I've lived around tumbleweeds most of my life. So, when I got a big response on my blog and Instagram from the photo of tumbleweeds in a field near my home, I was surprised. I didn't realize there were so many people who'd never seen them before. It's exciting to share something that some people haven't seen. So, I made sure to get another photo on my next bike ride to show one of the large ones.
This huge tumbleweed is up on it's side and against a fence. We pulled it down after the photo and roughly measured it to be about 7' wide by 6' tall! Crazy, huh?! And, it's just one of many this year.
I haven't been posting on my blog for a while because I've gotten much more enjoyment lately from Instagram. It's so much fun! And, unlike blogging that takes me hours to create a post that I get very little feedback from, Instagram takes minutes to post, feedback is immediate and I get a lot more of it.
I've been blogging for years and have enjoyed it a lot but I have to admit that the slow pace it's taken to grow my followers and the small amount of feedback I get is disappointing sometimes. I've participated in two "Grow Your Blog" parties that grew my blog from around 25 to almost 150 followers. That's great! But, after all these years and all the blogs I follow and have commented on, I'm baffled. Especially when I see newer blogs that have many times the followers and comments. Even when I've been good at posting a minimum of three times a week for long periods of time it hasn't helped. But, on Instagram the followers grew fast. And, that's even with all the ones I deleted/blocked because they were spammers(?).
I just can't figure out the secret to blogging success. But, I love it enough that I won't give it up for good. So, here I am, back at it and with lots to catch up on. I hope you enjoy what I post! I appreciate every one of my few followers and, especially, those who take time to leave comments. That means a lot and always brightens my day! Thank you!
Happy blogging...and Instagramming! ;-)