Good Friday afternoon!
You know, I love reading all the serious and official owning it posts flying up around the blogosphere, but you know what I really love reading? The comments. The readers of everyone writing these posts are pretty much standing up and cheering and saying a big “THANK YOU” to the bloggers who are admitting there is more to them than oatmeal and running. It’s refreshing to read and it’s thrilling to see how positively the readers are responding.
The other thing I love about sharing these posts is that I know it’s introducing people to a lot of new bloggers. That’s such a good feeling, to feel like I’m helping with that. I love that people realize that anyone who is writing one of these posts is very likely a person they want to read more often. I’m so happy to have found new bloggers this way — my Reader is bursting at the seams!
And on that note, I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who comment on my posts or on my Facebook Wall, encouraging me to keep owning it and letting me know that you’re connecting with what I’m writing about. I mean, I really thought I was the only one who couldn’t do the stupid reverse cowgirl, and yet apparently I’m not! Things like that make my day…but really, all the genuine, funny, passionate comments you guys leave are, for me, the best part of blogging. I also love how people have started interacting in the comments so much — I love creating a hub for conversation and literal LOLs. Thank you for getting to know each other and offering tips, advice, or just showing solidarity with each other. If you only read my posts and don’t read the comments, you’re seriously missing out!
And to all the new people who have come across my blog this week because of the owning it posts, I just wanted to say a big, “Hey, girl, heyyyyy!”
Thanks for stopping by, for coming back, for getting it, and for jumping right into the conversation when you have something to say. I love all the new voices; each post feels like a water cooler surrounded by so many funny, hip chicks. I’ve said it before, but I don’t say it enough: I LOVE MY READERS. You guys crack me up (seriously…ask anyone who knows me how often I snort into my Blackberry), give me ideas, tell me what I’m missing, inspire me, and generally just get my rocks off more than you even know.
Sorry for gushing, but I’m in love…with all of you. (Yeah, even you, “Anonymous 2.”) I just can’t help myself.