Day 265 Thank you

The day before going on vacation I read a post from Gip @ So Much More Life about another blogger turning of comment to his blog. Here is a link to that post – Comments matter…

This is the comment I left in response to Gip’s post and I mean it from the bottom of my heart

Hi Gip,
I’m with you. I know my regular commenters feel that they are part of a community at my blog and I like it that way. When I welcome a new commenter I always refer to the welcome coming from US and how WE appreciate their input. It is only me writing my blog but the WE & US are a reference to my readers and I as a community.
I even have a favourite five comments each week because there is so much useful information that can be found among the comments which give me and my readers a more rounded view of the topic of my posts. I fact if I didn’t get the great comments and questions I get from my readers some days I wouldn’t have anything to write about. They give me so much fodder for post topics and since I write every day I would run out of things to write without their help.
Ah well! We are just the little guys I suppose who still think our readers have something to contribute.

Thank you to all of you who leave comments whether regularly or just every now and again. Thank you also the those that just read and don’t feel inclined to comment. I appreciate you all for taking the time to show and interest in my blog. I hope I have been a help to you all in some way.

Please forgive me if it seems I have been neglecting you all while I have been away but my access to the Internet has been sporadic at best and I look forward to getting back to normal when I get home.


A couple more craft tools that don’t get used are off to the thrift shop

Craft tools

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Thanks for mentioning my post. It’s nice to read your words there and here.


    • Hi Gip,
      like I said to Meg, I look forward to having the time to read your blog again when I get home from vacation. My on-line time has been very limited which hasn’t been a bad thing but yours is one of those blogs I have missed while I have been gone.

  2. And that’s one of the reasons you’re on my daily go-to blog list!

    I like Gip, too–he’s a good writer and a good thinker.

    • Hi Meg,
      I look forward to getting back to reading great blogs like yours again when I get home. I will be complaining about not having enough hours in the day again but I can live with that. LOL!

  3. Oh…hugs!

  4. Me, too! Your interaction on the blog is one of the reasons I am a daily reader and commenter. And you have good stuff to say 🙂

    This afternoon, I’ve been alternating between prepping lessons and cleaning out my closet (again). I’m finding more clothes I don’t like or am not comfortable wearing. I’ve been prompted to do this because of Courtney’s Project 333. Do you know about it?

    • Hi Willow,
      thank your comment and thank you for being such a great supporter and commenter over the last 265 days.
      I am not sure if I have checked out 333 although I think my hubby may have pointed it out to me once. I will check it out when I get home. I have lived with very few clothes for the last four weeks and it has been great. 4 pants, 4 t-shirts, 2 bras and 8 pair of underpants and I haven’t run out once. All items are very light weight too so don’t take up much room in my suitcase.

  5. do not forget me when your down sizeing the craft supplies

  6. I’m a first time commenter. I have been reading your blog for a few months now, along with other decluttering blogs, you have inspired me to downsize my own possessions. I have just got rid of a car full of stuff to be donated and I have bags and bags of rubbish to get rid of. I didn’t realise it was quite that bad until the bags started to pile up! That’s what happens when you don’t declutter for years. I won’t ever let that happen again…

    • Hi Low Income Lady,
      Welcome to my blog even though you have been reading for a while it is good to hear your “voice”. I am glad to have inspired you to declutter and especially if it also inspires you not to reclutter which is the main thing. It is amazing how the stuff piles up when you aren’t focused on it as a problem. Drop by with a comment as often as you like we all learn so much from each other which is the point of a blog like this. Enjoy life not stuff!

  7. I adore reading your post and the comments. This community is like an extended family, and we are all on a growth journey to declutter our ‘stuff’ and our ‘selves’. It’s so lovely to know that us ‘little guys’ can still putz along one day at a time, TOGETHER! There’s lots of ‘bumps’ in the ‘journey’ to simplicity/minimalism, so knowing that I’m not alone is calming and heart warming!

  8. I enjoy this community so much; it’s one of the very few I have found where everyone is friendly and respectful while still being able to have good informative discussions and our individual opinions. Thanks, everyone here, and especially Colleen for setting the tone of the conversations!

  9. Colleen, your blog, and Unclutterer are the only 2 I regularly check every morning. You’ve done a brilliant job inspiring everyone with your daily posts. Thanks!