And sometimes an overload of good shit happens. How we deal with any of it defines our lives.
I don’t have a post for today. I have written for the last 24 hours continuously. I have reached out to everyone who found the time to like, comment or repost my blog of Monday. The blogosphere is a strange world. I am in my solitary place, my writing space and words are pouring from my fingertips, as I reach back out. Manners and who I am demand that I personally acknowledge everyone. Let them know I am touched. Last night I sat down to tackle the 12 reposts, innumerable comments and many “likes” that piled up since I left work. I hadn’t even had the time yet, to follow-up on each blog so I can add them to my reading list.
Add to that a heartfelt and totally unexpected note of appreciation from the store owners, Kim and Korey and it was quite a day. A day where the minor frustrations of people who seem oblivious to the common rules of sharing this planet, far outweighed the wonder of feeling so good.
Some sites I clicked on were dead-ends. “How To Make $$ With Your Blog” is a common them on the landing page of a few. Another I thought, at first glance of their blog, was a hip, young, London-based rock band. Upon further digging, I discovered they are a shoe company. I’m sorry, I’m confused here about why you reblogged my post?
If I can’t find an “About Me” page, I move on. There are no get rich quick schemes in writing, trust me. Some had beautifully laid out, enticing homes. These are writers I shall revisit and follow. For the most part, people have reached out to say they felt a connection to my simple worlds. I am shocked and pleased that each took the time out of their busy days to leave me a note of encouragement and support. So many strangers I will probably never meet who have reached out. I am frightened that I am not worthy of their respect. There is such a huge world of people out there, quietly going about the business of self-expression.
Meanwhile, I have no post for today…or do I?
and so it goes… Kurt Vonnegut