Tuesday, June 05, 2007

A new directon

It's time for me to take stock in my life and move in a new direction. I've asked to be removed from both the Stash Quilts and the Stashbuster blog rings. I've loved my time with these rings and feel I've made many new friends thru them. But I've used/given away stash to the point I don't feel I really fit in the stashbusting phase of quilting any longer. And this blog has become more an "everything else about my life" blog than a quilting one. I will continue to visit you and hope you'll stop in to see me too. You'll just have to bookmark me or add me to your blogreader instead of finding me on the ring.

In addition to dropping out of the rings I've dropped all my mail lists except a small private one I've been on for years. And that one I've gone nomail on for the summer. It's time for me to spend more time doing quilting and less time sitting in front of the computer talking/reading about it.

Changing emails yet again to a gmail account seems to have fixed my problem as I've received all comments left since I made the change. Thanks to everyone who left a test comment to help me test it out.

I'm also testing Google Reader as I've not been happy with bloglines for some time. The last several posts I made took over 12 hours to show up thru bloglines. And some of you still don't show up. So far I've added my Top 20 to Google and like the way it works and their format better. So if you've been unhappy with bloglines you might want to give Google Reader a shot.

Enough rambling from me this morning. This is a "muscle relaxer" day - meaning NO DRIVING - so I'm home today. Since I'm pretty much confined to my chair I figure this is a good time to go visit my whole bloglines list (all 180 plus of you!) and catch up/comment on what you've been doing.

14 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

Did you ever get my email that said duplicates were ok? lol

I am glad to see you making some changes so you get see more of you! Taking some time for yourself is a good thing.

You know I'll always keep coming 'round, you've got that "way" about you that's contageous.

computerpeach said...

Nancy, an easy way to add your bloglines list to google reader is to export your OPML (feeds) list from bloglines and then import it to google reader. When you have that many (or in my case over 300 feeds I read) it is the only way to do it!!

Leah S said...

Wow! That's a pretty big cut back. I don't blame you about the rings. Please note that I do love them! But sometimes I think they unknowingly produce a pressure to post oh-so-many times, and to be on topic all the time.

Well, who am I to talk, I never joined a ring and I think I've happily found my niche in the blogging world. :)

I did enjoy the "freedom" back when I was on vacation and went special notice on most of my groups. Didn't get overwhelmed with emails! Yeah, took me a few days to catch up on bloglines, but no biggie.

Jeanne said...

Popping in to say hi, and that I'll keep in touch without the ring!
Jeanne :)

Nicole and Phil said...

congratulations on getting to the stage of hopefully getting through lots of your stash. That is a real achievement, and I will still pop in to say HI!
I still ahve a long way to go! LOL
I look forward to popping in and seeing some more quilts at some stage!

Darlene said...

I've always read your blog through my list of favs so you can bet I'll continue to visit to see what you're up to. I read about the happenings in your world but I'm not always good about leaving a comment. I'll be around!

Vicky said...

Nancy, you're stuck with me! I have coffee with you every morning, and plan to continue doing so!

(Hugs)

Carolyn said...

I'll be here reading too Nancy. I'm sorry you're leaving the rings though!

Jeanne said...

I'm sorry you are leaving the rings, too, but will keep you in my favorites. I'll be watching for lots of quilts made with some of the new found time you will have.

mamaspark said...

I wasn't part of the rings but I will keep reading and commenting! Stop by and visit when you get a chance.

Sweet P said...

I can understand the need to re-focus and spend less time on the computer. I'll keep you in my bloglines and will stay in touch.

Enjoy your summer.

Norma said...

I must say your post came at a time when I was trying very hard to join the webring without success. Reading that you are going it alone is encouraging to say the least. I'll be out here reading as I enjoy your sense of humor. I am going to go it alone also........just being the independent cuss that I am! How is the diet going?

Morah said...

I too have cut out my yahoo lists and find that I don't miss them at all. You have given me the push to do something I've wanted to do for a while now. I am going to sign off of one of my blog rings. I too feel pressure to visit. Thanks for the push.

Fiona said...

I always visit you Nancy, (though I don't comment as much as I should) - I will continue to do so regardless of whether you belong to a ring or not. Good luck with your new ventures.