blogger". Truth is I've been blogging about my life and sharing details (possibly more than I should) on this very blog for several years. With my newly created website with all new content: www.whatvaleriethinks.com, I have become legit. I...am...a blogger!
And with that new status, I thought I'd share something you may not know. We bloggers are desperate for your attention, time and if possible, your approval (though the latter is a luxury rather than necessity). The use of free Google Analytics mean I can see how many visits my blogs have and how long the average stays on the sites are (if I've put the analytics code in the right place, but let's face it, I'm no programmer). And being as lucky as I am, I have friends and family who not only compliment me on my blogs but that they also know of other people (non family and friends) who read them. I mean, non friends and family read and like them, so cool! So this is all great stuff. But there simply is no better feeling or validation than when someone posts comments on the blog itself.
What posting comments means to me is that what I'm writing is somewhat interesting; interesting enough, at least, that someone has taken time to read it and let me know they've done so by leaving a few words. So next time you're reading this or any other blog, consider:
1. clicking on the "comment" link
2. entering a brief comment, most bloggers don't require identifying info to do that
3. signing your name, well your first name anyway. I've had comments where it's obvious I knew the person but for the life of me couldn't place them based on their comments alone.
4. knowing you're really helping that blogger to feel inspired and that writing is worthwhile.
I thank you in advance!
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