I see that some of my Blogstream friends have rejoined the Blogger experience. Since their last attempt here, things have changed. Which means that all those so very used to the simplicity of Blogstream are going to have to challenge themselves in order to learn what each and every little doodad on their pages will show them. I'm thinking that I just might be grateful I don't live with any of them. Those growing pains can be pretty frustrating. I'm sure there will be a lot of cursing, throwing up ones hands and decisions to quit before they all figure it out enough to be satisfied. Then again, maybe they'll never be satisfied because it isn't Blogstream. I know that sounds sarcastic, but it is something they all need to take into consideration because facts are facts.
Blogstream was a "build it and they will come" kind of place. Blogger is not. To have a successful blog here takes work. A lot of work. And it means a lot of posts that don't get attention from others. Mostly because Blogger is a place where it's members apply balance to what they do. They actually spend more time in real life. As a matter of fact, so do I.
I don't get back in sometimes for days on end, but I'm never gone completely. The welcome mat is out, same as it always is. There are a few more cat hairs on it than there used to be. It's seen so little activity that Butterscotch has been using it to nap on. I guess he'll have to start using that cat bed I bought him. Or whatever else he chooses to sack out on. He's not picky, he can sleep on anything. My bones require soft, comfy surfaces, his are made of rubber and adapt to anything.
While all my rowdy friends were off in another place trying to recreate something they believed they'd lost, I was learning to adapt to things new and different. While I was doing that, I learned that you really can't lose what Blogstream was. It never was the place, it always was the people. And No, Ice. I wasn't being nice. I was being honest. I have missed your brand of writing. I may not always know the destination, but I've always enjoyed the journey.