The blogoshpere is a big place, and getting bigger every day. Do you ever think that what you’re saying, writing, is being lost in the noise of the crowd – that no one really hears your voice and even if they do, it doesn’t matter?
I read a very compelling post the other day about the loss of a blogger friend. It is a sad story, but more than that, it is a true testament to the impact we as individuals have on one another through this seemingly tiny space we hold in the big, beautiful blog world.
Did you write something funny yesterday? It’s a good possibility you made at least one person laugh. Post a pretty photo or recipe to try? You appealed to someone’s senses. Did you write about a struggle? I’m sure at least one person could totally relate. Perhaps you shared a quote or some motivational advice. Maybe, just maybe, you inspired someone else to take that next positive step in their lives. Yes it is true that you may never know for sure, but isn’t it enough that the possibility exists?
The connections we make bypass geography and are oftentimes forged with their own special intimacy as we use this space to pour out our inner-most thoughts and feelings. I know I do not take that for granted in the least. People cared about what you had to share today, because they spent time with you and listened. And if you stopped sharing, they would notice and would wonder about you.
Let me be clear…what you have to say matters. You matter. So shine on, my friend because I can hear you and see you in the crowd.