My blog is starting to slide away into the ether.


At one point I was in a much better place and my blog was growing. I wrote many posts a day as well as a devotional every day. I wrote thankfulness posts, etc. There were numerous stories and poems on my other blog. I still have 2 and the addresses are at the bottom in my signature.

Now my blog is slowing dying. I have some regulars still and I appreciate you guys hanging around even though I find it difficult at times to follow many blogs. I still get new followers, but I feel as if I am letting them down as well. I have to change things if I want to save it. It is so easy to just give up and I don’t want to do that. I worked hard for these 2 blogs only to let them die.

I am sure I have turned people away with my constant whining about my physical pains. They are far worse than my mental at this point. My bipolar is fairly stable and my panic and anxiety, though still around, are calmed some by the meds.

What to do about 2 dying blogs is my current problem. I am sure people are tired of reading about my health issues. I know I am tired of living through them and complaining about them sure isn’t helping me any either.

I miss my blogs, the old ones, the ones that people enjoyed reading because they were more than just my whining.

I definitely thank all of you or are standing by me and still here and those of you who are new I hope you can find something of interest to keep you coming back.

I have been sinking for a while and just not noticing it. It is time to bring these blogs back on board and give the people something worthwhile.

Comments are welcome. If you have a comment about what is happening here don’t be afraid to share it with me. Perhaps it is not too late to save my blogs.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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28 thoughts on “My blog is starting to slide away into the ether.

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you for the kind words Suzette. At least nobody has told me I whine too much. LOL! I am seriously considering the suggestions I got to combine the 2 blogs into one. 2 is so hard to keep up with. Plus the theme of my main blog seems to have changed anyhow. I might just as well go back to what I registered it as “Tessa Can Do It!”

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      1. suesuzzz

        aww you welcome gurl… : )
        nope you don’t whine… its your blog to talk about what ever you want to…
        Oh ok I understand now about the 2 blogs… yes what ever is easy for you… I just don’t want you to quit writing…

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  1. Inchcock

    OH, Tessa, Keep going gal. Anyone with an ounce of understanding will appreciate your efforts and love the rare little bits of happiness and pleasure you still manage to come across now and then. It cheers us up to hear of these as well. Gives us hope. I fank you! XXX

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you Gerry. I needed that bit of hope. Your blogs are always funny no matter the sometimes crazy subject matter. Mine come off as whining. At least to me. I read others and don’t immediately think that person is a whiner. I empathize with them. Why can’t I empathize with myself. I am harder on myself and maybe we all are. I don’t know. Thanks for hanging in there with me. I should read more of yours. They give me a laugh usually and I need more of that as laughter is the best medicine by far.

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  2. gatsie

    Oh my God it is like you are describing my blog! Hang in there. You do what you can. Try to look at the good things: Your followers actually leave a comment. My lurkers remain lurkers who rarely comment. Either way is fine. It’s all good 🙂

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Sorry you find yourself in the same situation. I was growing rapidly. I do have 2 blogs and that is making it harder as one of my readers pointed out. Maybe I will switch to just one blog. Dissect my writing blog and add it to my main blog and rename it to encompass it all. Good luck with yours as well.

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      1. gatsie

        Life can be so hectic. It’s good to have a place to vent. I find it admirable how other bloggers have endless lists of followers and an amazing offer of content. And 2 blogs indeed would be too much. I’m sure you’ll find your way 🙂

        Btw, I’ll give a follow back 🙂

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        1. Tessa Post author

          Thanks Gatsie. I will probably move the writing blog over into the main blog which is actually called Tessa can do it! I would have to change back to the actual name so it makes more sense as it has changed over the years. Thanks for the follow

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            1. Tessa Post author

              Most blogs I can click on the name and the blog comes up and you can follow from there. Yours wasn’t set up that way and I don’t know why. It happens to others as well.

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  3. Suze

    If you ever figure out how to consolidate PLEASE write a bloggery instruction post! I have been trying to figure it out and am such a doofus I just can’t do it. By the way, I love both your blogs.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you. I might just move the posts themselves and ask anyone who is not following my main blog to follow that one now. I don’t know if there is a way to consolidate 2 blogs into one any other way, but I might poke around.

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  4. Elizabeth

    All of us with chronic pain and health issues worrying about “complaining too much.” Don’t. As unwelcome as the illness and pain are they’re a part of your life. If people care about the other things you write about they should care about the things that cause you trouble. You are not your pain but your pain is part of you!

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  5. RavenclawPride

    Hey old friend. Sorry if I miss out on your post. It’s difficult for me to pay attention to every single follower I have, but i’m grateful for the support. If you enjoy blogging keep at it. If not don’t be afraid to let it go. Take care.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you and I understand not being able to follow all blogs. I am making a list now and putting all the new blogs on it so I know I am following them. The huge main list I will have to search through for some of my really old followers that I have lost touch with. I hope having one blog will be easier.

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  6. toniandrukaitis

    Keep on writing and sharing. We are not just here for entertainment, but to share the joys and the sorrows, the laughter and the pain. I think the fact that we care about you must make you feel a tiny bit better at the end of the day. I keep you in my prayers.

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