Let me introduce myself. I’m Rachel, and this is my home.
I’ve had a few posts making the rounds on Pinterest and a few other places lately, and as a result, there are a bunch of new readers that have been hanging around.
And I always like to get to know new people, so today, I’m talkin’ to you.
The first thing you should know about me is that I adore interacting with my readers. I’ve read plenty of blogger’s “About Me” pages that have given some sort of apology with their email address such as, “Here’s my email address, but the chances of me having time to answer you are pretty much less than Conan and Leno joining forces and creating a collaborative show. So feel free to email me – if you like talking to an echoing cyberwall.”
I am the complete opposite.
I get ridiculously excited when I get an email from a reader, and I promise that I will respond within a day or three. If you don’t get a response, then either your email got stuck in my spam filter or my response got stuck in yours.
(Unless you’re the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea and are wanting me to help you smuggle your fortunes out of the country. Then I’m most likely not going to answer you.)
So if you ever have a question, comment, suggestion, funny photo, blog idea, or just want to say hey, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Also, about the comments.
Every time I visit a blog, I muse to myself, “I wonder how many comments it takes for them to know who I am?”
Around here, it’s 1 to 5.
If you tell me something unique and personal about you in your first comment, I’m likely to keep that framework in my mind and think fond thoughts about you often.
(Unless that unique and personal thing is that you hate me with every fiber of your being. I’ll still remember you, though – no worries about that one.)
If you comment more generically, I will categorize you as a distinct individual somewhere between your first and fifth comment. This has to do with how unique your name is.
If your name is Clarissa, I promise to remember you immediately.
Ooh! Or Tori.
But if your name is Rachel (people are attracted to like-named bloggers), Jennifer, or Julie, be patient. It might take me a minute longer to assign you an individual compartment in my brain.
I also try to reply to as many comments as possible, and do my darndest to visit my reader’s blogs, because I do this whole blogging thing for the relationships.
Have I mentioned that?
I really like you guys.
If you want to read some posts that further explain who I am and what I do at this blog, here are some suggestions.
~ I like turning subjective stuff into objective stuff:
~ I like solving mysteries:
~ I like capturing the chill-bump inspiring moments of life:
~ I don’t exactly mean to, but I have a way of telling my stories and, in the process, making giant corporations despise me.
…and perhaps make one or two happy every now and then.
~ I occasionally share some homeschooling and/or child-teaching tips:
~ And even a craft project or two, this coming from a very uncrafty person:
~ And I like offering “helpful” tips for life:
But seriously – enough about me.
Back to you.
If you’re new around here, or have just never properly introduced yourself, or if you’ve been around from the beginning but just want to tell me something new, it’s your turn to talk.
Tell me where you’re from!
Tell me something unique about you!
Ask me anything you’d like to know!
Snag your much-deserved compartment in my brain!
I look forward to getting to know all of you.