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I would be lying if I said that sometimes I feel down, I guess you could say when I don’t get many comments. I know it is stupid and I shouldn’t be writing for the comments, but sometimes I love the feedback. The comments bring a smile to my face. And I love when I can email the person back and tell them a little more about something (ie the bed) or I can say thank you (pretty much a lot of of them), I love to impart wisdom (haha), Sometimes I actually like to impart actual wisdom (like nutrition class stuff) and of course funny stories are great (there’s a restaurant, or the infamous farting photo) sometimes I vent (like about my car speaker), and we all know I obviously love to cook (duh look here), etc.
I’m real. I’m honest. I’m me.
I read blogs and I see they have big numbers of followers and sometimes I feel down on my blog. I wonder what I can do to get increased numbers. I wonder what I can do to make people want to read what I write about. I know I follow more blogs than the number who actually follow me and I definitely comment on more than comment on mine. Then I wonder, why? What am I doing wrong?
Then I think about 2 things… the loyal fan base (haha does that make you groupies?) I do have and I ask myself why do you write anyway?
I write some of this to remember things. I write some because, well it’s funny. I write some because I have an aunt who reads. I write because I have a heavy heart. I write because I have exciting news. I write some of it because I just love to write.
I wish I could say I was like a lot of you and I got the reading bug when I was younger, but it didn’t really hit me until the first summer out of college (2005). Yeah I have a lot of catching up to do with you guys! Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series is what did it for me. I’ve been hooked since!
But I have always loved to write. I’ve had numerous journals, tried to write short stories and even took a short story writing class in college. If you were to ask me what I truly want to be… my answer would be an author. I want to write books. I just haven’t quite figured out how to get there… yet. But remember my quote I stumbled across a while back (found here)
“If it is possible I will do it . If it is impossible, it will take me a little longer.”
I truthfully believe that quote.
In fact, I went to college the first time with the pursuit of an Agriculture Journalist degree, but then immediately changed to Agriculture Education because I figured I’d have a wider background in more areas. But I did take the Ag. Journalist class in college.
See Writing is my passion I guess. So some days I get down about few or even no comments, but I remember I do have my loyal readers and someday… someday I’ll be big… and you can all say you knew me when I was whining about no comments… LOL 🙂
I sincerely want to say Thank you! I love you all 🙂 Now I’ll quite whining and no I don’t want any cheese with my whine!