Terrific Community

T is for… Terrific Community

I never shut down fully; my mind is constantly on the go, so sitting down to write fiction or a rhyme provides a much-needed escape from reality. Having said that I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the blogging community for embracing my words and me since day one. When I started this blog as a 2014 New Year’s resolution I didn’t know what to expect other than a place to house my words on the World Wide Web. I never imagined that I would become part of something larger than me, and I now have a world of respect for the bloggers that I like to call my virtual family, and their unique craft. If I’m following you it’s intentional because I don’t follow for the sake of following or with the hope of increasing my own readership. Although, I will say I am a numbers whore – I love to see them inflate, and I suspect that will never change. But I digress. As I was saying, I follow you because I look forward to stealing a few moments of time here-and-there in my busy work/life schedule to scroll through my reader and catch your awesome posts! The work you share servers to motivate me in my own writings. Your readership gives me a sense of purpose. Your likes exhilarate me, and your comments provide encouragement, validation and at times criticism, which is exactly the antidote I need to keep pushing forward and improve. This is a terrific community and I’m grateful to be a part of it. I look forward to building new friendships – virtual hugs to each of you.

Sincerely,

Kelly

Published by Kelly

“I’m just a girl in the world…that’s all you’ll let me be...” Southern California Native who gets in trouble for sarcasm, suffers from bouts of OCD, and listens to an eclectic range of music really, really loud especially while driving too fast. Turn up the Rap, R&B, Punk, Billy, Indie, Alternative, Classic, Folk, Metal, and Grunge, Melodic, Industrial, Electronic, Soul and so on you get the point.

14 thoughts on “Terrific Community

  1. Virtual hugs… I can relate, I started my blog on a whim after a few friends I shared rhymes with suggested I enter a contest. It was small and I won, so I kept rambling on with the blog. After just over two years, I am still surprised and humbled that anyone would want to read what I write. That being said, I have found so many writers to enjoy, such a varied talent, that I look forward each day to seeing what happened while I slept. Keep writing, you never know what word you send might inspire someone else.

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  2. I felt the same way as you when I started out. I was not sure what to expect; I just wanted a place for the never-ending words in my head! Thanks to my virtual friends, I have been able to discover a part of myself that I never knew existed. And I know what you mean about being a numbers whore! At times when I write something really meaningful to me (like “Hidden Hunger” on Wednesday), and I get little in the way of feedback or stats, I feel deflated.

    I always look forward to your posts, Kelly! 🙂

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  3. 🙂 That was my experience too when I started blogging. If I’m quiet for long periods it’s because my offline life gets overly hectic; but the community here is indeed awesome.

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    1. Indeed and it’s so comforting to share with like minded/spirited people. 🙂 I’ve noticed now that it’s starting to warm up I’m struggling even more find the time to write.

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      1. 🙂 Careful, blogging is addictive because of the community. Need to balance it against your off-line friendships. I disagree that online friends are “not real friends” – they are, they take time to comment and engage in conversation, and if you have a crisis sometimes their words can see you through. But still, the amount of time we tend to spend online is somewhat unfair to our physical friends. 😉

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          1. 😀 sorry, free advice – that’s one of my vices. 😉 Not to say that everyone needs or wants to hear it….

            Have a beautiful day!

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