On a blog? That question was asked recently by someone and there were various responses about what people would like to see. This got me to thinking....*okie looks around and yells* SHUT UP! I KNOW THAT IS DANGEROUS!
*okie sighs and rolls eyes* Anyway...I got to wondering what my readers would like to see more of and then I decided that I really don't care. Not that I don't appreciate my readers, I do! It's nice to know that people like to see what I make and occasionally leave a comment. But the thing about my blog, and I stress MY BLOG *okie doesn't want others to think she is referring to anyone else and they way they blog* is that it is for ME. I do this for me...totally selfish I know but yep, it is true! I now have an almost 4 year record of my paper crafting and how it has evolved over time. I can look back and see where I have made improvements over the years and laugh at some things I felt quite proud of at the time and now think "DEAR GOD WHAT WAS I THINKING?".
I have been approached by numerous companies and websites about advertising on my blog, offering commissions or products. I always decline. Now I will review a product but if I don't like it, I don't write on my blog that I do like the product or company. I give them the option of me not blogging about it or writing a negative review. They always just say never mind. Now why would I pass up the opportunity to make a little change you ask? Pure and simple...I do NOT want anyone dictating to me what I can post or write about. I own myself, no one owns me.
When I write my opinions about things, even life in general, I some times get nasty little emails or comments and have been called some bad words *okie laughs and thinks of all the bad words she calls herself sometimes* and I don't really mind, after all, people are just voicing their opinions as well. But at least I know I have been honest and forthright about my feelings and thoughts and since this is MY blog I can do that.
So sorry guys, if you ever think I will ask what you would like to see or read on my blog and I will craft or write what you are wanting me to, then you got a long wait coming. I can't craft, think, or feel for anyone else but myself. But I honestly do have to admire those who can ask others what to craft and are able to do so. I just shut down and think "I don't want this pressure, I can't handle this crap". So basically you are stuck with me and my chitty attitude, crappy projects and independent nature. Love me or hate me, you gotta respect the truth that I offer! And if ya don't...*okie shrugs*...well ya know what you can do with it!! *okie falls out chair laughing*
BUT...I certainly hope if nothing else I can be entertaining for someone other than just myself. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind laughing at myself but it is so much better to have someone laugh at you...errr, or is that with you???
Your blog gives me inspiration, information, education, a good laugh (with, not at, you) and because you're real.ReplyDelete
You GO GIRL!! I wouldn't change a thing about your blog!! I love your talent, your wit, and your willingness to share yourself with all of us - so CONTINUE ON!!ReplyDelete
I enjoy your blog as it is. Your attitude towards others reminds me of my friend who always says "your opinion is none of my business". I agree you should do what you want, and if people don't like it they shouldnt read it.ReplyDelete
Thanks for making some days entertaining, and sometimes making me think about other things.
That is why I love coming to your blog! It truly feels like visiting with a friend with a crafty bonus attached. You share REAL life -- both the ups and downs and I keep coming back. I don't always comment but I do look forward to seeing what you have to share all the time. Have a blessed day!ReplyDelete
Definitely laughing WITH you. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Okie, you are too funny! Thanks for your inspiration and just being you!ReplyDelete
Okie that is what I love about your blog. Your real!! No sugar coating here. We get sugar coating everywhere....when we turn on the TV, computer, and even just going to the grocery store they try and sell us things with false labeling. Keep up the good work being real I love it and I am sure many others do too!!ReplyDelete
Just be Okie, she is fun and real, why else would weReplyDelete
stalk her site...Thank you for all the fun and reality, as well as the inspiration that I can walk away with after reading your blog. THANK YOU.
I started following you because your blog is so different and I love reading your opinion about everything. PLEASE DON'T CHANGE. If we didnt like what we saw we could leave but I dont see anyone jumping ship.ReplyDelete
Okay I hope this isnt posting twice but I hope you don't change your blog I love it the way it is. If we didn't like it we could leave but i dont see anyone jumping ship.ReplyDelete
I LOVE coming here because you are soooo Flippin' FUNNY! You totally crack me up! And that's all that matters to me! I agree some ask for others to tell them what they want.... but if your gonna blog and they come to your blog that should be good enough... I started blogging for the same reason... cause I wanted to have a place were my cards are displayed and I can look back on them and share them if anyone is interested! If not it's ok too... I've made some great blogging friends along the way and it couldn't get much better than that! To me your like a great blogging friend even though we don't know each other personally... I'm glad to come here as often as I can to see what your up to and get a good laugh and just enjoy your views.... Thanks for always making me smile! :o)ReplyDelete
...and THAT is why I like your blog so much!ReplyDelete
Okie, I love your blog and keep coming back because you DO keep it real. I love your honesty and your personality. Stay true girl!ReplyDelete
It is your blog and your right to do what you want and if people don't like that, tough luck-just don't read it.ReplyDelete
For myself I love it just the way it is and want to thank you for being you and sharing with us.
It is always something to look forward to each day.
all i want is for you to keep being YOU!! :) don't change one bit girl!!!ReplyDelete
i do love seeing all you create and reading your ramblings as it always puts a smile on my face :)
your owl card has inspired me to get out that su punch and try it again.
ok so i don't comment very often but "life" sometimes doesn't have enough time to do so on every blog i follow ;)
now stop reading this and get back to your ribbon!!! lol can't wait to see it all finished :)
At first I was thinking, "now what provoked this entry?" but, anyhow, we all love your blog for the perfect combination of crafty plus real life. You crack me up almost daily. I look forward to seeing a new post from you each day and am sad when there isn't one :(ReplyDelete
Anyhow, keep up the good work!
It s OK I like the blog as isReplyDelete
or I would not view it
You go girl!!! Telling it like it is is the very thing we love about you. Keep doing "YOUR" thing and we'll keep coming.ReplyDelete
You have expressed a lot of my feelings and sometimes we forget it is OUR blog and not theirs. I hate pressure to create and blog.
You always say it so well! You rock Okie! You keep doing what you want! I love it!ReplyDelete
I love you just the way you are! Don't change the way you blog.ReplyDelete
Your blog, your views, Wouldn't want it any other way. I always smile when I read or see stuff you do. You are one in a million and don't change a thing for anyone.ReplyDelete
I could not have said this better...i love comments as well, but my blog is for me and if others like it...well lucky me!! I love visiting you too see your creations and well you make me laugh!!ReplyDelete
Love the attitude, keep it coming just like you always do.ReplyDelete
Hell ya! Amen! I love your blog just the way it is. Although I do get quite a kick out of your naughty series. They make me laugh. You'd be a blast to hang out with. Wish I lived closer! Take care and keep on bloggin---just the way YOU want!!ReplyDelete
This is one of the reasons your blog is so fun. It doesn't have that put on feel. Anyway, thanks for all the inspiration !!ReplyDelete
I enjoy your blog especially because you write honestly, and say what you really think (not hurtful, but honest). I especially like that you are not advertising products, but say what you really like. Too many blogs that I used to enjoy, spend way too much time advertising, not enough of the 'demo', and definitely not enough of 'real life things'. Keep up what you are doing! And Thanks.ReplyDelete
Love you just the way you are! Stay true to okie!!!ReplyDelete
hmmmm ... now let me ponder this a moment. OK, I've thought about it long enough ... here is exactly what I think you should post about ...ReplyDelete
I think you should post whatever in the hell you feel like posting about ... because whatever you chose to post about, seems to be exactly what I want to see.
I enjoy the crafts and videos and tutorials you share (and your cut files too) ... and I enjoy that you point out your own boo boos, and I enjoy that sometimes an oops turns out to be even better than your original intention. Although I sometimes think you are too hard on yourself and that what you create is better than you think, I also am the same way, so I totally "get" that thought process.
I also enjoy reading your random thoughts and the tales of your adventures and the stories of your life and your general views of the people and events around you ... somehow they always seem to make me either stop and think, or smile or laugh so hard that I fall out of my chair ... anyway, I like it.
So keep on posting whatever pleases you. As it happens ... it pleases the majority of the rest of us too!
Love your blog, and I love you too GF!
Don't change a thing! I love it just like it is. AND, your ideas are amazing.ReplyDelete
Your projects are always great,but I just really enjoy reading what you write. You are funny, but have such compassion for people. When they desereve it. :) Thanks for being a day-brightener. JoyReplyDelete
(Maybe you should write a book someday!!!)
I cannot figure out why you would even have to approach this subject...it's YOUR BLOG!!! NO ONE has the RIGHT to tell you what you can say or how you say it..your blog is HILARIOUS and is so down to earth...it's who YOU ARE!!! I normally don't post notes and I read your's everyday and you make me laugh everyday. Ignore them, ur blog is awesome! :)ReplyDelete
I know you don't know me from adam, but I think if we ever met, we would be friends (I promise I'm not trying to stalk or anything). Your blog is my all time favorite and I save it to read for last (saving the best for last). You have given me great ideas, I can empathize and sympathize with what goes on in your life and you also make me snort with laughter. So, keep doing what makes you happy. Your loyal followers will still be there laughing along with you.ReplyDelete
Your ideas always help me and usually include a laugh or two. Visiting your blog is usually a bright spot in my day since I usually read it after a long hard day at work (health care is always a long hard demanding day).ReplyDelete
Kudos Chica!!! You keep being true to YOU & I will keep reading your blog! No, this is NOT a threat, just confirmation of me loving the fact that there are still people out there that think like you & me!! I am sure noone held a weapon to your head & forced you to write this blog so keep on keepin on!!!!ReplyDelete
Okie, We wouldn't want you any other way than honest and being yourself. You said it - its YOUR blog, you get to blog anyway you want. I say if people don't like what I'm blogging about there are more than enough other blogs they can go to. Keep true to yourself and I'll be here as long as your blogging.ReplyDelete
I enjoy reading your blog. I am glad you are scrapbooking and blogging because you love it, not so you can make a buck.ReplyDelete
I hope you never change.ReplyDelete
I like you just the way you are.
Like I told you before, You remind me of my older Sister that passed away.
You two were so much alike.
She always said what she thought also.
You are very entertaining just the way you are.
I love reading your blog, don't always post though. Sometimes it will be right after you put it up.
I don't blame you for not wanting to do something someone ask you to make.
When I make something and someone wants it then you know they really like it.
But, if they want a card with this and that colors, then you never know if they really like it, at least that is the way I feel about it.
I am glad you stay true to yourself.
Love your projects and I'm laughing right with ya!!!ReplyDelete
What can I say that the others haven't? I enjoy your blog. You share you with others and that is a wonderful thing. I wouldn't want you to change anything. Keep your blog to be yours. Thanks for not asking what I want.ReplyDelete
That's laughing WITH you Okie .... not at you! LOLReplyDelete
I personally LOVE your blog, and I have no idea how I found it! I get inspiration, I get laughs, I get tears (from laughing so hard). I just totally love it!
Thanks for being true to yourself! It's something more people should be!
WITH YOU! Always with you!ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE your blog! While I may not comment often, I DO have it coming directly to my inbox and I read it every single day. I never fail to have a laugh, learn something new or get great inspiration from your daily posts. So...keep 'em comin' and don't change a thing!ReplyDelete