I’ve been a bit hit and miss with my blog posts in recent months. I’ve been focused on editing and publishing my second book and starting to write the third instalment. Blogging has taken a back seat at times and I’ve got out of the habit of posting on a daily basis. You could argue also that, after three years of consistent blogging, I was entitled to the odd day off here and there. I was putting myself first and prioritising competing demands.
During this period I’ve also noted a number of fellow bloggers dropping off the scene. I’ve lost touch with some, whereas others seem to have disappeared off the face of the planet. I’m not aware of their personal circumstances and it’s entirely their decision but it’s been sad to see some familiar faces slipping away. Blogging can be a lonely and frustrating experience without the support of, and interaction with, your peers.
What has struck me in recent days, though, is the number of people who have commented on how much they enjoy my posts and look forward to reading them. Others say they are motivated and inspired, that they ‘needed to hear’ what I’ve had to say. I realised the blog isn’t just about me but the community that has built up around it. Especially during these troubling times, the blogosphere is a place of safety which we can retire to, our sanctuary from a troubled world.
This support has encouraged and humbled me. Blogging is where my writing career began and I’ll always be grateful for the opportunity it gave me to flex my creative muscles. Fellow bloggers gave me the confidence to pursue my dream to become an author. Thank you to those of you have posted such kind and supportive comments in recent days. You have inspired me to blog more regularly. I needed to hear that.