I've been a "blogger" since 2009, when I started my TV review blog. I started this blog in October 2010. But until this year, my idea of blogging was posting once or twice a month and occasionally reading something that someone else posted. I think I had one follower until February, when I decided it was time for me to actually start developing an online presence.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
I've only really been doing this for two months, but in that time, I think I've learned so much more about writing than I had in years before. Suddenly I'm exposed to so many of the different styles people have, and I'm talking to fabulous authors who are all different stages in their writing. It's been amazing for both my writing and my personal growth.
And maybe more than that, there's acceptance. This is a place where I fit, a place where there are other people who understand that the inside of my head is scarier and weirder than any real place. People who don't give me that look when I tell them I was talking to a few of my characters yesterday (come on, you all know the look). Don't get me wrong; I have friends IRL who understand it too, but not very many.
So, thank you to everyone who's made me feel so comfortable and accepted here in the last few months. Because of you, I have a new drive to work on my writing and to send my (soon-to-be) completed MS out into the world to see what it can do. I'm better focused and motivated because of all of you.
And I'm kind of a sap sometimes. Sorry about that.