I received an email this morning from a longtime reader/lurker. I love when I receive those. I do feel a bit validated that this blog means something to someone other than myself.
Sometimes I stop to fully appreciate why I blog.
I have great friends that were discovered through blogging. I blog for support. I blog to get the crazy out of my head. I blog to share my stories. Or I blog because I simply want my voice heard.
Sometimes, I want to ask you, the reader: Why do you read?
I see the number of visits to this blog on a daily basis and I wonder who you all are. Compared to the number of comments, it appears that many of you just read or lurk and move on. I often wonder why? What are you taking away when you drop by? Is any of this, my deepest thoughts and ramblings, helpful to you? Is it simply nice to escape into someone else's space for a while?
Are you relating to my experience?
A few of my friends read and comment rarely. One friend even said to me, "I feel like I'm outside of the little group of regular commenters."
I'm not sure what that means. I understand that sometimes what you have to say has already been said. But still, I want to know you. I want to know why you come here. What brought you here? Why do you keep coming back?
Maybe it's the marketing career that leads me to ask these questions...
Your comments also drive me to keep writing. For those of you who do not comment, but instead send me personal emails sharing your stories, I thank you. Seriously. From the bottom of my heart. I keep everyone of those emails and smile or cry when I read them. You all inspire me!
I think as a blogger, we all want to be heard. Thank you for listening.
As a reader, I want to hear you too! I know you have stories too. Please share.
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