I have been stirred by a recent post by my friend, Jacksta.
Her words rung in my ears for days…
‘In the past I have set myself up for silly feelings of inadequacies or comparisons because I was waiting for people to comment on my blog.
In reflection, that is not where I want to be – I want to feel the freedom of posting things again and not the focus on comments.‘
I realize I was a wee defensive and needed that for a while to get my mojo back for blogging but in doing that I also created a one-sided conversation, an echo in an empty room. A place was created where I could share but without any feedback it does get boring.
You see, I love blogging. I love reading and giggling about things I can relate too, wiping away tears through loss or pain… I especially like to visit kiwi blogs as it is a glimpse of home, of kiwi culture and the like. I love to get to know people and to find common feelings and ideals.
Confession time: I am prone to being a bit of a blog ‘lurker’. Creating a bookmark, checking blogs but not actually joining and adding to the conversation.
But I really want that to change. I really want to grow friendships through these amazingly talented writers and bloggers.
I know you readers are out there and I would really like to get to know you better, to find out about your lives and to share some of mine. In doing that, it could build a friendship.
I am excited to get to know you all better so I have to make that happen right?
So.. ‘ahem, check one two..’ is anyone out there? Please feel free to say hi 🙂