I want to say thank you to a fellow blogger. As is the life of those who aspire to write, its only natural you’ll take the odd knock and feel as though your not getting anywhere.
Most will persevere, keep going, and rise above it, content in the knowledge that its all just part of the process.
Yet it helps to have others who are in the same boat as you, perhaps on a similar journey offer a helping hand and some friendly encouragement.
I want to extend a thank you to the author of a blog called The Good Twin. Although it was likely only a passing comment left on my page, it made my day. Incidentally it was also for a post that received the most views I have ever had.
So thank you, Josh.
As a result of this kindly chap stopping by my site, I have returned to blogging with a renewed vigour. Long may it last.
In way of payment I am going to make an effort to read more blogs in my area of interest and try and share the love a bit. I feel good and I’d like to spark that same feeling in others. Especially those who diligently tap away at a cold keyboard, a ghost to the world but for their fleeting bursts of creative output.
I feel for those people, and I’m going to find them.
Share the love people.
Author: Mark S Thompson
Okay, so these things are kind of hit and miss. If you’re reading this then I am thankful to you for taking the time out of your day to do so. I’ll be honest, when I think of myself as a writer, I kinda cringe. Don’t get me wrong, it is the dream, it's just I never really believe it will go anywhere.
When I think back to the day that I first knew I loved writing, and I mean really knew, I see myself sitting in an English lesson at secondary school. The school was called Wrotham and is in the county of Kent, England. As far as I know, it's still there. English was far and away my favourite subject. The best bit was when the teacher gave the class a selection of words and asked us to make up a story that either contained those words or was about those words, you know. At other times we would be given the first sentence and then write what happens next. Good times. Many times my work would reflect what I had recently read and it would be okay. Nothing special, just okay. On one occasion though I wrote about a merman called Finchy and can remember going into so much depth and detail about him and the underwater kingdom he lived in. I really enjoyed writing that and it must have shown because my teacher commented on it. She was really impressed and loved the story. That was it for me, my moment. Now when I write I think back to those great times and to that story. Hopefully, I’ll write something that you, the reader, will be moved to comment on. For me, there is no greater elixir
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2 thoughts on “Share the Love”
It is truly amazing the effect that readers can have on a blogger when they leave a comment. One of my readers unknowingly saved my life – and I am forever grateful that they did 🙂
Thank you very much for the kind words. It is great to hear that I was able to give you some encouragement. You never can tell what time will bring when it comes to writing. I received a rejection notice a couple of days ago and the same evening, one of my blog posts made it to Freshly Pressed on the WordPress homepage. There are a lot of ups and downs. You just have to keep on truckin’. Keep writing.