Back to Blogging

Would anyone notice?  I asked myself.

Would anyone care? I wondered.

If I just walked away from my blog and let it die a natural death, would anyone miss it?

I thought about these things one day as I was realizing I hadn't blogged much lately.  A tough fall and winter had seemed to take it out of me- getting through each day and being there for those who needed me during that time was enough to fill each set of 24 hours.
Then out of the blue the other day I got an email from a friend who wrote, " Hey Beth, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog.  I read all of 2010 the other day.  Your writing has really improved.  By that I mean that it feels more natural to me.  I am a bit of a wanna be writer myself and always enjoy "good" writing.  I could really see your growth over the last two years.  Good job!  Keep it up.  I admire your goal setting and the accomplishment that shows.  Thanks for sharing your life, struggles and joys.  I found I could relate to a lot of what you were saying even though the circumstances were different.  Thanks again.  Looking forward to reading more."

What a blessing.  What a re-charge.  I gave her a call to thank her for the shot in the arm she provided and to let her know how much it meant to me.   I assured her I would be blogging again; it was about time. 

I couldn't help but pick up on her line that said, "I am a bit of a wanna be writer myself." I encouraged her to go for it  - to start blogging and see where it would lead.  If you'd like to follow her, her blog is here.

It's all about community- supporting one another and having each other's backs.

Speaking of which- it worked for me.  It feels good to be back.

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