Geographically, this is what my current readership looks like.
I’m not a power blogger, I don’t have many followers, but that’s ok.
The ones who have been following this blog for a while I’ve come to have a relationship with. There are artists, students, mothers, writers, photographers, poets, nurses, travellers, chefs, scientists, comedians. There are those writing to present a viewpoint, through pain, to figure something out, to document events, for justice, to hone their literary skills, out of necessity.
I can’t emphasise enough how you’ve inspired me. A photograph that speaks volumes. An encouraging post that came at a time of trouble. An experience so like my own that I’ve never been able to articulate. An idea that challenges my established opinion. Every moment like that is extraordinary.
We’ve not met each other. We come from very different places. It’s likely I’ve never visited your country and you may be the first in your culture I’ve ever encountered. The blog is our commonality and the first point of contact. You teach me things about your world that I may otherwise not know about.
What I learn is sometimes raw and personal. Someone is making themselves vulnerable by sharing an intimate experience. Sometimes the context is scientific and clinical. I’ve just been informed about history, a procedure, an observation. Whatever it is, I feel a little wiser. You’ve just helped me better understand the human condition.
So thanks for sharing. The world is a huge place. But connections are made every day, and we’re helping each other understand our world. Keep inspiring. Continue truth seeking. You never know who you will reach. You never know when your words comfort someone in need.
*Greenland, is anybody there?
Sample of blogs that inspire:
- Mabel Kwong
- Nada En La Maleta
- Cooking with a Wallflower
- The Reluctant Baptist
- Harsh Reality
What do you get out of blogging? Why do you blog?