I didn’t start this to gain a following, let me just say that up front. But I have to admit to a certain tingle of excitement when I realized I suddenly have more than 50 followers! Then I take a step back and ask myself, who are all these crazy people? And why are they so interested in what I have to say?
Nah, I don’t really ask myself that, but today’s prompt made me take a second to reflect on where I want this blog to go. Do I really want more followers? That wasn’t the point of writing for me, but it feels good when someone says they enjoyed my post. It’s even a nice boost when they merely “like” something I wrote.
I followed today’s prompt more for the exercise it offered than any need to add new readers. If you find me, you find me. If you don’t, I won’t know it anyway, will I? And neither will you. I am not discounting the importance of feedback and interaction. We all need others in our lives – real AND virtual – who can provide constructive criticism or praise or support as need be. My best friend is someone I met through my (and her) blogging. But I didn’t start this to “get” readers, if you understand my meaning. I so appreciate them for taking time out of their busy schedules to read my posts and especially when they take the time to comment. It makes me happy to write something which others connect with or which in some way moves someone.
If you’re finding me for the first time, welcome. Put your feet up, sit back and enjoy. If you’ve been here a while already, thank you; I’m so glad you’re here!