Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Every blogger wants to know

Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think so.  I'm guessing every blogger wants to know who reads their blog.  I've had a few comments from people I don't know so it makes me wonder who's out there reading all my silliness.  I started out doing this blogging exercise to see if I can keep a journal and because a few people told me I should.  Now, like Julie in Julie and Julia, I get excited if I get a new follower or a comment from someone I don't know, and I want to thank those of you who leave comments.  It makes my day.

This morning some friends were here to help me trim hooves and they complimented me on my blog.  I'm sure they were just being polite, but still.......  I choose friends who make me feel good about myself.  You ought to try it.  I told one of the friends she should become one of my disciples, I mean followers.  She didn't know what I meant or how to become one.   I told her to look at the top left hand side of my blog where it says "follow" and click on it.  It's very simple.  I don't want to sound desperate (though maybe I am) but if you read my blog regularly "won't you be my neighbor", I mean follower?  I'll pay you.  No, just kidding.  I'm not that desperate.  Also, if you haven't figured out how to leave a comment, click on comment and if you can't figure out how to enter your name (because that can be kind of confusing on here) click on anonymous but then sign your name at the end of the comment so I know who you are.  Another thing, if you keep a blog and want me to see it, post a comment on mine giving me a link to your blog.  I love reading other blogs.  I stumble upon lots of strangers blogs that I enjoy.  Blog on.

Edit to say:  I've been informed the follow button isn't in the top left of other people's screen.  It's on the bottom right, above the followers.


  1. Karen, as a fellow blogger I agree with everything you said and very much enjoy reading about your adventures. I'm glad I was able to meet you and see your house and goat and chicken yard. Your blog makes me feel like I'm still there in Virginia.

  2. I wasn't just being polite. It will be interesting to see if you get more followers. How about bottom right instead of top left.

  3. Okay Karen, I am not very good at following directions, but I don't see the word "follow" or "disciple" or "pay here". Oh.... I just read 6 sheep and a llama. I will check bottom right. Ditto on the rest of what she said. XO LO

  4. If you are really interested you can go to this link and follow the instructions:

    It won't tell you exactly who is looking, but will let you know how often people visit. Which, in my case, is very depressing.

  5. Hi Karen Pannabecker:

    I am Jon Schwenk's mom--the AT thru hiker that you befriended. He has since fallen in love with your many kindnesses to him. I think of you often and realize there are so many good people throughout our beautiful land. I am so blessed that Jon met you.

    I am enjoying your ducks--I have some friends about 4 miles from me that have these type of Indian Runner ducks....There was a funny local article written about them. Because their pond became frozen and they were swimming in a small opening in the middle. Our Local rescue squad was called out to save them....and then they just walked off the ice as the rescuers got close.

    I have been reading your blog since the beginning of this New Year 2010. Jon was home watching me surf the web...and realizing how I was wasting time...he directed me to both Pannabecker my perspective he was telling me, that since I am going to continue wasting time on the web I should read some blogs that have some substance to them. SO he placed both of your blogs on the bar of my browser.

    I am now receiving a daily dose of Pannabecker medication. According to Jon, it doesn't get any better than that!!

    Keep on blogging!! Charlene Schwenk