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THE BRADY BUNCH

"AND HE DETERMINED THE TIMES SET FOR THEM AND THE EXACT PLACES WHERE THEY SHOULD LIVE. GOD DID THIS SO THAT MEN WOULD SEEK HIM AND PERHAPS REACH OUT FOR HIM, THOUGH HE IS NOT FAR FROM EACH ONE OF US." ACTS 17:26&27

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Little Clarity?

I have to admit I hate the tracking devices some of you have installed on your blogs. My oldest daughter and my husband and I check the blogs on my link list so, some days it might appear that I have nothing better to do than read everyone's blog three times a day!! I bet you are thinking poor thing way up there in Montana has nothing better to do than check my blog three times a day. And you might be right but I don't want you thinking that! So quit!

The other issue I'd like to bring out of the closet is why why why hasn't Jeanine added me to her link list. I didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out. Just tell me the truth and I can handle it. By the way, I'm holding your link hostage until you add Tara and I to your list.

Another thing that drives me crazy about this blog is the whole reason I started the blog was for my mom and dad to keep up with what the kids are doing and neither of them READ THE BLOG!!! Maybe I should install a tracking device on mine and see if they are secretly visiting!

Sometimes I think I don't completely understand this whole blogging thing. Is it a competition to see who has the most comments? Are people voting for you if they leave a comment? Are they not voting for you if they visit you and don't leave a comment?

One more thing while I'm venting like I've had a Venti. Tara and I were talking about how we wish we could give the complete picture of our lives on the blog. But, we can't. We need to be encouraging and uplifting. Just reporting on the highlights. After all, we don't even know who is looking into the window of our lives. So, sweet readers who think I'm presenting my life to be perfect. Please forgive me. I have lots of challenges and heartbreaks I just haven't figured out how to appropriately blog them.

10 comments:

Carrie said...

I found your blog through another persons blog. So if there's a competition for the # of comments - I hope this one helps you win!
Enlighten me on how you go through your day with five kids!!! AHHHHHH

Jillian said...

You are SO funny!!!!

You have to tell me who has trackers though....I know I must appear as a stalker at times! This blog thing gets addicting!

I sure do love keeping up with my buds of Galveston past...makes me not so lonely!

I would prefer you all to live in an adult "fish village"- but I will take this if I have too!

Adrian Nichole McNamara said...

I know what you mean about the # of comments feeling like votes! I was wondering why in the world I am wasting my time until we went home for Christmas and I found out about some of the 'secret visitors' who don't leave comments but 'love the blog!'
So, I continue... thank you for your comments on mine, here is my 'vote' for you!! Love ya!
p.s.oooh, the longing for a Venti!

Etta said...

Dear sweet friend--RELAX!! Who cares????!!! I wrote a whole post about this last year:

http://jboysmommy.blogspot.com/2007/07/blogging-what-is-your-motivation.html

I know you are half joking about this anyway, but you want to know why I keep a tracker on my blog? Because it makes me feel closer to those I know and love. I know it sounds weird, but when I know that Miles City, Montana was reading at 2:26, it makes me smile knowing that you were taking a peek into MY life at that time. It makes me feel closer to you. I DON'T think, "That girl has nothing better to do?"

Nevertheless, I'll vote for you, too!!! :)

Anita said...

Girl what got you all fired up this morning!?! You are too funny. You'd have our vote any day of the week. Blog or no blog. We just love seeing what Montana is like. I know you are a special woman for living there!

Mom said...

To be honest, some of us are not at all blog savie. So I guest I have been a stalker. (kinda like when you and Lisa were in high school!) I check your blog about every other day, just so I can keep up with my polar family. Give everyone a kiss and hug from Nana and Boppy, Aunt Lisa and Braxton and Bianca.
Love reading your blog, you are still as witty as you have always been, besides you remind me to see the humor in our lives.
Love you,
Mom

stacy seago said...

Hey chick! I added a clicker thing to make sure people were even checking my blog! NO one was posting a comment there for a while and I just thought why am I even doing this?? Like i have nothing else to do? Is my blog just an audience of one? So I got a tracker to see if I had any 'closet' blog.....and you know what? I did have people checking! It made me feel better! Also, I still don't know what is up with all the award thing???? When ;you figure that one out, let me know.
Love you sweet friend and you know what....aren't we glad we aren't perfect?? ONly JEsus!!!

Regina said...

I love it, I love your honesty. I love checking in on your family and seeing all the SNOW and sweet words from a mom just doing her best to be a great mom and a great wife and a servant of God. There is no earthly reward needed for that, sweet friend, our TRUE reward will be in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. The comments, the awards those are nothing compared to the treasures God is laying up for us in Heaven. Don't sweat the blog thing, or the comments or the "awards" (what are you talking about?). Know that we are looking in on your family and we care for you and you are a vessel with which God is working through to speak with people you don't even know and may never know, but God does. You just keep being you, real and honest.

Jeanine said...

Oh my goodness, you have given me my first bloggity GUILT TRIP!!!!! So, in the wave of new blogs that have begun, I guess I had stopped adding them to my sidebar...I am SO sorry as I am sure millions (note tongue in cheek...maybe tens?) of readers have been missing out on my wonderful and fab friend way up there in Montana! I will add you immediately...and Tara too, for that matter! Y'all are way too important to be missed! PLEASE forgive me! I love you sweet friend!
As for comments...and trackers...it is nice to know who is out there. If there was ever anyone, um, shady, I would limit my audience to subscribers only. It is amazing how fast these things can grow. Besides, when I see you have checked my blog three times in one day it just makes me think you miss me as much as I miss you! ;)

Natalie said...

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