Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Stop By and Say, "Hi!"

I simply cannot count the number of people who have told me this week that they are reading this humble, questionable blog of mine. I knew that there were a few faithful ones who checked in now and again, but I was surprised (and humbled, scared, and awed) by some of those that said they stop by here. So, it got me to thinking, why don't I just ask those reading to leave a comment saying, "Hi!" so I know who's here (and also YOU would know who's here). It's not that I will change what I post based on who's reading, but to be honest, it is a little weird to post things not knowing who is actually reading them. There are a few points of etiquette in Blogland that I've discovered this last year, and one of those points is that it is nice to leave a comment on a blog that you have begun to read so that the blogger has an idea of who is reading and is able to check your blog/profile, also. That doesn't mean you have to leave a comment every time you check in, but it gives the blogger an idea of who is out there. So, I'm asking you to leave a comment after reading this post.

In case you wonder why I'm blogging, click here. The whole reason I titled this blog, "Traveling Together," is that I wanted this to be a way to interact with some of you great people that call New Life Christian Center home. An added blessing is that this blog has helped me connect to others outside of New Life, also. Some I have known, and others are new friends gathered through this modern mode of communication. However, this blog hasn't turned into the connecting point between us that I had hoped it would. It has seemed rather one way, a lecture if you will, rather than back and forth, or a discussion. I simply long for this blog to honor the Lord, and if it honors Him as is, I'm fine with that, but if He wants it to be something more, then that's what my heart desires also.

So, please stop by and leave a comment. To help motivate you, I'll do a drawing from the names of those who comment to win a yet-to-be-determined prize. (That means that I haven't thought this all the way through yet, and I'm just throwing it out there!) (:-)

Also, as something to draw from for future posts, please feel free to email me, or leave a comment, asking any questions that you may have for me that we can discuss.

15 comments:

Kim said...

Hey Gena, I am always checking your blog. I love it. I know what you mean about wanting to know who is reading. Miss you,
Kim

Dave Larson said...

I check this blog every day. I like reading what you have to say. I also love being married to you ;)

Dave

John's Daily Dose of 1.21 Jigawatts said...

I am here, lurking away. I really enjoy your blog and I feel like I get to know you better, which I realize doesn't work both ways! Thanks for being brave enough to share your thoughts.

Kelly

Sandy Hazenberg said...

Hi Gena,
I check your blog daily and love it. Thanks for sharing your heart and your life.
Sandy

Tiffany said...

hi gena :)
i often check in after the little ones are sleeping.
love,
tiffany

Joanne Reese said...

Hi Gena,

I check you blog daily too, and I just love what you write. I always feel inspired, challenged or loved - even if the post isn't intended for me personally.

Joanne

Gini Weiss said...

Hi Gena. As I shared with you last Sunday, I am also a reader of your blog!
Gini

Mari said...

Gena, I check this blog frequently and I am also blessed by your messages. You and Dave mean so much more to me than you could ever know. Mari

Donna Payne said...

Hi my friend, I stop by to read your blogs a couple times a week. Have a great weekend! Talk to soon.

Love you,
Donna

Anonymous said...

Well thats one way to get our attention. You know that I am here as well. After I write my own little blog I ritually check Ptr. Dave's page and then link over to yours. It's a small way of feeling close by while on the other side of the world!
Peace,
Tom

julie said...

hi gena. i read your blog often too. it is a weird thing because i feel weird that i know something from your blog when i see you in person. i have pointed out things you say to bruce too. i loved reading about hannah's hair snafu and then seeing her hair change colors at church. she is also someone i feel like i know but don't at all. okay i am feeling creepy now and bruce is teasing me for commenting. :) julie freeby

Gena said...

Thanks, all, for being brave enough to leave your names here on the comments page. I've had others that have sent emails or notes via snail mail because they don't want to really be known through this medium. I appreciate your comments and thoughts, and I just want to say, "Thanks," for checking in. I'll do the drawing on Friday!

Charlene said...

I just discovered your blog about a week or so ago. I am fairly new to blogging and also being a Pastor's Wife. We have been appointed Youth Pastors in a church we have attended for 11 years....yes, we feel called, yes we feel like the OLDEST youth Pastors in the WORLD!

Cindi said...

Finally enough time to say "Hi" and tell you that I too check out your blog. I appreciate how personal you make it feel! Thank you Gena! Love, Cindi

Anonymous said...

I frequent this blog too...
Ron C