Tonight, out of the blue, my husband approached me and sweetly told me that I was a very good writer and that he didn't think I should shut down my blog.
After giving him my best what-in-the-world-are-you-talking-about face, I suddenly realized: he is as belated a blog reader as I am blog writer.
Oh, I said, smiling. You mean the post I wrote two months ago? That old thing?
And then I laughed, because clearly, we are a perfect match.
I just wanted to pop in and say thank you so much for the insightful, supportive thoughts on my previous post. After reading all the comments, the anxiety I felt about this blog was washed away. You gave me the permission I needed to finally feel okay about simply being a Sometimes Blogger. So, thank you!
I've realized that blogging and writing are two different things. I don't have to be whiz at the former in order to be great at the latter. I'm going to be good at what I'm good at, and then let the rest go.
I wanted to share something that Alfie said, because her comment really hit home:
you don't post everyday because its expected. you post when inspired. and each post is meaningful.
Isn't that perfect? Inspiration, not expectation. If my blog had a mission statement, that would be it.
I'm here, I'm staying, and I'm glad you're going to stay, too.