Friday, March 24, 2006

Thank You

Walking through New York's subway system you can't help but encounter a group of kids with a boom box showcasing their dancing talents, or a teenage girl with her siblings as back up singers belting out Whitney Houston for anyone to hear, hoping against hope that the right person hears. Most of the time people walk right on by, too busy to listen or just plain not interested. Every once in a while you'll notice a crowd gathered around those kids or that teenage girl. The throng claps along to the beat and move their hips from side to side as they watch the performers. And when the song ends and the dance is over and the last note is sung, people clap in appreciation. Most people walk away afterwards, but a special few take the time to reach in their pockets and pull out a dollar bill and place it in the little hat at the side of the "stage."
Bloggers are a lot like subway/street performers. We put out our thoughts as our craft and hope that someone notices. Most times we're ignored, either totally unnoticed or simply passed by on the way to someplace better on the internet. But every once in a while, if we're lucky, we get an audience. And like any savy performer, we work ten times harder when we know someone is actually watching. We update more often and put extra thought into our entries in the hope it will make that audience stick with us. And sometimes if what we've done strikes a chord the reader leaves us the ever elusive comment.
I love to write and blogging helped me realize that. As a writer, what I want more than anything is to be heard. Whether people agree or not is irrelevant, I just want my voice to be heard. So to all of you who stop by and read whatever it is I have to say, thank you. And those of you who come back again and again, my regular readers, I do this for you as much as for me. And to the few who take the time to leave your thoughts with me in my comments section, I want to thank you most of all. Your tips are what sustain me.


Anonymous said...

Aww, you are welcome. My eyes are tearing up as I type this.

I still think that you getting braces is a stupid idea.

Anonymous said...

This is! About time you thanked us for our readership! =P

J/K!! You know I'm a life-long fan. You are truly gifted and special (short yellow bus kind), and I see you going very far. Somebody needs to be around to reap all the rewards! =D

Anonymous said...

You're welcome. Thanks for the entertainment and honesty.


Buffy said...

This is so true.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Anonymous said...

You are very welcome, my dear, so gald I stumbled upon you! And totally get what you are saying!!

Anonymous said...

needless to say, i feel obligated to leave a comment now...u are truly blessed! u have a great gift that i for one am glad to be able to enjoy. u have no idea how boring work gets at 230am...thanx for gettin me through it.

be cool--be safe--bp :)

Trish said...

That is a terrific analogy for blogging. "The ever elusive comment" so true, so true. It is gratifying when someone leaves a comment. I agree 100%