This week was a whirlwind of activity. From getting my latest podcast uploaded and on the air [which was the biggest podcast undertaking to date], to receiving blog of note, to meeting you, my life will forever be changed by this event. It's one of those events that has a before and after. This point is now a reference point in my life; "before I was blog of note" and "after I was blog of note".
With BON, came a great deal of traffic, attention, acclaim, and fame for which I am forever grateful. Thank you for all the kind words you bestowed upon me in your comments. Thank you for all your comments that weren't so nice [there were a few of you] and as you can see, those comments remain. Although I may moderate my comments [now] I don't edit anything you say, I just make sure Hoo Flung Poo doesn't leave 10,000 comments of spam. Apparently I have won the Jamaican lottery since getting BON. You wouldn't know that, because I deleted them before it hit the comment boxes.
As all of this new found success in the blogging world, my friend Jules put it all in perspective in a Facebook chat.
"Remember, just keep being yourself.....this is still your house, make sure people wipe their feet." Great advice.There has been so many comments asking me advice about 'how to make it', how do you come up with posts, or the now infamous, please check out my blog comment [which I have tried to do, really]
Here is the answer to all your questions.
Be yourself. Write about what ever the hell you want to write about. I don't think that I've 'made it' until I get a professional writing career. This blog is not my attempt at a professional writing career. This is my sanity, my catharsis, and my way to meet you. I never got into this blog thing expecting to get BON or even to have 340+ followers. I got into this to be honest and hopefully meet like minded people. I didn't ask Blogger to give me BON, they just did. It was amazing to get recognition.
So with that I leave you with a thank you. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your e-mails. Thank you for coming along on this blogging journey with me. Now, next week, it's back to reality. I am done reveling in this glory. I am ready to keep writing for me, and you are welcome to keep reading.
Yarn and... teeth.
1 year ago