Fluffy chicken butts in the garden.
In case you hadn’t noticed, recently I changed this “Daily Farm” section from a photoblog (which is how it was set up for years) to a regular section of my blog. This allows me to utilize this section more and in different ways, and provide more accessibility to recent past posts, etc. It also allows me to deepen the random sort of postings that appear in this section, and post here more frequently (often more than once a day). This is the what-I’m-doing-right-now and whatever-I-feel-like section. I’m also posting extra posts on other sections sometimes now, too, when I can. (Remember that I’m just one person here.)
But here seems like the right place to ask a few questions.
What brings you back to CITR? What do you most want to see on my site? What do you HATE?! What do you LOVE?! What do you wish I did more? This website, at its heart, is here to serve you. This isn’t a personal blog in the sense that I write it for myself and a few family and friends. As a professional writer, I’ve always written to be read. I’ve also always been drawn to write what makes people happy. And I don’t mean that in some Mother Teresa way. Making other people happy makes me happy, so it’s serving/self-serving tidy circle.
Sometimes I write posts (er, cooking or crafting posts) where hardly anybody comments, and I think, THEY HATED THAT! But I had fun writing it and those posts sometimes actually end up getting quite a bit of traffic, so it’s hard to decipher. Not that I want to give up my cooking and crafting sections, because I gotta be happy, too, but I analyze and wonder about the responses to certain posts and wonder what brings people back–or drives them away. Because I’m still that writer who wants to be read.
And so I leave you with more of Frank’s arms.
Because they appear to be really popular! (LOL)
Here’s your invitation for feedback! Hit me with whatever you think! I’m just livin’ here on the farm and trying to share it in the way that will mean the most to the most of you.
P.S. I would also like to take this opportunity to explain something I’ve been asked about several times lately. The reason I am able, as a professional writer, to devote my work full-time to this website is because this site is supported by advertising. This allows me to give you my creative work at no cost to you. Without advertising support, I would have to devote my full-time creative work to traditionally-paid writing, such as books, which you would have to pay to read. I far prefer to offer my work to readers for free and let advertisers foot the bill. If you use an ad blocker, please turn it off for this site. This site cannot exist without advertising support. Advertising support comes at no cost to you, but your use of an ad blocker does come at a cost to me as I work to support my home and family. Thank you for understanding.