It Matters

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.

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    1. Oh wow-thank you so much for reblogging! I hope lots of people read it because I really want people to know that they ARE important and that their voices resonate and touch others. I’m really passionate about that and was totally moved by the original post about losing a friend in the blog family.

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  1. I am new to blogging but have already seen so many posts from bloggers wondering whether or not anyone is listening. Everyone wants to be heard for one reason or another, and it is hard to know if that’s happening in the blogosphere. I think a lot of people read through posts never liking or commenting on them in part because there is not enough time to fit it all in. Your statements of reassurance are much appreciated.

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  2. I think what you have said here is so true of most forms of communication: I have been a broadcaster, writer, public affairs analyst and so on – in essence, nearly all of it cones down to how effectively we reach out to others and communicate with them. Great post!

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  3. Well said, Amanda! It’s so easy to get lost in this great big world (blogosphere or real), and I worry people start to take that personally. Up until recently, I didn’t grasp how important it was to acknowledge when people’s posts made a positive impact on me. I thought my little “Like” didn’t mean much. Now I get it!

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  4. Yes it does matter. Blogging seem to offer more potential for spread of ideas than Facebook to Twitter. My audience in the former is whoever wants to read these blogs rather than a limited number of social media friends / followers in the latter.

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  5. This was a beautiful post, every blogger should read it. As bloggers, we start writing to share our voice with the world, but it’s so hard to get noticed, it can get discouraging. However, the most wonderful part of being a blogger is that you get to be part of a wonderful community. Thanks to all the bloggers that are always willing to share, comment, and lend a helping hand!

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  6. Beautiful post Amanda. So very true, we all sometimes wonder whether we’re being heard. And whether what we’re writing makes any difference. Personally when I write about my small camping trips and mundane things in my life I wonder whether it’s that important to other people. But if I only make one person smile or brighten up someone’s day then it’s worthwhile. Thank you for a wonderful post.

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  7. Thank you for this. It really is easy to get lost and feel like what I have to say doesn’t matter. I know that it does to some but to find those people or for them to find me. This was so encouraging. I will be pinning it.

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    1. I’m so glad! It is really important I think for us to remember that this is definitely a community that cares. Finding readers IS hard, but it does come. It’s almost perfect when the numbers are smaller because you connect with one another so closely… Can’t wait to read along with you too ☺️

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