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.