When I write this blog it’s in the hope that I reach someone, that my words somehow get across the blogosphere and connect with a reader.
My blog post on Monday the 10th was one of those posts.
My wife always posts a link to my blog. Every post I’ve written, unless she’s sick, it’s on her wall for her friends to read.
One of her colleagues from work read my post, and it struck a chord with her.
She said it made her think about when she was little and the things she’d do with her parents. It made her think about when she was a kid and did things with her dad and how they used to do things they both liked.
Writing moments like these are the most rewarding as a writer. The connection a writer has with his readers is more important than anything we do as writers. Whether you’re a blogger or you write books for a living, our readers are our most important part of what we do. Without them, we’re just punching keys and telling stories to ourselves.
But, when you can reach someone the way this post did, that’s why I write. Every day is worth the tired nights, the fighting off colds with doses of Vitamin C and morning filled with gallons of tea or coffee.
When you post something and it connects with someone. These little connections are the best part of blogging and writing. When you can connect with you readers, you’re on the right track.
I’m very glad I connected with a reader, especially someone who might not have read the blog before. These are the times I love to be a writer.
- How to Create Engaging Content (Even if You Think You’re a Horrible Writer) (blogs.constantcontact.com)
- Are you supporting your blogging community? You should (techi.com)