I remember when I first started this blog, 3 years ago, and although I’m certainly not getting the kind of traffic that some of my colleagues see, I have seen my readership grow. In the beginning, though, there were many posts that I poured my heart in to, that later after discovering google analytics, realized that no one had read. At first, I was discouraged, thinking “maybe blogging isn’t for me”, “maybe no one is interested in what I have to say”. But when I thought about giving it up, I realized how much I was enjoying writing it – I didn’t want to pack it in.
In truth, I write this blog as much for myself as I do for my readers. The energy that I feel when I’m pondering what to write about, crafting the words as I doze off to sleep only to wake up and dash for my computer, is supernatural. This blog has been better than Christmas morning for me – it gives me excitement and enthusiasm – and for that I’m eternally grateful.
And in recent years, the magic of this blog has grown even more. Today, when I meet someone who tells me that they’ve read my blog and have been inspired by me in some way, I am thrilled beyond belief. I can honestly say there is no better feeling than to know that there has been a transfer of knowledge, or passion, or energy or encouragement that happened as a result of pursing that which makes me so happy. In my world, this is true synergy.
Thank you to this blog, this wordpress platform, and to all of my readers – you inspire me and in turn allow me to inspire you. What could be better than that?
Well, I think one thing could make it better. Hearing from you. What do you want to read more about this year? What questions do you have? What resources do you need? Pop me a comment below, or write me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know how I can better serve YOU!
Together we will make it a definite – Happy New Year!