I’ve hit a landmark. Recently, I reached 300 followers. For many blogs, this number may seem small, tiny, inconsequential. For me, though, it means the world.
When blogging, it’s always a challenge to straddle the line between creating quality content for the sake of your readers and quality content for sake of pleasing yourself. I do my best to write posts that readers will enjoy. I love you guys and want you to stick around. At the end of the day, though, my ultimate goal is to remain true to myself.
I’m a selfish writer. I really am. I do this because it brings me life and I can’t imagine ever stopping. I know that everyone who follows Keep Your Feet isn’t necessarily a reader. That’s okay. Although I try to follow only sites I will actually read, there is a tendency to follow others just for the follow-back. I get that.
But for those of you who DO read, thank you. For those of you who have not just hit “Follow”, but take time to come along side me and spend time with my words, thank you. By reading, liking, and commenting, you inspire me to keep going. I’ve got a universe of words within me and there are days when I just want to throw them in a bucket and let them rot. When this happens, the thought of you is what motivates me cherish my words and lovingly string them into coherent thoughts. I’ve learned a great deal about myself and my identity as a writer over the past few months, and that would not have been possible without you. Your words and encouragement mean the world to me.
I don’t know where Keep Your Feet is going. I don’t know if it’ll stay at is it is or grow or shrink into obscurity. Frankly, I don’t care. I’m just thankful to be where I am today.