When I started blogging in May of 2009, I had no idea who might actually read my little blog. I hoped that my family might, I suspected that some of my book club friends might, and I was fairly sure that some of my friends from Goodreads would. But would anyone else every see my work? Imagine my surprise, on my second post (and I hadn't even written a book review yet), when I got an email notice that Mel of The Reading Life had left a comment on my blog. Someone I didn't even know and had never communicated with before had actually read something I had posted. My confidence soared.
One sentence, one little acknowledgement that I had written something that was interesting enough to respond to - sometimes that is all it takes to change a person's life. Mel did that for me. If that bug should just happen to bite you this week, if you should decide that maybe you'd like to jump in and join this community, know that there are people out here who will be more than happy to leave you that one sentence, who will become your first follower, who will be more than happy to mentor you along the way. Let us know you've joined us and this community will reach out and wrap its arms around you.
What you have written is very humbling to me-thanks so much for what you said of meReplyDelete
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I feel the same way about my first commenter, Alyce of At Home With Books. I still remember how excited I was when that comment came! :--)ReplyDelete
I remember when you started blogging, I was so happy that we discovered the book community around the same time... remember I was blogging under a rock for a while. :)ReplyDelete
It's always very exciting to receive your first comment from someone who's not a relative or a real-life friend! It's wonderful to "meet" other people just as passionate about books as we are.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful message, Lisa. It is amazing what a little sentence can do and while it is terrifying to make the leap into putting your written word out there, this is such an accepting and loving community.ReplyDelete
Mel sounds like a pretty special person, and I am so glad that she was the first one to let you know that what you do is amazing. Thanks for sharing this with me.ReplyDelete
And look how far your little blog has come....many, many bloggers comment on your posts!ReplyDelete
It's amazing how it fels to receive those first few comments!
Isn't that feeling amazing!!!ReplyDelete
It's such an amazing feeling of affirmation isn't it whenever someone leave a comment about anything you've written. I love the book blogging community!ReplyDelete
It is so true what you write. Seriously, I have found the book blogging community to be the most welcoming and accepting place on the internet. I have loved chatting books and getting to know everyone out there.ReplyDelete