Blogging And AffirmationPosted: September 9, 2012
A few months ago I wrote something about Mark Twain. Robin Coyle’s blog came up as a suggested link. We’ve both written about Twain. I consider that an affirmation. Speaking of affirmation, you should read this post she wrote for my Guest Blog week. Make it a point to stop by her blog. Her feature, Strong Vs. Weak Words is a must read for writers.
A wink. A nod. A “like.” A smiley-face. Even a half smiley-face. Or, hallelujah, a comment! That is what we bloggers live for. Or, at least this blogger does.
We pour our hearts into a blog post, we edit, preview, edit, preview, ad nauseam. And then we publish the post and wait. Such a sad life we lead.
In one word . . . affirmation. We are a needy lot.
I’d like to think I write blog posts for myself. When I look back at my early posts, I realize how far I’ve come as a writer because of writing on my blog. That is great, but why spend the hours writing posts, reading others’ blogs, and daydreaming about the next topic for a post that will make the world stop revolving?
I’ve been tempted to write about this before . . . but, why and how is it that one of my fellow bloggers writes a post about clipping her toenails and she gets 80 “likes” and 300 comments? I write about solving world peace, and I get one “like” and a comment that says, “You should buy Viagra from 1-800-GET-ITUP.”
However, I will continue to write about writing and all things books, and hope that the blogging world will take notice. And “like.” Or give me a smiley-face. Or say, “You rock Robin. That post really helped my editing process.”
That is all the affirmation I need, so I will keep writing. Watch for my next post on underwater basket weaving. It will be riveting.
Thanks Omawarisan for letting me do this little rant. You rock! You should buy Viagra from . . . oh never mind.