blouse ~ TJ Maxx
tank ~ H&M
faux leather pants ~ F21
earrings ~ For Love 21
booties ~ Target
it's come to our attention that many of our comments over the last few months have gone to spam (so check your spam folders, we may be in there). dawn so kindly sent us an email saying how delighted she was to find 25 comments in her spam folder, all from us. she then proceeded to answer all of the questions we had asked in each comment. it made my monday (thanks, dawn)! we have also gotten a few other emails bringing it to our attention...so thanks to everyone who noticed. and to all of you who didn't...we hope you find our comments soon, because we really have been reading your blogs!
so here's the thing that i started thinking about – why do people comment on blogs, and what brings you back to a blog each day? we seem to have a handful of the same bloggers who comment on our blogs every day (thanks!), and i think, for the most part, that we follow each of those bloggers. it's kind of like a circle of friends, in my opinion. if we like a blog, we follow it. if we like a post, we comment. if we have nothing good to say (which rarely happens), we don't comment. if we are super busy one day, we may not comment at all. if we are bored, we might search out new blogs to read and follow, and consequently, comment on. we try to respond to everyone that comments on our blog...we might not always get a chance, but we love to say hello to new followers/commenters and old friends who are there every day. but for us, it's not really political. we had a few people tell us that they stopped coming to our blog because they thought we weren't reading and/or commenting on theirs, when really our comments were just going to spam. that made us a little sad, because we didn't realize that some people only read our blog because we read theirs. obviously we know that some people only comment to get new followers, and really that is fine. for us, we love our handful of readers...we do feel like we know them (you), even if we are all in different cities, states, or countries. we also love meeting new bloggers, so come on in and join our little community. we might not be the most popular, but we can guarantee you at least five days of funny stories, cute kid pictures and outfits that we may or may not have worn to see australian men strip down to thongs. (and to those of you who asked, no, they were not hot. they were gross, and greasy, but it was hilarious.)
thanks for visiting today, we really do appreciate everyone who follows us along our little blogging journey. know that if you are ever in minneapolis, we will have a glass of wine waiting for you here...
and in the comments, we'd love to know what makes you read, comment on, and follow a blog.
have a great day!