It’s not about post hits, blog stats and number of comments received. It’s not about “in crowds” and cliques. It’s not about complimentary products for review and conference invites and blog awards. Yes, it’s nice when opportunities come along, but that’s not what it’s really about. It’s not what drives me to blog and advocate and share.
I think what it’s really about is opening the mail and finding this . . .
with a card that reads “I kept the other one as a souvenir of the week that changed my life . . . “
The minute I saw this little pom-pom pen, I knew exactly where I had seen it before. During Diabetes Blog Week, Kathy (Minnesota Nice) over at Purple Haze stepped outside of the box and posted a vlog about her journey with diabetes. (Sorry that the video is no longer available - it was really inspiring.) The video ended in a cheer - with two silver pom poms - for D-Blog Week. I was so touched that I cried when I watched that video. And I cried even more when I opened the box and saw the pom-pom pen and read the card. This $1 Pom-Pom Pen is worth more to me than a treasure chest full of jewels - and knowing Kathy has its mate makes it even more special and makes me feel even more connected to my friend.
This is what it’s really about. This is why I blog and advocate and share. This is why, even if only one person ever read my posts, I’d still be here blogging. Because if I can help just that one person feel less alone, feel like someone out there gets it, feels their struggle lighten just a bit . . . . then I’ve accomplished everything I’ve hoped to. Thank you, Kathy, for such a thoughtful gift. And thank you, to everyone whose blogs and comments changed my life too.