I am obsessed with getting more followers...I am sort of stuck at the number that I have...in fact...I am down one...I feel like the stock exchange...but how do I get more people to read me? Not sure...I have no clue how to do contests...or the random number thing. There needs to be a new blogger user guide that explains all of the practical issues of blogging and gaining an audience. I would love to send someone one of my handmade pillows...or chocolates or a lovely new book...but I am not so certain that I love blog contests. I won a book from someone but it is a teeny tiny paperback and I don't enjoy reading paperbacks...then I won another book that appears to be sort of gently used...and then I won a book and a gift card that never came at all...so...I have to think about this blogging thing a bit more and decide what I want from it. I feel an attachment to Manda on Draw A Blank because I have this idea that she and I started blogging at around the same time...and she graciously answers tons of my technical questions. I noticed that Manda now has more followers than I do...I guess I am more competitive than I thought but I am happy for her. I miss Jeannie from Pine Cottage Books because she used to comment on my blog all of the time and now she is an unblogger. So many bloggers have been so encouraging but perhaps all blogs reach a time when things just slow down...hopefully this is my case. Yesterday I recieved an email from an English author asking me if I would read and review his book and I was absolutely thrilled. So...I shall continue in my quest to gain more followers. Happy Wednesday!!!