When I first started this blog I used to just write. It didn't really matter if I had readers or not because they didn't exist. I just spilled out whatever came to mind. Although, as time goes on the inevitable happens and you meet some other bloggers, you comment on people's stuff, and your blog gets a little bit of recognition.
Now some people are blogger addicts (not saying that's a bad thing) and put an awful lot of time into not only writing but reading other people's blogs, looking up new blogs, adding comments. I purposely limit myself a bit what I comment on, because if I comment on everything then I feel like my comments have less validity and purpose. That way people will know that if I commented, then I was really touched and it'll mean a lot more.
Anyways, main point I'm getting at here is that I really feel like I've connected with some people and that I really have an audience now. And they may not comment all the time and quite possible not everything I write is interesting to them, but that's cool. But for the first time, I finally feel like I get the privilege of writing to you guys instead of just writing in general. And that, well, that makes it all worth it.
In the future, I look forward to many more adventures, both in the blogging world and not, and I look forward to making connections to people too -- digitally, electronically, through snail mail, in person -- it doesn't matter. There are tons of people out there. But in this world, even just having a few to read your thoughts can make your day, every day.