I’ve been in the bloggy world for less than a year.
I loitered for a long time. I bookmarked 3 or 4 blogs and I read them faithfully every day.
The blogs were popular Mom blogs. I remember thinking, “Hmmm, this person has 97 comments today. Do they really care what I will think?”
And then one day, I was so moved, I couldn’t help myself.
I dipped my toe in and left a comment.
At some point, I actually had enough courage to open my own blog for comments. I’m so glad I did.
I’ve noticed a hierarchy in the blog world. I’m sure you have too.
The huge traffic-gobbling mom blogs set the trends. They offer amazing giveaways, write great posts and well, they deserve to be at the top. It doesn’t take a good blog long to become a shining star. A few of my favorite reads are at the tippy top. And I leave them comments on a regular basis.
Because they impact me.
I think my heart would stop beating for a millisecond if they left a comment on my blog. I’m a small fish in their great big e-pond.
I’ve grown my own small collection of readers (You-whooo! I love you-see I’m waving frantically!!). I don’t know what my blog will become. This may be it. And that’s okay, because I like myself. I’m nice that way.
But I discovered something the other day. As I hovered over my sitemeter results, I recognized a blog that kept resurfacing. I thought the name was catchy and I had a spare minute, so I visited. It was a cute little blog and I left a comment on the post she’d written.
About 4 seconds later, I got a new comment on my blog that went something like this, “OMG! I can’t believe YOU left a comment on MY blog. I visit you every day and you inspire me. It means so much that you left a comment for me. I’ve always wanted to leave one for you, but I didn’t think . . . Thanks so much . . . . “
I impacted her.
I was shocked. This person saw me as a big mom blogger. I didn’t exactly correct her. She was a small fish (or so she felt) in my e-pond.
It just made me want to give my best to my blog. I’ve been tempted to rant, vent and spew about life’s little upsets. I’ve tried to refrain because this is not an anonymous blog and that is not my purpose for blogging. I don’t want to make an negative impact. Ever.
You may have certain goals for your blog or it may be a helpful outlet to you. Whatever the reason, people are reading your words, whether you know it by their comments or not.
So, blog well.
Because you are impacting others.
Food for the Soul:
Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”