This is my 30th day in a row of blogging. I don’t think I’ve ever posted this many days in a row before. Maybe back when I was Live Journaling I did, but I doubt it. I successfully completed NaBloPoMo, and it didn’t stress me out once.
I love to write.
I love to share.
I love offering what little wisdom or humor or kindness I can to help someone else.
I love when the most random people, who might not ever comment or hit that handy ‘Like’ button say, ‘ I really enjoy your blog’ when I never would have imagined they read it.
And perhaps even more so, I love reading blogs. And I don’t just read the popular or beautiful ones. I read the obscure ones. the girl who had 13 bad first dates until she met the one. the mom whose baby Sadie was born the same day as my KK and lost her seven weeks later. the homeschoolers, the redneck Canadians, the Established Writers and the amateur photographers… I enjoy the variety. I enjoy learning. I enjoy getting to know people I have little to nothing in common with in ways I never would know them in ‘Real Life.’
I love a story – and I love being connected to it.
The written word is where I find my confidence. Though in recent years I’ve gotten better at speaking through pure necessity, I still fumble awkwardly at times. And sometimes, I have trouble focusing enough to listen as intently as I should.
But… When I write, I am alive and assured. When I read, I am engrossed completely. The bloggy world, even with its occasional ugliness, trolliness, competiveness, how-to-make-a-little-cash-doing-it-ness, is a true comfort zone for me. I love the freedom of being able to write about anything in my heart beat at a particular moment. I love the emotional investment that comes with following the journey of a total stranger.
So that’s why I blog. That’s why I wrote for the last 30 days in a row, and the last 9 years or so, and while I will continue. I will never take for granted that someone is here, reading along what I pass out as somewhat profound or entertaining thoughts. I will always treasure the connection.