You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it.
This blog. I started this blog to improve my writing skills; to provide, possibly, some entertainment; to dip my toe in the waters of writing some fiction or some pieces from real life, my life. I did not aniticipate the warm and encouraging support of others who are doing the same thing. I didn’t know I would make friends I may never see, but whose presence is a daily encouragement. I didn’t know the writing would range over such a wide variety of topics. I didn’t know how much I would look forward to reading what so many others have written, just to see how they addressed a certain prompt in so many different ways.
I didn’t expect to be so amazed at the giftedness of so many other bloggers. I didn’t know I would wonder why they aren’t published and selling like hotcakes.
I hoped my words would be well-received and meaningful to at least a few; I never expected the avalanche of response. I expected some critical negative comments. There have been only two in the close to a year since I started this blog. One was a very angry response to my own criticism of the author’s foul and unneccesary language. I never read his posts now, and I’m sure he doesn’t read mine. He thought I was objecting to his freedom of expression, and he protected it in vulgar terms. I told him I have great respect for his freedom to speak. I only objected to his really awful use of God’s Name in doing so.
The other was a personal attack, from people I know. I figured out how to block them. Cybertrolls don’t have to be tolerated.
Those are the only two negatives in a sea of positive, affirming, encouraging, supportive comments.
So, in this my (fictionally) final post, more than anything else I want to thank all of you who have traveled the path with me, who have encouraged me and assured me that I’m doing okay. I want you to know that your support has helped spur me into getting serious about writing for publication.
I’ll let you know when that first book comes to fruition.