Six months ago to the day (minus one) I started this whole adventure. I’d been writing my whole life, but finally decided to dive into the writing community. I had no idea what to expect, and no idea that it would ever become something that truly has a piece of my heart.
Six months ago, I was just another blogger, sharing her love of writing, and talking to an empty room.
I started this because it was what I was supposed to do. I wanted to build myself as a professional, get involved and plugged in, and learn about the industry. Which I did, and it’s been great, but I didn’t plan on meeting people who were genuinely kind and went out of their way to help me, or just talk about life. I didn’t plan on really making connections over the internet, because that seemed like such a strange concept to me, but I also didn’t know the writing community then.
Oh, I had no idea. 🙂
Six months later, I have over 1,000 total followers and have made true connections, relationships, and even friendships in that. I think that is the biggest thing that surprised me; how close the online writing community feels. We are separated by miles, countries, and even languages, but you have become a part of my life.
Some of you have helped me with professional questions, or writing dilemmas, or finding inspiration. Some of you have debated opinions with me, or talked about life, or supported me in my illness even though most of you have no idea what it is like. When I am having a bad day, I can always count on words and the writing community. No matter what, there is always a smile there for me.
Six months ago, I couldn’t imagine what this would be like. Now I can’t imagine what it would be like without all of this.
Really, I couldn’t do this without you.
So, here I am, sending 1,022 virtual hugs to each and every one of you.
I have learned and grown so much, and gained so much happiness since I started. You have made these six months amazing, and so worth it.
So thank YOU.