Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Experiment

Some people may wonder why I deleted a somewhat successful blog and started over from scratch. Part of the reason is personal, but I had been having other issues with my blog long before that. (I said that wrong. I meant the way I was viewing that blog, and its importance to me and my life, was all screwy.)

I was so lost the first days after it was gone. It had been my morning routine every day for a year and a half to check my email for new comments, check the blog's sidebar to see who had been there, how many hits I had, then of course go blog hopping. Even though I suspected when I deleted the other one that I would come back to blogging, I didn't know it would be so soon.

I wondered what it would be like, how it would be different, to have a blog without all the bells and whistles? Limit the widgets and inclusion to places? To not care so much about hits and page rank? I decided to find out.

That's why this new blog is my experiment.

9 comments:

Vixen said...

Glad to have you back in any form Barb.

Shannon said...

I can't remember where I found your place but I love the layout and how everything is so organized in its own category. I am trying to find someone who can do a good blog design for me. Hope you will stop by my place and say hi!

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Guinea pig reporting for duty! :)

forgetfulone said...

We're glad you're back! I like how unique your blog is. Mine feels drab, but I'm too lazy to design one, or perhaps I lack the creativity. I went a week without my blog due to our vacation, and I was having withdrawals!

katherine. said...

you guilted me into coming over in person....life demands I mostly read from the reader...but in april I will be back!

Misty Dawn said...

You already have a following of great people, because you are a great person. I think you'll be seeing that your traffic will still be high - because people come to read your posts and participate on your blog... they don't come for the widgets ;-)

(You're famous, remember?!?!)

Luv ya!

silverneurotic said...

The heart of the blog is located in the middle of the two sidebars...and with you of course. I'm glad that you are back. I was SO surprised yesterday(haha) when I received a comment saying that you had returned.

Akelamalu said...

It's what you write that's important not what's in the sidebar(s). Great to see you back properly. xx

crunchycarpets said...

Am verrrry relieved to have you still around!