Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Not Feeling very Loved These Days : (

I am feeling very unloved these days. The highlight of my day is coming home from work and seeing how many friends came to visit, and reading the comments. Lately, I have very few people commenting. I know how pathetic this sounds....but it actually makes me sad! So then, being the anal retentive person I am, start thinking.....does my work SUCK? Maybe the stuff I am posting is bad and no one has the heart to tell me! Drop me a comment if you have any uplifting words...... : )

I made these wine charms for a person in my family for Christmas. I used Crafty Secrets stamps on Shrinky Dinks, colored them in with my Copics, punched them out with my SU! scalloped punch. I attached them to wire rings and added beads. Just a quick little gift!

37 comments:

Amy said...

{{{{HUG}}}}}}. I've been feeling exactly the same way lately. My traffic is WAY down and am only get a few comments a day. I was going to write the same post, but decided against it. Then everyone just apologizes for not leaving a message,and I didn't want that. It makes me feel better you are noticing a difference too. I think it's just the holidays coming up. Everyone is busy. Keep up the great work, Michelle. We're reading, just not commenting for whatever reason. We'll just comment on each others blogs then!

Hugs,
Amy

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Michele you work is awesome!! I think all blog cycle like this I think it has something to do with times of the year, summer more people are away, holiday season more people become focused on preparing for the holidays. ((((HUGS))))

Tanis said...

No no no, you don't suck! Most of the time, I'm in too much of a hurry to scoot through my blog reads to make comments all the time!
So feel better! Cause it's not just you either. I try not to think about it sometimes, but because I know that I don't always have time to comment, I'm guessing others are the same way. Life is so busy!

Wife2TJ said...

((((((((HUGS))))))))) I'm sorry you feel this way. I think it's just a busy time of year and people don't get to post as much. You don't suck at all! Sorry we all haven't gotten to post often. -Samantha

Jennifer said...

Nope - you don't suck. I'm bad about reading blogs in my feeder and not leaving many comments, because I already spend WAY too many hours just reading! And my computer is SO SLOW these days, that leaving the comments takes me forever sometimes! But I'm trying to get better about leaving comments, because I love it when I get comments too! And you definitely don't sound sad or pathetic by any means - I know just how you feel! {{{HUGS}}}

SusanH said...

Oh man, me too, and I don't have a blog so I have to look for imaginery love (that doesn't sound right) and my aunt with Alzheimer's is in the hospital and my Mom had eye symptoms yesterday and is having surgery for a detached retina tomorrow and she thinks she's ruined Thanksgiving (do you feel a little better yet) so my best friend and I (her mother passed away last year, her father's going to Texas to see her brother, and her husband has to work all day on Thanksgiving) are going to get us a nice bottle of wine and cook Thanksgiving dinner (is this helping yet?) So don't feel bummed, I'm right there with ya babe!

And those wine charms are soooo cute - who woulda thought of scalloping shrinky dink!!! I've got to make some of these. (before Thanksgiving, maybe?)

Allison said...

I love ya...you are a supahstar with the card-making!

Tracy.H said...

You are very loved, missy!! and no your stuff does not suck!! I actually have been having some trouble this week leaving comments on some blogs...including yours. I am here really!! ((((((HUGS)))))

Flossie's Follies said...

Oh my NO, your work is awesome, think it is just the time of year, everyone is so busy. HUGS, these wine glass charms are adorable

canben said...

These are cute! If I drank wine, I'd make myself some! :D

Hey wait! My sister drinks wine! Maybe I can make her some!

joslyn said...

keep up the awesome work. i always create because i love it and if i get a comment i feel it is a bonus. we are all going crazy this time of year making cards. don't get down your work is fab!

Kimberly said...

I am here everyday, just been real lazy about leaving comments on any blogs lately. But, trust me, I'm here!

~missprissme said...

Ditto. I have been feeling the same way over at my blog. I do post sporadically I admit that but when I finally do post I am lucky if I get one comment. I always read your blog though to let you know and love your stuff. I have to admit I am a bad blog friend I don't always post a comment either. ~cheers

Rosie said...

I totally agree with you... but it was so lovely of you to post a comment on MY blog, I thank you! Especially if you're feeling like this!

If I feel the need for a cyber-hugs, I go do a challenge, like the Gothic arches - and I meet new people that way too! :)

Rose Ann said...

Believe me when I say...your work does NOT suck. These are really awesome, Michele! What a great project!

I agree with what Amy said as well.

Marlou said...

Michelle, your work is absolutely gorgeous!!!! maybe because holidays are coming, some people dont blog as much. Never put yourself down, your work is amazing and so are these beautiful wine charms :) hugzzzz xx

Ila said...

Your creations are Fabulous and Amazing!! I haven't been around much...but now that I have high speed...I'll be visiting more often.
I love the wine charms and your Victorian Santa card is Lovely!
Keep on creating....Hugs, Ila :)

Rosella said...

YOU ARE LOVED! Please don't feel down. I feel the same way you do, but thinking realistically, I think there are so many good blogs and if I would leave a comment on each blog I visit, I would be on the computer all day. I spend too much time here already LOL!
Love those charms!!!

Tejal said...

Hey don't feel so low! You know that your work is great, especially the newer stuff that i've been seeing with crafty secrets...
I'm sure no one even reads my blog..so what!!!...I write it coz it gives me creative satisfaction...someone leaving comments does feel nice..but I guess most of them read it thru a reader and don't get time to comment since most of us(me) are blurfing thru a zillion blogs a day!

So don't you feel low...here's hugs and love and kisses coming to you all the way from across the globe :)

Tejal

Anonymous said...

I just recently found your blog and enjoy it a lot. I appologize for not leaving comments. I am so new to this. I never thought of your side of things before. Just to let you know, I think your blog is great! Keep it up! And thanks...

SpAzzGiRL said...

you know how I feel about this...unless you're making money based on traffic and comments, who cares? It should be for you, unless you're making money girl.
Plus, with all the problems in the blog universe with the readers and crap, I wasn't even able to comment for the past 2 days!
And I DO read way more than I comment on, bad blogger!
I guess that wasn't very uplifting.
Sorry.
Love the charms though.

ktstamps said...

These are great charms. Where did you get the wire part?
I love you and I understand those kids of day! Know today will be better than yesterday! You are the best! kt

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness Michelle! I love your blog and all of your creations! Please don't feel sad by the comment mumbers lately. It takes many hours of visiting blogs and connecting with many to keep the numbers up. Keep making your beautful cards and such! I am a fan! Deb

Monty's Mum said...

Oh bless you (Hugs) I have only just found your blog but I am adding it to my favourites. Keep up the great work.

My Paper World said...

I think your wine charms are beautiful! In fact, I think that all of your projects are beautiful!

Suni said...

I never would have thought to use the scalloped punch with shrink plastic, what a great idea! I am off to make my own version.

Thanks so much for posting this, I had been dreading trying to figure out what my crafty gifts would be this year, now I am hyped to play!

Monty's Mum said...

I would be honoured if you added me! thank you

Sherrie said...

Oh don't be discouraged, your work is fantastic, I know I should comment more often, I can get into the bad habit of just lurking....thanks for the reminder, I know how much comments mean to me! I'm stuck on the couch right now with the flu, maybe it was what I needed to have the time to just sit and type. Love your work, Keep it up!

Sharon said...

Michele, I have thought the same thing lately.Look at my numbers. That's okay, because I love making the cards whether anyone looks or not. I'm sure the busiest time of the year is finaly upon us. Talk to you soon.

~* Tracy *~ said...

Hello lovely Michelle :) I may not always comment, but I always come and see what beautiful creations you are making :) You are on my google reader as one of my favourite blogs :) Sending you a big {{{{{hug}}}}} This Aussie really appreciates all you do.

Nancy Grant said...

I love your work... there just hasn't been enough time in the day to do all my blurfing and a commenting.

Keep your chin up Michele.

:-)

Penny said...

Hello! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog :). Were you on 2 Peas? I am racking my (old!) brain trying to think if I recognise your name....anyway, these are so charming - excuse the pun ! Just one question , do you tie them on or is there a little clasp to open them?

Terrie B x said...

aw bless you.I`ve just started blogging but it seems reading through a lot of blogs a few people get like this.I`ve got this to came, Your work is beautiful remember all the thought & hard work that you put in .It`s worth it in the end.......:)

Michelle said...

Wow, I hope someone gave you a HUGE reality check!! I've been missing because my new job actually keeps me busy working (imagine that!!). By the time I get home and get anything done, I'm to tired to go blog hopping. I love your work. Never ever did I think it sucks!!

Kristine said...

OH NO!!! Ya know what, I'm sure everyone goes through these phases. There was a time when I would spend tons of time online and leave comments days in a row, and then lately, my life got really busy and I didn't have time to even check on anyone's blogs, so I hope people don't get discouraged and take it personal, because your work is absolutely ADORABLE. Life just got really busy for us. {{HUGS}}

Susan said...

you may have a lot of people like me--i'm mostly a browser & leave very few comments. but that certainly doesn't mean that i don't like and/or appreciate your work. just think of your traffic as a lot of secret admirers. =)

Donna said...

your glass charms are awesome! I love your blog, your work but I read about 120 blogs and don't always have the time to comment. It's certainly a busy time for most people. Keep doing what you love, it doesn't go unnoticed.