September 30, 2011
5 years old
I still have no real 'goal' or 'plan' for this Blog, I enjoy it for what it is, a way to express how I feel, a way to be heard, a way to share the things I have learned in life and to hear how you have learned through your experiences. I have been asked about writing a book, and I won't say I haven't considered it, when at such time the story is finished, but until then I Blog. Out of sheer joy, sheer love of the art form. I write to you these 'letters' and I await your 'letters' in return because then we know that we have been heard.
When asked why I don't take my Blog more public than just word of mouth, why I don't try to get followers I am left with no doubt in my mind that if this Blog should grow it will, and has, but I want that to be a natural effect of the Blog itself, not because I was selling it. This Blog is personal, it's a story about my love and faith, my hopes and dreams, my prayers and my deepest fears and it's a story about my struggle to discover who I am in the craziness of this world. If people are meant to read it they will find it, of that I am sure. If it grows then I know that it's because God is using it, and there is no better payment in the world than that, and I would be lying if I said that I don't hope that it does grow for that reason alone.
So, you ask, why are you writing this particular post? I guess I am trying to say two things...
1) This is not a Blog that is written to 'become' someone, I Blog because I love to do it, not to make money at it. (You can look up my photography website for that - nudge nudge, wink wink.)
2) I want you to know that I love to hear from you, your stories, your laughter and your tears. I will never get tired of the emails you share with me. Please, send more!
Thanks for listening to me all these years, for reading and enjoying what I write, and thank you for allowing me to enjoy your writings! My hope and prayer is that we continue to share with each other for many more years to come.