Do you ever go to a blog and see there are no updates and take it a little personally? You feel a little let down – since the anticipation had been growing ever since you sat down at your computer and started going through your favorite blog to read for the day. No update yet, so you get a little upset, sigh a little, and decide to just come back later. 10 minutes later you wonder to yourself. What if they have updated now? I have to hurry and check! Clickclickclick as fast as you can. And then nothing. No update. No update since yesterday. The nerve!
I know I feel like this on some blogs I read daily. I don’t REALLY get upset, but I do anxiously await some bloggers to update. I love to read the new happenings, see the new photos, hear about their learning experience, laugh with them and learn new things from them. Carla told me she also feels this way. The only thing that’s different? She feels this way about MY blog! When she confessed this, I wanted to hug her. I thought I was a weirdo for visiting blogs with huge hopes of an update and leaving mildly offended (not really) and disappointed (really) that nothing new is posted. It’s silly when you think about it, but it’s a simple pleasure. Like the anticipation to have a phone call returned you’ve been waiting on, or when you’re expecting a package or letter in the mail for days and you check, every day, hoping it’s there.
I was so flattered and a little embarrassed to know I had an admirer out there that really loved what I did to the point of anticipating my new posts. I get a lot of personal email and comments on my Facebook when I update, but I suppose since I don’t receive comments on my actual blog posts that often, I assume people are just drifting through. I do see in my stats that I have tons of visitors, even a lot of return visitors, but it’s just nice knowing someone likes and appreciates my hard work and gets excited at the thought of an update about my life or photos I’ve taken recently!
Carla hired me for a boudoir shoot (will post a few on Valentine’s Day) but when we finished up, I wanted to just snap some photos of her around her home. She’s such a funny and beautiful soul and I loved spending time with her and her furry children. She’s a huge animal lover just like I am and had the cutest and sweetest dogs I’ve ever seen. After getting to know her a little better and seeing the passion for animals and beauty in her life, I can say I feel honored that she’s my blog stalker, and a little less alone as I go through my world awaiting new blog updates on a daily basis! Carla – I’m sorry I have disappointed you, and – *cheers* – this post’s to you!
Aren’t I lucky to have such a cute blog stalker?!
I adore everything about this photo.
This next one is blurry but there’s just something about it that I adore.
Meet Andie. She is a foster from the Boston Terrier Rescue of NC (BTRNC), is blind and was not expected to live past last Spring after being diagnosed with cancer – but here she is!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
Andie and Leroy. Carla also has a Doberman and although VERY sweet, he was also VERY camera shy.
They love their mama.