Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Post About Nothing

I've mentioned it before, but I'm just having such a difficult time finding anything I consider worthwhile to talk about on this blog.  I mean, books and photos are great and all, but should they be everything that a website consists of?  Probably not.  And the ever decreasing number of views, followers, and comments on this tiny page are reinforcing that thought...but how to make a change?

This blog is not my life.  If anything comes up, it automatically gets thrown to the side until I have more free time.  Between traveling, homecomings, photo sessions, and the daily routine, that means that I have not been the most consistent or most enthusiastic writer in the world.  But things are starting to settle down; the husband returned to work this week, which means no more major traveling for quite a while.  No more guests coming to visit.  No more chaos.  And yet – my mind is still blank when it comes to topics to share.  So.  I need your help.

Blog posts that are sure to stay:  Bookish Sundays, Friday's Letters, and Weekend in Pictures.

Gots to go: Let's Talk and The Truth

Possibilities: Participating in a link up mid week, guest posts from sponsors, more in depth "get to know the blogger" posts.

Where do you come in?  Well, I'd like to know what you are interested in.  What do you expect to read from a military wife stationed in Germany?  What would you like to know about me?  About the dogs? About my hobbies?  About anything?

This may seem a tad ridiculous, but I'm grasping at straws.  I love this blog, and love how much it's changed and grown over the past few months, and want to keep it up.  So by asking you, and by making a few promises, I think I can stay motivated instead of discouraged by current lack of response. You can's okay.  I know how silly this all sounds.  But in return for your help, I do have a few goals/promises I would like to make:

1. Be a better page to sponsor.  If you swap buttons with moi, you'll get shout outs, links to my favorite posts you've made, the opportunity to guest post, etc.  This starts NOW.
2.  Have the most gigantic humongous over the top give away when I reach 200 followers.
3.  After reaching 200 followers, hosting a scavenger hunt link-up with all of you!  This thought has been in the works for quite a while, but the more who participate, the more fun it will be.  And there will be prizes!
4.  Be a better follower to other blogs.  I'm horrible at leaving comments, even if I thoroughly enjoyed a post.  <–Changing that.
5.  Be more receptive to you all!

So, if you're willing to guest post or willing to have me guest post [or exchange guest posts?], have any ideas about topics unique to my life style, have questions, critiques, etc. start emailing/leaving comments!


  1. Hang in there! I really like your blog (and I really like the Let's talk part, too - please don't drop it!) =) There are two link ups that

    I take part in that might be just the thing for you. The writing prompts are really great, and it's the kind of link up where people actually take the time to have a look around at other people's posts: a) Random Thursday at Linny's Vault ( and b) Monday Listicles at Northwest mommy (!

    I'd be thrilled to do something together in case you're interested, but I have to warn you that my blog is even smaller ;-) We can button swap and we could do some American/German thing in the form of blog swapping. We redheads got to stick together! Or let's get our fb group involved! xo Anja

  2. I second the above comment...go gingers! :) Also really glad you are keeping the book reviews, I read The Road because of you! :)

    And I'd love to have you to a guest post, or we can do a post swap, whatever. :)

    Regardless, I'd just like to say I do infact read all of your posts, so keep it up!


  3. Also, just a second thought...making your Weekend in Pictures a link up could be fun. lots of bloggers do something similar anyway and I'd def link up! :)

  4. I enjoy reading your blog. I have really enjoyed getting to see Europe through the lens of your camera...that is a highlight for me. While I love my life, I have always wanted to travel and that will not happen anytime soon. So for me...the photos are HUGE!!!

    Funny stories from your husband might be fun, I loved reading your email about the spiders on your facebook page. I was laughing for awhile after that. Mostly becuase I understand that sort of thinking. :)

  5. I am always happy to see your posts pop up in my reader. I like the books posts because you seem to read the same types of things I do. I know I originally started following because you are overseas, so I like seeing your travels around Europe! I also love dogs. SO...yeah, I guess I am not much help but just wanted to say - keep on keeping on! :)

  6. Keep at it girl, we all get in our slumps and with the holidays and festive things coming up, I'm sure you'll have more inspiration around you.

    I for one, love all your pictures and your Let's Talk series. But I will stay around no matter what so do you girl :)

  7. I love your blog! Can we sponsor swap in October? Also, love the idea of a scavenger hunt. You could write about your life in the village...i loved hearing about it on the blate. You can write anything you like about those great dogs of yours. Have you seen Anja's Wednesday rant. I hopped on that bandwagon last week and loved it.

    Big squeeze!

  8. i know the feeling. but i don't think anyone reads my blog. but i just don't know what to say so i just let it sit. its kinda depressing. i wish i had blog friends i talked to more. but that isn't happening either.


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