With today’s post, I simply wanted to extend A Big Thank You!!
This is something that I have seen a lot my favorite bloggers do and I’m starting to understand the reasons why.
I recently hit 70+ followers on Wither or Thrive and this blows me away. Partially because I have only had this blog for about 2 years but it’s only been in the last 60 days that I have let my “Inner Child” roam free with muses and thoughts. The other half is because I would have never thought that in such a short time frame I would have the privilege of being surrounded and furthermore supported, by brilliant people and writers from all over the globe. We have to remember that once upon a time if you didn’t catch a railroad or boat to the other side of the world there was no hoping of connecting. But now, thankfully while we are at it, the conversation can be had at a click of the button; the exchange of humanity and making a good impression and comradery takes but seconds.
We learn faster today; we see further. We speak many languages at once; we can see through a different set of eyes like never before. It’s amazing at was is possible and at what opportunities are just around the corner every day.
This is not an exaltation of the internet. Far from it because these never cease from being machines. They speak of AI and what not, but for now all I see is a screen that doesn’t show what you don’t ask it to. I see a mouse that does not engage what you don’t wish it to. A keyboard that does not speak on its own but awaits your command.
This is why the exaltation is for you – My Reader. Thank you because you choose to come here. Thank you because you decide that Wither and Thrive, if only for a second, should show up on your screen. Thank you because you decide when a post calls your name and you click it. Thank you for those times that you feel compelled to leave a comment – Wither and Thrive does not take for granted those precious seconds of your time that you choose to invest here!
From the bottom of our hearts – Thank you and happy writing. Happy writing because to me, every one of you is more than just a hobbyist. There are the makings of a great writer and wordsmith in you and you are slowly introducing him/her to the world. I appreciate the courage, can’t wait for more and love your work! Every single one of you.