Toof is good. Hooray!
Last week I showed off a box. Leanne in Adelaide and Cathy in Kambalda both guess it was a sewing machine.
And they would be right!
It's a Singer (gosh, you can't tell?) 7468? Hmm, gotta go find the box, which is full of CVM fleece.... It works. It sews. It didn't come with a heap of bits and bobs but we are coping just fine.
I have a soft spot for Singers. I learned to sew on my Mum's old Singer. It was something like a 1969 model, only a little younger than me. I kept it after she died - my sisters both had their own machines. It finally expired with a pop and a sigh 5 or 6 years ago - it popped and the smoke got out. I nearly cried - this machine was Mum's and was a part of her (just like *the* mixing bowl that I dropped two or three years ago - I did cry over that!). The Janome back 'ome just hasn't got the same history, even if I did sew my wedding dress on it.
Now here is the set up for a question for you. I can't reply to comments with any ease using Blogger. Indeed unless you've set certain options or I already have your email address *and* I know who you are, I *can't* reply to your comments. If you choose "email follow up comments to (your email addy)" then I can send a comment to everyone.
Anyway, the question is "Does this influence whether or not you will comment?" Is getting a response important to you? I guess it is polite but it is pretty hard for me to return comments by email if I don't have your email address. Obviously if you are anonymous or block your Blogger profile, I have little hope of knowing who you are or visiting your blog.
Given that I am only getting one or two comments at most per post, sometimes none at all, I can only surmise:
- you want me to reply to you, otherwise you go find someone nicer and more polite to talk to, and/or
- I am a boring twit and there are more interesting things to look at out there (very true!) and/or
- nothing I show off is worth commenting on and/or
- it takes too long to comment on my blog and there are lots of other blogs to get through every day or so.
My sitemeter says I get about 100 visits a day. I figure that even if most of those hits are from web crawlers, there must be some real people looking at my blog - the stemeter host list indicate personal visits, not crawlers. I get one or two comments per post. I know that there must be more than one or two real people looking at my blog cos people look at the Flickr pics I post - some have 5 or 6 views.
Mebbe I should turn comments off if I am going to get fussed about not getting any comments. At least there's a reason for not getting them then! And my email is in the corner of the page.
LOL. I don't even know why I am burbling at you. I am whining about not getting comments and can't see how whining at my audience is going to help. Maybe I should get that grumpy old woman button "would it hurt you to comment" for my blog. But that won't work if there is nothing worth commenting on! I dunno. It just makes me sorta sad, having a one way conversation with the universe like some sad whacko shambling down the road talking to himself.