Seriously! A lot of the people whose blogs I used to follow have vanished into thin air. Or migrated to facebook and twitter.
I get about one-third of the comments I used to receive. Perhaps I comment one-third as much on others' blogs, because I read most blogs VIA Google Reader.
So, am I going to stop my aimless drivel here?
Because every once in awhile I get an email from somebody who never comments, telling me, "I love your blog". Or, "You brighten my day."
Yesterday I received such an email from a lady in Independence. She sent me a recipe for butternut squash fries, having read about my abundance of squash.
She told me, "I've been reading your blog for several months and thoroughly enjoy it! I live in Independence, MO, so I like reading about places close to home. Thanks for the enjoyable reading that you provide on your blog! Nancy
You see, I realize it isn't all about comments and "hits". There are folks reading this nonsense who have never once left a comment, and that's just fine with me.
Besides, I have few relatives who make their way here from time to time, and several long-time Internet friends. As long as I have at least two readers, I shall forge on.
Oh, and to my cousin Carolyn: I shall see you at the reunion tomorrow.