I am a huge believer in the thank-you note.
I try my hardest after I stay at people’s houses or after someone has done something for me to send an actual written thank-you. It polite. It’s courteous. And it’s an excuse to indulge my stationery addiction.
But really, what I want to go today is genuinely thank everyone and anyone who reads this blog.
When I started writing back in January, I didn’t really know who would read it. I kept it a little more private than I do now, not as much publicity through Facebook and Twitter. But as I started writing more regularly, I got more hits and publicized my updates more. And I have had some really positive and encouraging feedback from readers.
I’ve gotten a few Facebook messages, emails and comments that have seriously made my day. People I don’t really see or talk to that much, people I don’t even know, have left me really thoughtful and lovely feedback. And for that I am thankful.
I don’t know exactly how many people this blog is reaching. I have some estimate due to the built-in stats program WordPress provides, but I don’t get too many comments letting me know you’re reading.
So I’m asking for a favor. If you read this blog, even just occasionally, even if you just skim it, let me know. Leave me a comment; send me a message. I want your feedback! I want your thoughts and criticisms and advice! I want to know who you are. All I see is a number on a graph.
And I want to thank you because I really don’t think I’m all that interesting, but I appreciate knowing that someone cares about what I have to say.