….💖

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 11:01 AM

      my garden boxes are my therapy

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    me said:
    July 21, 2016 at 1:54 AM

    Cheers to that 🙂

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 6:00 AM

      and “Cheers” to you too! 🙂

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    littleannab said:
    July 21, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Beautifully written

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 5:56 AM

      thanks sweetie

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    barnraised said:
    July 21, 2016 at 12:48 AM

    Cheers to that! And a gorgeous, well tended garden you have too.

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    Ritu said:
    July 21, 2016 at 12:36 AM

    Jim, you’re life is wonderful just the way it is…. Followers come and go, but when you develop relationships on smaller blogs, they become much more meaningful!
    I stopped worrying about numbers last year, and just enjoying the art of blogging, and interacting with my Blogily…

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 5:57 AM

      and I get to flirt with Indian ladies too. 😉

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        Ritu said:
        July 21, 2016 at 6:03 AM

        See!perfect!!!!!

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        Jim responded:
        July 21, 2016 at 6:05 AM

        hehehehehehehehe. you Indian ladies are the bomb.

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        Ritu said:
        July 21, 2016 at 6:07 AM

        😘

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    thecrazychicrashmi said:
    July 20, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    It really takes a lot of time to gain hundreds and thousands of followers. Everyone has started from 0 only. It takes patience and time. 😊

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 11:02 AM

      hopefully I’ve got a lot of time and that box for the ground is waiting way, way out there for me

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        thecrazychicrashmi said:
        July 22, 2016 at 12:49 AM

        You do have a lot of time. Be optimistic, use the theory, eat, drink and be merry. You have an amazing blog! 😊

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    breathmath said:
    July 20, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Omg! My story 😀

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    Trudy said:
    July 20, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Cheers to us all!

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      Jim responded:
      July 21, 2016 at 4:12 PM

      “cheers” to Miss Trudy

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    swo8 said:
    July 20, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    You’re doing just fine.
    Leslie

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      Jim responded:
      July 20, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      yeh, I hafta agree with you. “pling”

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    L. T. Garvin, Author said:
    July 20, 2016 at 8:46 PM

    Yes indeed. It takes quite a while to gather hundreds and hundreds of followers. The networking and the few good friends that one gathers by blogging is really what it is all about.

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      Jim responded:
      July 20, 2016 at 8:54 PM

      I hope this place doesn’t go anywhere. I’m tired of having to pull up stakes and move to a new location.

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