Writing is an interesting activity because you’re communicating to someone who you rarely see and who rarely responds. In my previous employment as a technical writer creating online help for software companies we used to joke that we got paid for writing things that nobody ever read – really, who ever reads the instructions?
But that’s the fear when you write, particularly when you write something that matters to you. (Yes, I confess that online help really didn’t matter all that much to me. Sorry, guys.) Is anybody out there? Are they listening? Or am I just writing for myself?
My youngest sister is a devoted follower, as are a few friends who’ve emailed me and a few more who’ve made comments, but mostly I’ve viewed this as a small activity, a bit of an experiment.
And then today I find out that there are actually a few hundred people who have visited this blog a few thousand times. Wow, that totally makes my day.
So I just wanted to say that I’m glad you’re out there and that you keep coming back. Drop me a line sometime. Two-way communication is good, too.