We’re going with random things again this week . . .
Every time Dale and I watch something on PBS (currently season 2 of All Creatures Great and Small and it’s simply delightful) and I see the list of all those sponsors and benefactors at the beginning, I think to myself, if I ever found myself very rich, I would create a foundation that supports public television. I day dream about a show being brought to you, in part, by a grant from the Dale and Carole Julius Foundation.
This coming Saturday marks 17 years since the day I sat down and started this blog. Things have changed a lot since then! I used to sit in our little den and write from a desktop computer, now I post from a laptop or smartphone. I didn’t always post a photo with a post and when I did post a photo I took it with a crappy digital camera. I advanced from that to a very very nice digital camera and now I almost exclusively use photos I took with my iPhone. I used to talk mostly about knitting, now I rarely talk about knitting. The one constant is that I can’t imagine my life without this blog and without you reading it.
Since we’re talking about the longevity of the blog, I want to bring up something that has changed significantly in the last little while. I used to respond by email to every.single.comment. Sometimes I just wrote thanks, sometimes I wrote something longer, but I always wrote something. And I took a lot of pride in doing so. Lately, though, it sometimes feels redundant and not fun. To counteract that feeling, I no longer always respond to comments, particularly if it’s just to say thanks or simply acknowledge that I have read your post. Believe me when I say, it’s not you . . . it’s me. Please just know, I read all the comments and I appreciate every single one of them, even if I don’t always write back.
And those are my 3 random thoughts this Thursday. If you wrote a post for today, please include your link below.
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