Okay, so this past Saturday I announced the pruning of the blog roll. It was Saturday and I have this theory that nobody reads on Saturday. I used to do Boring Posts for Saturday to celebrate that fact. Then a little group of people started reading the boring posts and thought they were funny and then there was a lot of pressure to try to be funny on Saturdays. And I quit doing the Boring Posts because I couldn't handle the pressure. Nobody pays me to do this blog, after all.
But, the people behind the blogs I took off the roll are some of my very favorite people. I met them on their blogs. They wrote about the kids and the weather and what crazy thing they did at Walmart involving a bag and a flying elephant. They have given me virtual hugs and encouragement and one of them I have visited with a couple of times in real time.
I mentally think of flying to the Pacific Northwest next summer just to bring them a heat wave because it seems that happens whenever I go somewhere. Or just getting in the car and driving to Oklahoma or maybe Minnesota (I know what that house looks like) or some small town in Wisconsin. And I recently bought a book that gave directions for making aprons because a certain blogger got me interested in that a while back and I am slow on the uptick. And I am determined to finish that sunny baby quilt for some body's first grand baby. These virtual friends of mine I think of and pray for often.
And it wasn't like I was ditching them permanently. I talk to them on Face book, daily, I just felt sorry for the blog roll with (3 months) under their blog titles and such. Great blogs that have been left behind by life. And that is okay. I really think that is okay. Life in real time is way more important than a blog that nobody pays you to write.
So I put them back on the blog roll. And I am sorry if I caused anyone to panic that all the thousands of readers from Hope Echoes would not be sent their way. If they ever blog again.