Thursday, July 17, 2008

Little somethings



Have you found that your personal blog entries seem to attract the most comments? Do you find that being "real" brings about the most discussion? Does intimacy really happen in blogland? Does the idea of sharing the ups and downs scare you?

I know that I personally love it when a blog author opens up to us, the readers. I loved it when Diana asked about blog rules. I felt an immediate connection with Fiona with her process of getting back into meditation. And I couldn't help but go "YES! I completely understand!" when Leah opened up about her journey with "the darker moods." I feel like Meg Ryan's character in You've Got Mail "I just wanted to let you know, that these 'somethings' (letters/emails) mean a lot to me." My correspondence with you, here, with each entry, means a lot to me. Just wanted to let you know.

I'll be heading out early tomorrow afternoon for our Petoskey trip, so I'm posting my Friday Favorites this morning :)

Booties by ingermaaike
Bunnies from lindanorthon
Sugar & Creamer from littlebyrdvintage
Bag by neikodesign

Talk to you soon! XOXO, Jewels

19 comments:

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Awwweee...What a sweet post! I really love that sugar & creamer too! ;)

please sir said...

Aww these are so cute! Have a wonderful weekend and TRIP!

picciolo said...

love your friday faves and I agree with your post! Have a great trip
: )

littlebyRD said...

Julia, I love it when I read personal items on peoples blogs. It's funny: I hesitate to do it on my blog because I fear I will bore the pants off people. Those entries are usually the ones I get the best response from...And! Thank you so much for having a little byrd item as one of your Friday picks! I can't beleive it! I always love what you pick so I am incredibly flattered. Have a wonderful weekend away.

Krissy said...

It's really interesting you should say that. I do find that personal posts get the most feedback... I've only had a few personal posts so far though :) Can't believe it's already Thursday afternoon. Have a great trip.

design for mankind. said...

Great point, Julia. :) I have to agree.

And I looooooooove the sugar & creamer. Sweet, just like you!

Leah said...

*smooches* a proper email shall be flying your way this weekend.

A Print A Day said...

yeah, i think so too. though i don't know if it caters to 2 kinds of readers: one that is just looking for "inspiration" and one that wants to connect and share. i think i have a mix of both. for me i would prefer the latter, which i have found with you :) i think it makes the readership more special...at least to me. it's less cold.

i have a personal blog that i share with a few close friends in lj (as it allows for "friends only" entries. but for this one, i do post a few, but not too much. i get a bit paranoid, and i'm even wondering if i should display my photo even.

but in terms of what i do like to read, i do like reading personal stuff too. it's the discussion and connection aspect that i'm attracted to the most. i mean, stuff is stuff. but the people who post the "stuff" are what make the posts unique.

Jude said...

Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

Do you know I've had to type Petoskey several times over the past couple months?!! Hope you are having a great time.

Laura B said...

What a beautiful selection, I love the bunny. I agree about personal posts, it give me the reader a little insight into the creative mind and a dose of reality :)

Jaimee said...

That creamer & sugar set are already on my favorites from LittleByrd! Love that melamine!!!

Fiona Robyn said...

I suppose we all want to connect... and blogs can be a fine way to do that!

wunderbug said...

mmm... great post jewels! i'm back from my trip now and have missed the blogosphere!

i have to agree that the most 'real' posts make me feel the most connected to bloggers.. take jennifer jeffrey's blog (http://jenniferjeffrey.typepad.com/), for example. it's not all just sugar and spice - there's some dark clouds in there too. well-written dark clouds, but they're there nonetheless. they make me feel like i'm corresponding with a real person instead of a sugar-frosted cookie cutter happy blog.

or maybe i'm just dark and twisty. who knows. regardless, i'm a fan of the personal posts. :)

hope you have an awesome trip! xo

Mrs.French said...

I agree, I love when people share themselves with me. However, I am hesitant and freaked out to do the same with others? Weird...I guess I am saying you should share, share, share away and I will be here to listen, but I don't want to bore you with my boring details...have a lovely trip deary!

blazedanielle said...

I totally think that too!! :) What a great post Julia! I hope you have a ton of fun on your trip! :) Enjoy the relaxation!

S.HOPtalk said...

I *love* your little somethings-- fabulous finds. And yes...I love knowing a bit of the personal side with my blogging buds. I definitely feel more of connection. Hope you're having a fabulous trip.
xo~suzanne

S.HOPtalk said...

I *love* your little somethings-- fabulous finds. And yes...I love knowing a bit of the personal side with my blogging buds. I definitely feel more of connection. Hope you're having a fabulous trip.
xo~suzanne

vana chupp said...

Julia,

Great post! I think people are more attracted to great images rather than a post without any. Any time i would right about something personal it doesn't seem to attract as many reader....perhaps my stories are boring.

Have a great weekend!

Shimmy Shake said...

Very interesting post. I enjoy readin some personal stuff in posts as I seem to get to know the author of the blog alot better. I though hesitate to do it on my own blog as I think it will be very boring for others to read. Although my husband says those are his favorites...go figure!

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